Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association names Jaret Smith president

The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA), announced in January that Ed Klim was retiring from his position as president, a role he held for more than 25 years, in 2024. Effective Jan. 15, 2024, Jaret Smith took over as president of the organization.

“In my time serving on the ISMA board of directors, I’ve had the privilege to work with Ed as he led the organization and helped cultivate and grow the snowmobile industry,” said Troy Halvorson, Arctic Cat. “His passion for the industry and advancing the sport has had an immeasurable impact and we are deeply grateful for his years of distinguished service.”

Klim began his tenure with ISMA in 1995 and has made significant contributions to the snowmobile industry in the last 28 years, including establishing the “Safe Riders” safety program, and training and working with snowmobile enthusiasts to keep Yellowstone National Park open to snowmobiling.

“Jaret brings with him a wealth of snowmobile industry experience in fostering strong relationships with industry partners to promote the sport, and we are excited to have him continue those efforts as president of the organization,” said Halvorson.

Smith joins ISMA with more than 10 years of snowmobile industry experience, most recently with Yamaha, where he served as manager of the North American Snowmobile Division. Prior to that, he spent three years at a powersports dealership driving growth and modernization. Smith has also served as board director at ISMA and previously contributed to the ISMA Statistics Committee, Technical Standards Committee and the ISMA Communications Committee. He brings with him a lifelong passion for snowmobiling, logging more than 2,500 miles annually across the U.S. and Canada.