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Pivot Cycles hires Michael Golinski to head up international operations

Published August 26, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Michael Golinski, the founder of Spot Brand and former general manager of Planet X USA, to head up Pivot's international operations.

Golinski brings more than 20 years of industry knowledge, with experience running companies in Canada and the U.S. as well as extensive European experience having worked the past four years for a UK company and lived and worked the past two years in the UK. Golinski's experience spans inventory and supply chain, to product and brand management, Pivot said.

Chris Cocalis, Pivot's president and CEO, said, "Michael is a great addition to the Pivot family. With his extensive European contacts, supply chain knowledge and high level management experience, we are very excited about the skills and expertise that Michael brings to our team as well as the future growth potential of Pivot's new European operation."

Pivot said it has been growing rapidly in Europe and to support the demand and growth within the European Union and surrounding markets, Pivot is establishing its own company based in Germany. The company said the German office will allow much quicker lead times to get product to distributors and dealers within the EU and surrounding countries as well as improved customer service and support operations working within the same time zone as those customers.

Golinksi said, "I have followed Chris and the progression of Pivot for a long time and have always admired the brand and the product. Being here just reinforces that this is a great company making cutting edge, market leading products and I am very excited to be leading up the further international growth and expansion of the brand from the supply chain, inventory and final delivery side of things not just in Europe but eventually other strategic markets as well."

 

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