Doug Stuart Steps Down as FSA President
MILAN, Italy – After six years at the helm of Full Speed Ahead (FSA), Doug Stuart has stepped down as the companys President. Since taking the role of President, FSA expanded the scope of its business from a headset and bottom bracket maker into a high-end component manufacturer specializing in carbon fiber components. During Stuarts tenure, FSA made a serious expansion into Europe by opening FSA Europe, based in Milan Italy. The company also purchased the aerobar company VisionTech and has had success in building that brand into a category leader.
Stuart: “There is just so much to reflect on when I consider what has been accomplished in the past 6 years. Just five years ago, there were two of us running this business out of my garage. I remember so vividly the day we shipped 21 boxes of product. At that moment it was a big accomplishment, but funny to think back upon considering that probably half those boxes had one headset or one crankset enclosed.”
“While I am deeply saddened to be leaving the company, having recently had a record sales month in February and just finishing a very successful Taipei Bicycle Show, I am confident that the very talented team of individuals that I am leaving behind will be able to continue the pursuit of my vision to create a stable company with exciting brands and products that can really challenge the status quo.” (MH) Doug Stuart can be reached at – firstname.lastname@example.org