NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes recently promoted several key members to senior level management positions including Matt Dowling to president, while adding a new international sales office in Europe.
Credited with overseeing the resurgence at Marin Bikes, COO/CFO Dowling will continue to hold the CFO title as he leads Marin Bikes into the 2008 season as president. Having joined Marin in 2004, Dowling has become an integral part of the company’s daily operations. Chairman and chief executive officer Robert Buckley had been assuming many of the presidential duties.
Kelly Burr has been promoted to vice president of operations and product development. Burr’s 20 years experience at Marin in designing bicycles and sourcing components from international vendors has enabled Marin to continually offer new and innovative products. Burr’s team can take credit for having recently delivered the Mount Vision QUAD XC, named by Mountain Biking Magazine as 2007 All Mountain Bike of the Year.
Promoted from U.S. Sales Manager to vice president of sales and marketing, Steve Glazer will lead the North American sales and branding efforts for Marin Bikes. Glazer has demonstrated his ability to react to dynamic market conditions for the past eight years at Marin. He will continue to lead an excellent team, which is committed to outstanding customer service and creative brand marketing.
Mark Vanek has been promoted from inside sales manager to the newly created position of marketing manager at Marin. Working with dealers for nearly seven years has given Vanek the ability to clearly articulate the areas of branding focus that are necessary. Working with Marin’s largest partners and as an avid cyclist, Vanek is committed to bolstering the company’s brand recognition in order to benefit Marin’s customers.
Tom Brown has been hired as director of international sales and marketing. Brown was employed in the bicycle industry in Europe for the past 12 years. He will be based in Switzerland and will lead Marin’s worldwide sales efforts outside of North America. Brown’s working knowledge of the international cycling business and his vast experience will enable Marin to better support existing international customers and to pioneer new distributors.
“All these changes are indicative of positive growth,” Glazer added. —Jason Norman