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Meet Our Staff

 

Max McAllister, President

Max has been in the motorcycle industry since 1983. Since that time he has been involved in many forms of motorsport racing, winning National Championships in both AMA Arenacross and WERA Roadracing.  He also built and fielded his own dirt track stock car team for two seasons. Through these various racing efforts, Max acquired the skills that would eventually lead him to found Traxxion Dynamics.

In the past, Max has been a columnist for Roadracing World and Motorcycle Technology, the "bible" for motorcycle roadracing enthusiasts. Demand for his products and skills have taken him to the highest levels of motorsport all over the world.

Since our company was founded in February of 1998, he has worked constantly to provide consumers with the highest level of performance available through the creation of new products and his passion to innovate. His vision is the driving force that changed the way racers go supersport racing by creating the world’s first complete bolt-in Supersport Legal fork cartridge kit, the “AK-20 Axxion Cartridge”, and he topped that feat with the world’s first Supersport Legal gas-charged cartridge, the “AK-Gas”.

Max started riding bicycles in 2012, and by 2013 was fully hooked into the cycling lifestyle... and started racing, of couse... and now has a formidable collection of bicycles for all types of duty!  It was only natural that mountain bike suspension components would end up being taken apart in our shop!  As a result, we began servicing bicycle components, since it is such a natural fit for what we love to do at Traxxion!

Keep an eye out, you won’t be able to anticipate what Max will be up to next at Traxxion Dynamics!

 

 

Lee Spitler, Inventory Control

Lee has been in love with motorcycles since his early teens, but didn't have the opportunity to own one until his early 20's. His first motorcycle was purchased in the summer of '78 and since then he has owned, maintained and modified a total of 15 motorcycles.

Lee is a retired USAF Master Sergeant, and ex-systems administrator with a background in civil engineering workforce management. Early in his Air Force career, Lee attended classes to become a motorcycle technician. While stationed in Germany, he was sent to attend an MSF Instructor Workshop. He became certified to teach their riding courses and was involved in every assigned base's motorcycle safety program until he retired in December of '95. In 2003, he had the opportunity to work as a demo rider for a large Italian manufacturer for several events; the highlight being a trip to Laguna Seca, where his dream of riding on that racetrack was fulfilled.

Lee's lifelong involvement in motorcycling led him to seek employment in our industry. We offered Lee an opportunity to join our staff late in 2003. During these many years of working for us he has helped hundreds of Traxxion customers with their suspension upgrades. If you have the opportunity to work with him on a suspension upgrade project of your own, you will not be disappointed.

 

 

Mike Hardy, Sales

Mike was a motorcycle enthusiast even before his teenage years. His first bike was an early 80's Honda XL125. His first real street bike was a Katana 600 (which explains a lot...). Currently, a '97 Triumph Speed Triple and an Aprilia RSVR are part of Mike's garage. In 2000, his love for motorcycles lead him to an SV650 and then to the racetrack where he has raced since '01 in the WERA Southeast Region.

Mike's training and employment background has been in Information Technology, where he was an inventory and asset manager for an international pharmaceutical support company. After being "downsized" in late '02, Mike joined the Traxxion Dynamics staff.

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Musil, Lead Technician

Martin has been a motorcycle enthusiast since a very young age, as he started riding motorcycles at the age of 9. Martin was an active club road racer, and in 2002 Martin participated in the WERA Sportsman, National Challenge as well as the WERA endurance events. In his first year he won several championships which included the D-Superbike National Championship. In 2003 he moved into the expert rankings and finished the year in second in both the Light Weight Twins National Challenge as well as the National Sportsman series.

Martin is a father now, and his son Logan keeps him pretty busy when not at work!

Martin Musil brings a wealth of knowledge to Traxxion Dynamics, which he has demonstrated as our Lead Technician for a decade. If you have any technical questions, he is the man to ask!

 

 

 

 

Dan Anderson, Sales Manager

Dan is originally from Orlando, Florida and has been a complete motorcycle junkie and racing fan since his teens. His first streetbike was an FZR600, followed by a CBR600, and a GSXR750. He is currently riding a TL1000R and a CBR954 Streetfighter.

Dan previously worked in the automotive accessory industry before moving to the motorcycle industry in 2004. He joined our staff at the beginning of 2006.

At Traxxion he is your go to guy for information and pricing on all of our products!

Dan cruises the streets on a Specliazed Las Vegas Langster "fixie" (fixed gear bike), always taking "hip" to new levels, and is very famous for setting new styles and trends, which young urbanites flock to follow.

 

 

Kathy Williams, Office Manager

Kathy joined Traxxion in May 2010.  She came to us with a vast background in construction and real estate, with an emphasis in accounting and office management. 

Having worked in the "manly-man" world of construction, she was well prepared for the challenge of being the "Lone Female" in the testosterone-fueled world of motorcycles and a shop full of men!

Aside from running all of our Administration almost single-handedly, she is also tasked with keeping Max and the boys in line, which has proven to be, by far, the most taxing of her duties!

Kathy is our first line of service to our customers, and you will almost certainly speak with her if you call in.

 

 

 

 

Brian Clark, Suspension Tech / Mechanic

Brian began working in the motorcycle industry in 1987. Since that time he has received Certified Technician status from Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati, BMW, and SeaDoo.  In 2007, Brian finished 4th in the United States Technician Gran Prix, a very high honor!

Brian came to work for us in 2013, after Max badgered him for many years to give up the "flat-rate mechanic's life" and become part of our team.

Brian also works as a professional photographer, and is well known for his work in the world of Rennaisance Festivals.  We put him to work doing most of the photography on this site!

Brian's other love is food... all kinds of food.  He takes lots of pictures of food... combining his two hobbies into one.  We figure he'll become a food critic after retirement!

 

 

 

 

Stan Chadwick, Lead CNC Machinist

Stan has been riding both motocross and street bikes for 40 years.  He currently resides in Cartersville, GA and enjoys riding in the the North Georgia Mountains, home to some of the the best motorcycle roads in the country.

Stan comes from a family of machinists, and has an extensive background which began in Houston, TX in 1981.  Since that time he has amassed more than 30 years of experience in both manual and computer controlled machining. 

Stan is an AVID whitetail deer hunter.  When deer season comes around his bikes collect some dust while he is out in the the woods of North Georgia filling his freezer for the next year.  He won't tell Max how he magically makes deer walk right up to him in the forest!

 

 

 

Ross Clifford, CNC Machine Operator

Ross was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico but has lived in Georgia almost 50 years.  He started riding motorcycles at age 13, and has owned many many bikes since that time.  He currently rides a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic.

Ross became a Certified Welder in 1978 and worked in that trade until the company he was working for closed down in 2012.  Ross joined us in 2013 and has learned to run our CNC machines, and he works as our second shift operator.

Ross is an big sports fan, and he's a great guy to talk to about "The Big Game" from last weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin "Powers" Oudean,
International Man of Mystery

Austin is our only part-timer, as he is currently studying for his first college degree.

We weren't sure about him at first, because he didn't have a motorcycle and he didn't have any obvious physical (or mental) damage like the rest of us.

Austin has turned out to be a real asset, and is able to do any job, in any department, we have here at Traxxion.

If we actually need any real progress made around here, we call on Austin, whose youth and vitality typically transcends our old age and hard-earned wisdom.

Austin is currently attending Kennesaw State University, and we hope that he will be the first person in our family to graduate college and actually make something of himself!

 

 

 

General Ruckus, Collections Manager

No cool shop would be complete without a shop dog, and we have the coolest... "Ruckus" has enough personality to entertain even the stuffiest old Goldwinger, so we put him in charge of keeping customers entertained while their bikes are upgraded.

If no customers are available, he keeps us on our toes sneaking out the door quietly to go on various covert missions we do not know the nature or destination of.