Chris Hodgson has over 30 years of experience
in all aspects of motorcycling and a true enthusiasm for performance
bikes. His professional career began with college graduation
with a BS in airline maintenance management with a minor in
mechanical engineering and traces an arc from racing mechanic
to product designer, entrepreneur and dealership owner.
Starting with a part time job as a BMW mechanic while working
his way through college in 1974, Chris has been actively involved
with BMW motorcycles for 30+ years. His association with San
Jose BMW began as service manager in 1977. He started racing
BMWs in 1975 and built the San Jose BMW which won the last
national Superbike race for BMW in Loudon NH in 1978. Chris
left San Jose BMW in 1981 to found CC Products, an aftermarket
company dedicated to BMW performance and handling upgrades.
Chris' success with CC Products allowed him to return to San
Jose BMW and purchase the business in 1992. Chris has an unparalleled
knowledge of BMWs and the best ways to improve them as well
as the ability and skill to turn those ideas into real products.
Kenan Rappuchi has nearly 20 years of leadership experience
in business management and consulting, most recently as President
of Ventures Connect, Inc., an executive search firm in Silicon
Valley. A passionate and talented motorcyclist, Kenan has
been riding for over 30 years and roadracing at the club and
professional level since 1997.
Kenan partnered up with Chris & San Jose BMW in early
2002, bringing a strong business and motorcycling background
to perfectly complement Hodgson's technical expertise. Kenan
also specializes in set-up of suspension systems, a skill
he perfected from his successful racing experience.
Chris & Kenan have paved the way for San Jose BMW to
become the Northern California Bay Area's leading BMW dealership,
resulting in the top ranking in sales in the entire Bay Area
for 2003 and year to date 2004.