Born and raised in the Boston/New England area and drove Route 66 to California in 1966. Started in the bike business in 1969. Worked in a local shop in Goleta, CA while attending and teaching at UCSB. Joined the distributor for Peugeot bikes in Los Angeles in 1974 (United Import Sales) where I handled some sales, took care of aftermarket purchasing and participated in bicycle specification work.
Traveled to Taiwan and Europe to visit factories and parts suppliers. Joined West Coast Cycle (briefly) in 1985 for aftermarket purchasing. Moved on to Lawee Inc. (Univega) in 1986 for purchasing, receiving & costing, vendor & factory communications and bike specification work. Assembled and published Lawee’s monthly special and annual product catalog. Travelled internationally to Taiwan, China and Europe. Helped to found the Bicycle Shippers Association while there. Recruited by GT/Riteway in 1992 to help manage aftermarket purchasing out of Taiwan, handle P&A shipping schedules, compile and publish Riteway’s monthly special and annual P&A catalog and manage bike catalog printing. Conducted Trading Company communications for Riteway’s P&A program. Managed Vetta USA in San Francisco starting in 1997 through 2004. Responsible for handling all factory and customer communications, purchase orders and shipping arrangements. Processed warranty returns and wrote Vetta’s owner’s manuals covering their electronic speedometer line. Following the sale of Vetta in 2004 was hired by Cycle Support West/Phat Cycles to manage Purchasing, Shipping, Specifications and factory communications. Helped publish the annual bicycle catalog and participated in Phat’s Interbike appearances. Traveled to Taiwan and China for factory and supplier visits. Joined Sta-Tru Wheels in late 2015 for Operations.
- Following the (mis) fortunes of the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots
- Playing golf…when I can steal time
- Reading fiction and history, riding my bike on weekends (slowly)
- Trying to walk 10,000 steps every day (never happens…)
- Following the growth of the electric bike industry (hoping it does not repeat the moped debacle)
- Walking a neighbor’s dog while she recovers from ankle surgery
- Painting walls (when no longer postpone-able)