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Answer Products Announces Reorganization

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VALENCIA, US – Answer Products and Manitou suspension announces that effective May 12, Jose Gonzalez and Joel Smith have resigned their respective positions of Director of R&D and Director of Brand Management and Sales. Each has individually chosen to move on to new challenges in their careers and personal lives.

Answer Products Announces Reorganization

VALENCIA, US – Answer Products and Manitou suspension announces that effective May 12, Jose Gonzalez and Joel Smith have resigned their respective positions of Director of R&D and Director of Brand Management and Sales. Each has individually chosen to move on to new challenges in their careers and personal lives. Jerry Long has been hired as the Director of Technology and Product Development, heading a newly combined R&D and Engineering department. Long has a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa, and has held Engineering Director positions at three previous employers over a seventeen year period. Additionally, Chris Smith will join Answer as Director of Global Sales and Marketing, bringing with him over 15 years of management experience in the bicycle industry – including eight years as a Sales Manager at RockShox and five years in Senior Management at Giant Bicycles. “The wealth of product knowledge Chris brings to Answer combined with his years of leadership experience will enable us to develop successful strategies for the Manitou brand while we continue to build on our strong customer relationships,” said Answer President Glenn Miller. “Jerry Long brings a strong track record of engineering leadership to Answer. His arrival will continue the momentum we have already accumulated toward quality improvement and timely execution in regards to manufacturing.”  
 

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