American cycling trade show Interbike has revealed that Justin Gottlieb has been promoted to interim show director of Interbike.
Pat Hus, who has been show director since 2011, will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
“Justin has an intimate knowledge of the cycling industry having worked in the space for over 20 years and has been a senior part of the Interbike team for six years,” said executive vice president at Interbike’s owner Emerald Expositions Darrell Denny. “He has a broad range of successful experience in bicycle retail, wholesale and at the brand level and has been an integral leader at Interbike. Justin is known, respected and excited to be leading our team going forward.”
“I and my colleagues thank Pat for his great work on Interbike and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Denny added.
Gottlieb joined Emerald in 2012 and has been serving as communications and PR director for Interbike, and corporate communications director for Emerald Expositions. In addition to his involvement in strategy development on Interbike, Gottlieb also managed Interbike features and activations, retail education development, and projects such as the Interbike Mechanics Challenge.
Most of his more than 20-year career has been in the cycling/sporting goods industries, on the retail, wholesale and events side of the business. He earned a BS in Public Relations from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the cycling team, and later an MBA from Averett University.
“In addition to the very experienced sales and marketing team remaining in place, Justin will be adding several new staff members to the Interbike Marketweek team to increase marketing, communications and retail relations proficiency,” Denny concluded.