GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Spot Brand has some early July news to announce. The Golden, Colorado, bike company has hired a new, veteran bike designer, added three regional sales reps and added a new titanium mountain bike frame model.
Engineer Andy Emanuel worked for Paul Turner's Maverick bike company for four years, in addition to non-bike projects ranging from paraglider components to mobile phone mounts to heavy industrial manufacturing.
"Andy Emanuel is phenomenally talented, and bringing him on full time allows us to push forward with some new bike models and continue our product line expansion," said Andrew Lumpkin, Spot's president.
The new outside sales reps are Charlie Tondu in Northern California, Derek Griggs in New England and Niall McAra in the mid-Atlantic region.
The new hires come following the appointment of Adam Williams as sales director last fall. The company said its bike sales are up 62 percent year-to-date following the launch of multiple new models including the Wazee city bike, Rallye cyclocross rig and Honey Badger mountain bike.
Spot's newest model is the Cream SS, a titanium mountain bike. Like all Spot bikes it can be run with a Gates Carbon Drive belt or with a chain and derailleur.
"We are growing in a smart and measured manner, through the strength of our product and the skills of our team," Lumpkin said. "Riders will be super-impressed by the innovative and technologically advanced bikes that we will debut in the next few years."