BILL PERRAULT PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
AT HUTCHINSON TIRES NORTH AMERICA
Levi Olsen Brought in to Head National Sales and Marketing
TRENTON, NEW JERSEY (CFEpr+) August 5, 2010 – - Hutchinson Tires North America has promoted Bill Perrault to Director of Operations at their Trenton, New Jersey offices. In addition, Levi Olsen has been brought in under Perrault to spearhead the Sales and Marketing side of Hutchinsons bicycle tire business.
Perrault has spent the last year as Operations Manager, restructuring the business practices of the New Jersey office, resulting in
“I’ve really enjoyed working with the team at Hutchinson NA for the last three years,” states Carson. “Together with the management from our headquarters in France, we’ve restructured our North American operations, spearheaded serious increases in sales of Road Tubeless, twenty-nine inch mountain bike tires, and our new carbon-beaded cyclocross tires.”
In addition to sales, Carson helped streamline Marketing, Advertising and Distribution strategies at Hutchinson NA. He is currently working with the Hutchinson organization to fill his position upon his absence.
Perrault Rises to the Occasion
“I’ve spent the last year streamlining the delivery of the product to the United States and ultimately to our distributors and dealers,” states Bill. “When the opportunity came for me to take a bigger role and oversee the North American Operations, I was more than ready.”
Perrault is now responsible for all North American Operations including Product Traffic, Sales and Marketing.
Olsen Comes on as National Sales and Marketing Manager
Working directly under Perrault is Hutchinson new-hire Levi Olsen. Olsen comes to Hutchinson after spending the last four years working the East Coast Dealer Circuit first for Yakima, and more recently the Saris Cycling Group.
“This is a great opportunity for me to work with a top-tier brand and expand my responsibilities into Marketing as well as Sales.” says Olsen. “I’ve been running Hutchinson tires on my Road, Mountain and ‘Cross bike, and nobody makes better tires. I can’t wait to get more people than ever on them”
Come Meet Perrault and Olsen at Hutchinson’s Booth at Interbike
Be sure to meet Bill and Levi at Booth #2381 during the Interbike trade show from September 22-24th.
Hiram Hutchinson, an American expatriate, founded Hutchinson in France in 1853 and began producing bicycle tires in 1890.
Starting with Henri Pelissier’s Tour de France victory in 1923, legends from Jacques Anquetil to Anne-Caroline Chausson, Nicolas Vouilloz, the Seven-Time Tour de France winning Postal/Discovery Team and current Olympic and multi-time World Champion Julien Absalon have proven the superiority of Hutchinson tire technology.
Hutchinson-equipped racers have won 24 Tours de France, including eight of the last eleven. Look for Hutchinson at the front of the pack on teams RadioShack, Francaise de Jeux, Bouygues Bbox, SpiderTech and more in 2010.
Source: Steve Boehmke