e.thirteen Hires Product Development Ninja, Kristopher Wehage
e.thirteen is proud to welcome product development engineer, Kristopher Wehage, to the team. Kris brings three and a half years of high end bicycle component design and engineering experience and a passion for bicycle riding and industrial design.
Having proven his design and engineering merits at FSA, Kris will work with e.thirteen founder and technical director Dave Weagle to develop a new line of cycling products. Dave had this to say about e.thirteen’s newest team member, “I’ve admired Kris’s ability to pick apart complex problems and visualize innovative solutions since we first met. Being that e.thirteen is such a tiny company, it’s so important that we all work well together, and his laid back personality and ninja-like design skills, mixed with the fact that he rides his bike a load of miles each week make him a perfect fit for our team. We’re really excited to have him on board!”
Kris’s responsibilities at e.thirteen will include developing new technologies and products as e.thirteen prepares for a new era of the company’s development. Kris will be working closely with e.thirteen’s athletes and existing staff to refine current products and design new products outside of e.thirteen’s existing product range.
“I’ve known the team at e.thirteen for a few years now and have a lot of respect for what they have accomplished. We’ve got a great team and I’m looking forward to stepping it up in the coming years,” says Kris.
The rest of the e.thirteen team is excited to have Kris on board. He’s already spent time at the east coast office getting up to speed and will be working full time from a remote office on the west coast.
Kris joined the Taipei show as his first public appearance as an e.thirteen employee; look for him and the rest of the e.thirteen crew at the Sea Otter Classic and other various events throughout the year.
From the crew at e.thirteen, welcome to the team Kris!
e.thirteen components is a small, rider-owned and operated company that strongly supports dozens of grassroots races, series, contests and other riding events all over the world every year. Founded in 2001, e.thirteen’s innovative, functional, simple and lightweight chain retention systems have made them a world leader in this category, and the choice of top pro and amateur riders and mechanics alike. They support a worldwide distribution network and take great pride in offering devoted customer service.
source: Aaron Lutze