TRENTON,NJ (BRAIN)—Dana Carson has been promoted to managing director of Hutchinson Tire North America.
Carson assumes responsibility for the expansion of Hutchinson's bicycle tire division, after spending a year as aftermarket sales manager.
"I'm honored to take the helm of a company that develops the most cutting edge bicycle tires in the world," Carson said. "With rapidly expanding sales of our road tubeless technology, seven Tour de France victories in the last 10 years, and World Cup, World Champ and Olympic winning mountain bike designs in our lineup, we're taking this great brand to new heights."
Carson brings a wide and varied résumé that is helping to maximize Hutchinsons' market share. Starting as a road racer from Southern California, Carson worked in bicycle shops as a kid, ran the custom bike build program at Performance Bike in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and eventually ran his own sales agency representing Bianchi, Sinclair Imports and Hincapie Sports.
Since joining Hutchinson last January, Carson has made it his mission to provide distributors, dealers and ultimately consumers with the best bicycle tires on the market.