History - Raymond Gref


Raymond Gref
Montreal, January 27th 2004 - In front of some 300 dealers from the four corners of Canada, Mr. Raymond Gref, C.E.O. of Harley-Davidson® Montreal, was honoured Monday by Mr. Malcolm Hunter, President and Chief Executive and Buzz Green, Vice-President and General Manager, for his exemplary career of close to 50 years in the midst of the great Harley-Davidson® family.
The tribute presented Mr. Gref at the Harley-Davidson® Dealers Meeting closing ceremonies, on January 26th, in Orlando (USA), was meant to recognize the exceptional work of one dealer, distributor and importer who put on the road some 50 000 motorbikes during the last 50 years.

Visibly touched by this public recognition, Mr. Gref was eager to thank everyone who accompanied him throughout his career: "I am deeply honoured by this tribute. First, I would like to thank my family who shares my devoted passion for motorcycles and, of course, Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada whom have always been there for me during my career."
A full throttle journey!
During his near 50 year career, Raymond Gref became owner of several stores, of which the most respected is located on Saint-Jacques Street since 1993. He participated in a number of major provincial and national circuit events, chaired the Marchands de motocyclettes du Québec during a 10 year span and set up the first Harley® owners club in Montreal.

From left to right: Michel Villeneuve and Buzz Green, Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada; Charles Gref jr, Harley-Davidson® Montréal; Raymond Gref, Harley-Davidson® Montréal; Malcolm Hunter, Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada; Duc Dufour, Harley-Davidson® Montréal; and Claude Roy, Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada.
Today, this keen motorbike lover has passed his passion on to his sons, Charles and Richard. As a matter of fact, Charles is now President of the family business and his progeny! Raymond Gref is an example for all dealers aiming at the development of the motorcycle industry and the influence of Harley-Davidson® throughout the world!
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