Stan’s NoTubes announced the departure of its founders Stan and Cindy Kaziatek. Company president and longtime brand development partner Mike Bush will remain as president and CEO with support from new investment partners, Zabel Companies.
In astatement, Stan’s NoTubes said Bush’s leadership and engineering experience have been instrumental in expanding Stan Kaziatek’s creation of tubeless tire sealant, helping to develop tubeless tire rim designs, and bringing innovative solutions for racers like the DART system to market for the past seventeen years.
Based in North Carolina, Zabel Companies owns a diverse portfolio of brand-focused companies in a variety of industries. Zabel’s expertise in investing in and strengthening core business operations will allow Stan’s to focus its energies on developing and improving the quality products and customer service for which it is known.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have found Zabel Companies after a diligent search for the right fit,” Bush said. “Their emphasis on sustainable, long-term growth, building a strong brand, and maintaining the company’s people and culture are values that Stan, Cindy and I have long shared. Zabel’s expertise and experience in building businesses for long-term sustainable growth is ideal for Stan’s continued growth.”
Rich Jones, Partner at The Zabel Companies noted, “Stan and Cindy have created a category, built a market leader and have an outstanding brand in the industry; most importantly, they surrounded themselves with great people and a strong leader in Mike Bush.” Rich added, “We look forward to continuing Stan and Cindy’s legacy and what has made the business successful today as we partner and support Mike and Stan’s team to continue to build and grow this great business.”