Recruitment news round-up: Towne Digs new role at Factory Media - BikeBiz

Recruitment news round-up: Towne Digs new role at Factory Media

Truett takes on role of team manager for Raleigh’s Race Team; Loveridge joins Ultra Motor
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Factory Media has appointed Scott Towne as US advertising manager for Dig BMX Magazine and DigBmx.com.

“We’re very proud to have someone of Scott’s pedigree involved. He is a more than welcome addition to the Dig staff,” said Dig editor-in-chief and founder Will Smyth.

Towne’s history and experience in BMX magazine editorial spans over 20 years. Having started at BMX Plus!, Towne has also served as editor for Super BMX and Freestyle, and has contributed editorial to BMX Action, Freestylin’ and, more recently, Dig. In his spare time, Towne rides, digs at his own trails and still updates his long running Deliverance blog.

Dig BMX magazine is published six times a year and distributed in over 20 countries. In the USA, Dig has consistently been the top ranked magazine at the key magazine retailers Borders and Barnes & Noble, in terms of both volume and revenue sales.

Chris Truett has taken on the role of team manager for Raleigh’s re-launched Race Team, which has aspirations of becoming a dominating force in the UK and
European race scene.

Truett said of his new role: “I am excited and honoured to be the new team manager for Raleigh – one of the best bike companies in the world. We have some exciting times ahead and I will be looking to make Raleigh the best team in the UK and one that everyone will be talking about. Raleigh is back.”

Raleigh’s marketing manager, Geoff Giddings, added: “I had no hesitation in appointing Chris as team manager.

“I have been very impressed with his professional approach and the presentation of his teams in the past. I believe that he will be a great ambassador for the Raleigh brand.”

Mark Loveridge, previously of Urban Mover, has joined Ultra Motor in the position of UK sales director. Loveridge will be responsible for representing both the Ultra Motor and Urban Mover brands in the UK.

“We have the strongest range of electric cycles in the UK and intend to support our dealers with the highest level of service,” commented Loveridge. “We are putting in place a dependable supply of stock to ensure we can meet demand. We are committed to the UK market and the needs of our retailers.”

Loveridge can be contacted at markl@ultramotor.com, or by phone at 07824 771 652.

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