Andy Zeiss: "I´m glad to have that opportunity, also cause some of the team athletes are close friends."
Zeiss will still be at the helm of all the other projects he's involved with. www.eastpak.com
Strong growth and demand has forced us to look for motivated, established reps to service our growing customer base. We have all territories open and welcome all established reps to apply.
If interested, please send or fax resume and cover letter to:
fax (407) 902-2991
Todd Lyons has been there, done that. As a racer, as a dirtjumper as a street rider, he has traveled the world. His love for the sport is gigantic and it was no surprise that "The Wildman" ended up working in the bicycle industry. TL is taking SE racing (or SE BMX) to a different level and is loving it. FATBMX checked in with TL to see what his job entails.
How did you get the job over at SE Bikes?
- Back in the late summer of 2002 I read on BMXMania that SE was being resurrected by Fuji Bikes. The guy who it said was running the program was Billy Feamster. Billy used to sponsor me with Rad Accessories back in the early 90’s. I hadn’t talked to him in years, so I figured I’d look him up. Once all of that fell into place, I became the sponsored pro. Then over the next year and a half, I saw a lot of things that we could do to improve our bikes, team, image, etc. Over time, I gave so much input that we finally realized that I could have a much better impact as the Brand Manager than simply being just a rider.
Age: 35 years
Hometown: Oldenburg, Germany
How long have you worked at Sport Import?
I started in the beginning of 1998
What companies does Sport Import distribute?
At this moment we have a very good program and carry the following companies:
Odyssey, FlyBikes, SundayBMX, G-Sport, KingKong, ACS, ODI, Tioga, Voxom and FeltBikes.
Can you explain the FELT BMX situation? Is it a German or an American company?
Our roots are in California, our product development is located in Lahe Forst, California. The German Headquarter and California product development team work very close in product development.
Plans have been in the pipe line for some time and the event is set to be launched this coming spring. With a fresh approach to exhibiting and attending this will be a perfect platform for the huge global market of bikes and biking.
To be held in a prestigious centrally located venue in the Midlands in April 07, the organisers will fill the void left behind by the Bike Show and create a progressive event with involvement from the Biking industry and the riders.
Hawk, who has most recently served as Haro’s Vice President of Sales for the past twelve years, plans to not only build upon the success from past, but to also work on â€œfine-tuningâ€? the organization. â€œThe folks at Haro are extremely talented and nothing needs to be reinvented,â€? says Hawk. â€œInstead, some fine tuning will take place and with the exception of a few key enhancements, the same great people that brought success to the company in the past are the same ones that will continue to bring them in the future. My job is made much easier with the resources available to meâ€?.
What made you decide to start a shoe company?
I thought I could pull it off. I have a little bit of a background with different shoe companies.
The picture on the right shows the Dk Dayton complete bike. This is the top of the Line Model from the Street-Bike-Line of DK.
An avid BMXer since 1982, Losey’s first entered the industry as the associate editor at BMX Plus! in 1992. After 5 years there, Losey became editor at Ride BMX and BMX Business News. During his time at both magazines, he shot over 100 covers.
Redline is a brand with its roots firmly intertwined with those of BMX itself and Padded Cell prides itself on it's commitment to and passion for BMX in all its forms. Redline has been largely missing from the UK market for a couple of years, but after talks at Interbike this year the deal was struck between Seattle Bike Supply and Padded Cell which will see the newly improved and revamped Redline bike range reintroduced to this country.
Redline have recently taken on a trio of riders, Mike Escamilla, Dustin Guenther and Rich Hirsch who have worked hard at improving and updating the bikes so that the entire range shows the quality of construction and design that Redline BMX race bikes have long been known for.
Ford will remain available to the company to assist in the transition to new leadership and to insure that business continues with as few interruptions as possible. "I joined Bob Haro in early 1982 and from that first day, Haro has always been a great place to work. It's both a company and a brand that inspires pride and passion in virtually everyone who has been associated with it throughout the years. And those qualities are what made the job fun and challenging for me for so many years".
Chrome is back. Believe it or not, but it was out of fashion for so long that it's cool again. GT is feeling the vibe and had this chrome complete bike on display.
The editorial line-up that put DIG together won't change, and the same goes for editorial control, so you won't be seeing T-shirt shootouts in the magazine any time soon. It'll still be DIG, through and through. More so, even: with 4130 behind it, Will Smyth and friends have plans to make DIG the magazine it always wanted to be.
It's a moment in BMX history. Have your place in it.