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HLC names Pat McGinnis president as Sylvain Caya steps down

Published April 8, 2019

LEVIS, Québec and LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Sylvain Caya has stepped down as President of HLC (formerly Hawley Lambert Cycling) to pursue other opportunities. Pat McGinnis, currently the VP commercial for the company, is becoming the new president, effective Monday, the company announced.

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"We are deeply grateful for Sylvain's leadership and all that he brought to HLC as we grew into the North American business we are today. Pat brings years of both industry and business experience to this new challenge and we're excited as we move forward to have him take on this new role," said Ed Barrett, the chairman of the board of HLC.

"I will certainly miss the great and passionate people I've worked with over the last 12 years. I leave HLC with a solid base for the future with a great team, great brand partners, and a solid North American infrastructure with the four distribution centers and a world-class website," said Caya.

McGinnis joined HLC as VP of Commercial in 2016. Previously he was 14 years with Raleigh as vice president of sales, and in 2009 became president of FreeMotion Fitness, a fitness equipment manufacturer and distributor.

"Sylvain and Ed Barrett have built a great team that I look forward to leading. It's always about the people and we have a talented group that will lead us to be even better partners for our dealers and vendors. We will continue to offer a North American footprint to our vendors while bringing a more country-specific focus to our business," said McGinnis.

HLC also announced Edward Wright has been promoted to the role of vice president for Canada and Chad Smith to the role of Vice President for the US. Wright was recently named director of sales and marketing and Smith has served as strategic accounts director since 2015.

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