Cycling Sports Group (CSG), which owns the Cannondale, GT and Schwinn bike brands and Sugoi apparel brands, appointed global vice presidents of product, engineering and marketing.

Henning Schroeder, pictured above, has been promoted to the position of global vice president of product, while David Guzik has been promoted to global VP engineering, CSG and Brian Immel to global VP marketing, CSG.

An 11-year veteran of the company, Schroeder has steered the development of a number of award-winning Cannondale bikes, including the EVO, Scalpel SI, Slate and Quick.

Guzik has been with CSG for two years and is a 17-year veteran of the industry, during which time he spent the majority of his career at Trek. Brian has been with CSG for five years, leading marketing for Cannondale.

“Product innovation continues to be our number one priority for Cycling Sports Group. It’s what we’re known for and why consumers demand our bikes,” said Peter Woods, president and CEO, Dorel Sports.  “We launched our MY17 Cannondale product line to excellent reviews around the world, in large part because of the contributions of Henning, David and Brian and their teams. I’m thrilled to appoint them to leadership roles across all of CSG to bring to bear their expertise and passion for our business.”

Rittschof Departs
Also today, Scott Rittschof, SVP of global marketing and product development, will be leaving the business at the end of the month. “Scott led the CSG product and marketing teams during an important time in the industry and I’d like to thank him for his contributions. We wish him all the best in his future plans,” said Woods.

CSG is part of Dorel Sports, a segment of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) owns a comprehensive portfolios of brands in the bicycling and recreational industries including Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse, Kid Trax, Charge, Guru, Fabric and Sugoi. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of $2.7 billion and employs approximately 10,450 people in facilities located in 25 countries.

Photo courtesy Cycling Sports Group.