HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic, Inc. has hired Zack Vestal as its communications and PR manager for the United States.
Vestal leaves his position as VeloNews Magazine technical editor to bring his writing and communications experience to the marketing team at Mavic. Reporting to marketing director Sean Sullivan, Vestal will be responsible for managing Mavic Inc.’s PR, advertising and written communications for the web and print materials.
“All of us are thrilled to have someone of Zack’s caliber on our team,” said Sean Sullivan, marketing director. “Zack not only brings strong media and writing skills to the team, it’s great that he also comes from a background on the race circuit which is a little part of everyone’s DNA around here at Mavic.”
Vestal will work from his home office in Boulder, Colorado to provide editors with improved accessibility to Mavic products and information. He will be readily available in Colorado and on the west coast where most of the cycling media is based. Vestal will also travel regularly from his satellite office to Mavic Inc’s U.S. office in Haverhill Massachusetts and Mavic’s headquarters in Annecy, France.
Before joining Mavic, Vestal spent two years with VeloNews. As the tech editor, he was responsible for all aspects of technical coverage in print and online. His story titled “Knife the Wind” (VeloNews September 2010) won an Editorial and Design Award in the category of Technical Article by Min, a New York-based media and publishing industry trade magazine.
Prior to joining VeloNews, he traveled extensively with the Trek-VW mountain bike racing team for five years, first as the mechanic and later as the manager.
Vestal graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from Whitman College. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with wife, Caitlyn.
For additional information, contact: Zack Vestal, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-638-3183.