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Steve Gluckman and Shirley Chen join Tern

Published January 17, 2024

(BRAIN) — Tern has added Steve Gluckman and Shirley Chen to its senior management teams.

Gluckman, best known in the industry as the long-time leader of REI's bicycle program, joins Tern as Head of Global Product Management.

Chen joins as Tern's Supply Chain Director. She has more than three decades of supply chain experience across the semiconductor, electromechanical, and mobility industries, including leadership roles as the Director of Asia Sourcing at Cake, and Manager of Asia Sourcing at SRAM.

"We're really excited to be able to add two such seasoned bike professionals to the Tern team," said Josh Hon, Tern's team captain. "2023 was a challenging year for the bike industry but we're very bullish on the future so we spent 2023 continuing to invest in our people and processes. Steve and Shirley adding their expertise to our already pretty good team will make us that much better at innovation and execution."

Hon added that Tern believes in the strength of diversity, and having more women in the workplace is critical to this. 

"In some circles, there's been some backlash against DEI initiatives, but we consider this a privileged and blindered view of reality," said Hon. "It's been our experience that when you give opportunities to people who have traditionally been overlooked because of biases, the whole team will advance. We grow stronger, more innovative, and make better collective decisions when we have more diverse voices in the room discussing an issue."

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