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Andrew Wright, president and co-owner of BTI, dies in motorcycle accident

Published July 16, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — Andrew Wright, the president and co-owner of the Santa Fe-based distributor Bicycle Technologies International, died Wednesday after colliding with another vehicle while commuting home from BTI, the company announced in a statement.

Wright and co-founder Preston Martin started BTI in 1993 in a garage in Ashland, Ore., moving the company to Santa Fe in 1995. He had previously worked at United Bicycle Parts in Ashland, Ore., and in retail at The Bike Gallery in Portland and Bicycles Plus in Salem, Ore.

"Andrew believed strongly in fairness and taking the moral high road in business. Andrew was deeply concerned with the welfare of his employees, providing access to 100-percent paid health care and offering staff the flexibility to take care of their families. He was an outspoken advocate for cycling, having begun BTI's Advocacy Roundup which allows shops to roundup their orders to the nearest dollar for donation to a variety of bicycle causes," the company said.

"Andrew loved all things mechanical, traveling abroad, and bacon. Andrew is survived by his beloved wife Jennifer, his dogs Chupa and Kumar, his cats Quinn and Pikie, his mother, father and brother in Oregon, and the extended circle of friends he has collected over the last four and a half decades."

The funeral is yet to be scheduled.

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Topics associated with this article: Distributor news

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