Ian Collins has joined UK bicycle parts manufacturer Renthal, which is distributed by Ison.
Collins has nearly 20 years experience working in the cycle industry in a career that has spanned retail, race team mechanic, distributor sales, warranty, marketing and the media. His last role was a two-year stint as technical editor for Future Publishing’s MBUK.
Collins was first introduced to Renthal in May last year, when he visited the offices and production facility in Stockport to cover a feature for MBUK magazine, staying in touch with them for the next 12 months to help out with technical advice.
After leaving MBUK at the end of 2009, there was a chance meeting in a bike shop with Renthal’s Rees Williams and Mike Mohacsi, just as they were seeking a full time employee to head up the Cycle Products division.
Collins told BikeBiz: “I was seriously impressed with the Renthal operation when I first visited them and to now be involved at the forefront is hugely exciting for me. Renthal have huge plans for growth in the cycle industry and it’s an awesome opportunity for me to contribute to that progression.”