WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—After serving as a part-time consultant for Reynolds Cycling since the beginning of the year, Paul Lew will now join Reynolds Cycling full-time as director of technology and innovation.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Paul Lew to the team at Reynolds," said Dean Gestal, chief executive officer of Maclean Quality Composites, owner of Reynolds Cycling. "Paul has an incredible track record as a true innovator in technology, from bicycle wheels to motor sports and defense applications like UAVs. We are certain that Paul can help Reynolds Cycling to the next level in wheel technology."
“I’m extremely excited to join a company that is leading the bicycle industry with carbon wheel product and manufacturing expertise second to none with regards to wheels," Lew said.
Reynolds Cycling vice president of sales and marketing Jonathan Geran said, "We are continually focused on our concept of providing cyclists 'the ride of your life.' With Paul Lew joining our team at Reynolds Cycling, we will work together to integrate his unique vision into our state-of-the art manufacturing to create the world's best road-racing and time-trial wheels."
Lew has more than 17 years experience in advanced product design, advanced composite materials and manufacturing processes. Lew is known for his innovative molding of super-light, ultra-durable unidirectional graphite rims which have won Multiple Ironman, World Championships, Olympic Medals and Tour De France stages.
Lew studied mechanical engineering and naval architecture at the United States Naval Academy as a member of the Class of 1985, before earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Design (i.e., designing and engineering structures to withstand environmental stresses) and the professional degree of Bachelors of Architecture from Ball State University in 1989.
Among his many awards, Lew has been awarded the Owens-Corning/Composite Institute Award for Excellence in Composite Design, the Amoco Petroleum Society of Plastics Industry Award of Excellence for Composite Design. Lew holds several patents related to mechanical and aerodynamic design including bicycle wheel patents.