Richard Hemington, managing director of Specialized UK since 1989, is no longer in day to day charge of the company. Hemington is a co-director of the UK company that distributes the US brand, with Specialized founder Mike Sinyard being the other director.
Jen Capasso, Global Marketing Communications for Specialized, said:
"Our managing director is on a personal leave of absence, and while he is on leave still remains the managing director of Specialized UK."
Hemington was formerly with Caratti, the first UK importer of Specialized.