Dana Carson, managing director of Hutchinson North America, is stepping down on August 5th for a new position in the cycling industry.

“I've really enjoyed working with the team at Hutchinson NA for the last three years,” states Carson. “Together with the management from our headquarters in France, we've restructured our North American operations, spearheaded serious increases in sales of Road Tubeless, twenty-nine inch mountain bike tires, and our new carbon-beaded cyclocross tires.”

In addition to sales, Carson helped streamline Marketing, Advertising and Distribution strategies at Hutchinson NA. He is currently working with the Hutchinson organization to fill his position upon his absence.

“Hutchinson would like to thank Dana for the good work he has done at our North American Headquarters,” comments Jerome Dumartin, Global Sales Director for Hutchinson Tires. “He leaves a solid framework for continued growth of our sales in the U.S., and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Hiram Hutchinson, an American expatriate, founded Hutchinson in France in 1853 and began producing bicycle tires in 1890. Starting with Henri Pelissier's Tour de France victory in 1923, legends from Jacques Anquetil to Anne-Caroline Chausson, Nicolas Vouilloz, the Seven-Time Tour de France winning Postal/Discovery Team and current Olympic and multi-time World Champion Julien Absalon have proven the superiority of Hutchinson tire technology. Hutchinson-equipped racers have won 24 Tours de France, including eight of the last eleven.