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Giant USA announces staff promotions, transitions and new hires

Published February 9, 2017
The changes include transitions for a father-daughter pair.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has announced a promotion to its sales department, a transition to its quality assurance department, and the hiring of two new demo tour contractors.

Two of the transitions involve the father-daughter pair of Melissa Maresca and James Maresca.

Melissa Maresca has been promoted to be an inside sales representative. She's been with Giant since 2011, most recently as quality assurance lead. "Melissa has proven herself in multiple roles in her career at Giant," said Allen Needle, Giant sales operations and inside sales manager. "The combination of desire to find solutions for our retailers and consumers, as well as her passion for our brands and for cycling, make Melissa a great asset to the inside sales team."

"My four years in QA assisting our retailers has been the best training for this promotion to the Sales team," Melissa Maresca said. "I was in bicycle retail for five years before joining Giant, so sales runs through my blood. I love this opportunity to move into a new role where I can help our retailers succeed."

James Maresca has transitioned from Giant inside sales, where he's spent the last decade to quality assurance after sales technician. Jeremy Combs, Giant USA's quality assurance manager, said, "James is an extremely valuable addition to our QA team. He brings experience, technical knowledge, and passion for problem-solving that will instantly raise our level of service to our retailers and customers."

James Maresca, said "The QA department is the next level for me to offer up my 40-plus years of industry knowledge to our staff and retailers. My passion has always been the mechanics of the bicycle; I'm a card-carrying member of the PBMA! I've shared 10 years with Giant Inside Sales and enjoyed what I accomplished with the team. I've always collaborated with Quality Assurance over the years, and I felt it was time to transition to QA. And, no, I didn't step aside so Melissa could step up – it all just worked out that way. I'm so very proud of her!"

Giant and Liv have also brought aboard two new Demo Tour representatives to work with retailers at store events. Outdoor industry veteran Sarah White is the new Liv Event Specialist contractor  for the West Coast.

Sam Littlefield is the new Giant Field Tech Rep contractor for the West Coast.

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