San Diego, CA (July 12, 2012) — Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Sean McClendon to the position of Relationships Manager. McClendon – aka “Griz” – joins Ellsworth after long recovery from a life changing accident where he sustained serious injuries racing as a Pro in the 2010 US DH National Championship. As Relationships Manager, McClendon will draw on his 12 years in the bike industry as a professional athlete, most recently, X-Fusion/Intense World Cup Team, ODI/X-Fusion/Intense and promoter as a relationship builder with Ellsworth dealers, athletes and industry leaders, sales and building the resurgence of Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles in the gravity market. His first project is developing team “Ellsworth Speed and Style”.
Tony Ellsworth states “Sean’s” personal passion for cycling, and life experience as a professional cyclist, magazine editor, and his integrity to sustainability and made in the USA are a perfect fit for our Ellsworth family. Dealers and customers are already benefiting from his affable and productive input and experience.”
McClendon began his career in the cycling industry as a gravity racer in 1999. His hands on involvement began at age 17, directly benefiting from the value of “Made in USA” manufacturing process at Precision Billet. Advancing to a Pro Gravity Racer – touring in the infamous “Battle Bus,” McClendon took a break from competition to join the editorial team of decline Magazine to generate enthusiasm in the “Gravity” community.
“In 1996, a local Gravity Pro in Pine Valley, Ca., Ryan Dawson, leant an Ellsworth to my brother as he needed a consistent riding partner” said Sean “It was that bike that caused an appreciation for handmade American bikes. My commitment to “Made in USA” excellence is as strong today as ever was, as I personally have benefited from the manufacturing of US Made bikes in my life. I’m excited and honored to join the Ellsworth team and look forward to helping others experience the quality and benefit of truly handcrafted US bikes, and boosting the American economy.”
About Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles
Ellsworth Handcrafted Bikes is known for its craftsman-style approach to bike design and manufacturing, and is the holder of multiple International Patents, handcrafting the highest quality bikes in the world, here in the USA, of Aerospace Certified Materials. To learn more about Ellsworth Bikes visit www.ellsworthbikes.com and www.facebook.com/ellsworthbikes.
Source: Clay Abney