Felt Co-Founder Jim Leaves Felt Bicycles
IRVINE, USA – Felt Bicycles founder and long-time head of sports marketing Jim Felt will be departing the company he founded in partnership with Bill Duehring. Last April Felt Bicycles was sold to the French outdoor industry company Groupe Rossignol.
Jim Felt established Felt Racing in 1991 as an innovative frame manufacturer serving elite athletes. After forming a partnership with Bill Duehring, former Senior V.P. of Product Development and Engineering at GT Bicycles, and European partner Michael Muellmann of Sport Import, the trio worked together to successfully build one of the leading carbon and aero innovation brands in the cycling industry.
New steps as part of Rossignol Group
Bruno Cercley, CEO of Felt owner Groupe Rossignol stated, “The first minute I met with Jim I knew our companies were built from the same DNA: racing, innovation, passion. I have been impressed by Jim’s vision about blending the two ingredients that made this company so successful: outstanding product engineering capabilities together with racing commitment.”
“I have a lot of respect for Jim, both as a human but also for his incredible achievements. After we now take the company to new steps as part of the Rossignol Group I wish Jim all the best in his new life and am sure we will find ways to stay connected and cooperate in different formats,” said Bruno Cercley.
The company statement did not mention Jim Felt’s date of departure at the company he founded.