IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Andrew Kempe has been appointed to the role of national sales manager of OEM sales for Shimano American's Bicycle Components Division.
Kempe will have a larger role in the management of the Shimano’s global original equipment business as the manager for North America. Joining Shimano in 2004 as a regional sales manager, Kempe has successfully grown Shimano’s business in several regions across North America and has been a critical part of Shimano's business development including the recent sales force integration with Pearl Izumi.
“For the past seven years, Andrew has been a vital part of Team Shimano,” said Jeff Young, Shimano American senior sales manager. "His new position is both well-earned and deserved. He has garnered the respect of the entire bicycle division staff from his management skills and his passion for our business, and I look forward to working with Andrew as we continue to grow the Shimano brand and bring quality bicycle components to all market.”