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Schipper Leaves Ritchey For Fast Forward

Published October 30, 2009

ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Henk Schipper has left Ritchey/Syncros in the UK to focus on Fast Forward Wheels.

“For me the time has come to move on and to focus wholeheartedly on Fast Forward Wheels, the carbon wheel business I started three years ago," Schipper said. “FFWD has grown way beyond our expectations and has near-to-global distribution and a respected reputation. I want to thank Roland ten Brinke and Rik van Putten for achieving this and I am really happy to dedicate all my time and energy to grow FFWD further.”

Schipper will be responsible for OEM accounts and product development, while Roland ten Brinke remains general manager and in charge of daily operations and aftermarket sales. Rik van Putten is responsible for marketing and aftermarket sales.

FFWD Wheels is producing high-end, lightweight, carbon wheels for the road, triathlon, track and cyclocross markets and builds all laced wheels by hand in Holland.

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