General Manager Blair Clark Retires from Canyon Bicycles

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CARLSBAD, California (July 2, 2024) — Blair Clark, General Manager (GM) of Canyon North America is stepping down from his role to take early retirement. His responsibilities as GM are being temporarily transferred to the management team from Canyon US and Canyon headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. A new GM for North America will be announced in due course.

Blair Clark, GM of Canyon Bicycles, has announced his retirement.

Blair Clark joined Canyon as General Manager North America in 2017, to start up the Canyon business in North America. Clark played a crucial role in Canyon’s growth and global expansion, creating strong results in key areas: business development in one of the most important markets to Canyon, fostering US specific. During his tenure Clark expanded Canyon’s customer-centric operations, opening the second Canyon public showroom and factory service center, and leveraged the company’s German manufacturing expertise to reinforce the brand’s global identity. After starting the business and achieving impressive year on year growth, Canyon now plays a crucial role in the US bicycle industry.

Canyon CEO Nicolas de Ros Wallace: “Blair’s contributions to Canyon’s business development and commercial activities have been crucial to the Global management team. For me personally, Blair has been a trusted partner and I greatly value his industry acumen. He will have a lasting impact on the people and performance of Canyon US and will leave a company which is well-positioned to embrace the next wave of innovations and performance for our customers, to enhance the brand experience and ensure sustainable growth and business excellence. On behalf of the Canyon management team, I would like to thank Blair for his outstanding leadership, his numerous contributions, and his dedication to Canyon. While Blair chose to take early retirement, I am delighted that he will stay close to the bike industry and will remain a true ambassador to the Canyon brand.”

Blair Clark: “It has been my pleasure to contribute to Canyon’s market development and expansion in North America. Today, Canyon is heading toward becoming the most inspiring and innovative bike brand in the world. This would not have been possible if we had not had a burning passion for cycling that continues to excite and motivate us every day. As Canyon prepares for a new chapter by entering new categories and new markets, now is the right time for me to hand over my responsibilities. For my next chapter I will continue to serve in a voluntary role as the Chairman of People for Bikes and I will endeavor to work in other areas that gives back to humanity.

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