BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Jeff McGuane as its new president of CSG North America.
McGuane replaces Jeff Frehner, who left the company last August because intensive travel between his home in Madison, Wisconsin, and Cannondale's headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut.
Formerly president of CSG International, McGuane is now charged with driving the CSG business in North American from its Bethel office. The company also announced that Bob Baird, president of Dorel’s Recreation and Leisure Sector will become the acting president of CSG International.
“Jeff McGuane is a superb leader with an impressive record of accomplishments in the cycling industry, and he has strong experience across multiple markets,” Baird said. “Since 2004, Jeff has led Cannondale Europe to tremendous success, and we’re looking forward to similar results in North America under his leadership."
For the past 14 years McGuane has held positions with Cannondale and CSG in the United States, Japan and Europe. He was appointed president of Cannondale Europe in 2004 and named president of CSG International in August 2008. Under McGuane's leadership, Cannondale Europe experienced an exceptional rate of growth and success.
“One of the great things about being part of Dorel is that we have some of the best people, retailers and cycling brands in the world,” McGuane said. “The best days for CSG North America are still before us, especially when I consider such converging factors in North America as the green movement, mobility initiatives and healthcare concerns."