David Bonskey is the initial president of the Detroit Desmo Owners Club. He has been a passionate and active motorcyclist since 1973. He currently rides a 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro and has previously owned other Ducati models including a 2000 ST4, a 2008 1098S, and a 2013 Multistrada Gran Tourismo and 2015 Multistrada 1200s. He also still owns and rides his first motorcycle, a 1973 Triumph Daytona T100R. David enjoys sport touring riding and also participates in track days. He is also an active member of the Michigan Sport Touring Riders (MSTR) and the AMA.
David is married to Louise and lives in Brighton, Michigan. In addition to motorcycling David is an avid sailor and spends many summers cruising Lake Huron and the North Channel.
He retired from Chrysler in 2008 where he held the position of Director, Information Technology for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales systems. David is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University and the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State.
Antonio AmiconeVice President
Antonio or Anthony how everyone calls him, was born and raised in Italy. He spend his teens and twenties in the province of Modena just a few miles from Borgo Panigale. His uncles gave him the Ducati fever and his passion has never left, but just kept growing over the years.
His very first Ducati was a Monster M600 Dark with Dual Terminioni and open dry clutch. Currently he owns with his soon to be wife Ellen Rottiers; a 2018 Ducati V4S with Akrapovic exhaust, 2018 Ducati Diavel Dark with Terminioni, Customized 2015 Ducati Monster 821 created by Ducati of Detroit and a 2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer with the Akrapovic exhaust.
Antonio is also Member of the AROC, Alfa Romeo Club of Detroit and owns a 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and a not so common 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder.
Antonio and Ellen return to Italy every year to visit Family and enjoy sightseeing and visiting famous landmarks. Antonio’s passion for Motorsport, F1, Moto GP, Cars and Motorcycles goes beyond all the way to his heritage where the love for food and cooking is number one. Antonio’s Nonno (Grandfather Mimmo) was a chef born in Amalfi and along with his Nonna (Grandmother Caterina) and Mother Assunta he learned the art of Italian Cuisine.
Antonio has been in the US since 2007 and a US citizen since 2013, he currently works for FANUC Robotics as an Applications Engineer and has been with the company since 2013.
Todd Sorgatz is the Treasurer of the Detroit Desmo Owners Club. Todd has been riding something on two wheels with a gas engine attached since the early 1980’s. His passion for two wheels has taken many forms over the years, from Ural sidecar rigs with the whole family aboard, to duel sport touring, to track days on a CBR, and his current “bucket list bike” a 2015 Ducati Monster 1200.
Todd is married to Staci and lives in Madison Heights, Michigan with one daughter finishing high school at ROHS next year, and his oldest daughter graduating from University of Michigan Dearborn this spring. Aside from motorcycling and spending time with family Todd is an avid photographer/videographer and recent drone pilot.
Todd currently works at Ford Motor Company as a RWD Transmission CAD Package Leader. Todd graduated from The University of Michigan Flint.
Osamah El-AroundDirector Communications and Marketing
Osamah started riding in high school on the streets of Tripoli, Libya on a Soviet made 125cc 2 stroke Minsk. Growing up across the Mediterranean from Italy though, it was impossible to escape the influence. The Tripoli police rode Guzzis and sport bike enthusiasts imported Aprilias but nothing matched the design, character or performance of Ducati. So after a hiatus of 20 years and a year after getting back in the saddle, he bought his first Ducati. A 2011 Monster 796 which helped him understand the allure of the brand. He has since owned a 2014 Monster 1200S and now rides a 2018 Supersport S. Osamah joined the DDOC in 2018 and became a board member in 2021.
He lives with his wife Krissy on Lake Columbia in Brooklyn, MI and enjoys riding the back roads of the Irish Hills as well as cruising around the lake in the summer months. Osamah received his medical degree from The University of Tripoli and was in clinical practice for 10 years before transitioning to an administrative role. He currently works as a medical director at Anthem
Andre Gardinalli SantosSecretary and Event Development
Andre was always in love with speed and motorsports. Being Brazilian, he grew up watching Formula 1 and the victories of Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna in the 80’s and early 90’s. Later that passion for speed turned into MotoGP watching and motorcycling became his favorite sport.
Moving from Brazil to Michigan in 2016, on a typical mid-life crisis, he decided to take the Motorcycle Safety Course at the Washtenaw Community College and bought his first bike, a 2014 Suzuki C50 BOSS. Andre was always in love with Ducati since he saw the Monster when young and when looking for his second bike he had no doubt that it was going to be one. In 2019 he became the owner of a 2018 XDiavel and joined the Detroit Desmo Owners Club becoming a board member in 2021.
Andre lives with his wife and son in Ann Arbor and enjoys riding the Michigan back roads. He has an electrical engineering degree and works for HPE in High Performance Computing sales covering the US Central region.
Mark RonningDirector Membership Development
Mark has always appreciated the styling of a Ducati, but knew it was not feasible for a first bike. In 2011, he purchased a 1999 Suzuki SV650 which is better known as the “poor mans ducati monster” and became hooked on riding.
A couple years later he acquired his dream bike, a black 2012 Monster 1100 EVO, which he would always find an excuse to ride. That bike took him across the country from Philadelphia to San Francisco and he has fallen in love with the brand ever since.
A Philadelphia native, Mark moved to Michigan in 2016 and joined the Detroit Desmo club to find like minded enthusiasts to ride with. He now resides in Grosse Pointe Farms and enjoys riding his 2017 Multistrada 1200s up the coast of the thumb on a warm summer day.