Pon Appoints New Manager for Bicycle Division
ALMERE, The Netherlands – Xeno Grimmelt, Senior Vice President of the Pon Bicycle Business Group (consisting of: Gazelle, Derby Cycle, Cervélo and Union) has submitted his resignation. After 18 years at Pon he wants to turn to other challenges. His successor is Rob Oudshoorn who is within the Board of Pon Holdings already responsible for all activities in the bike business.
Xeno Grimmelt (41) became involved in the bike sector shortly after the acquisition of Gazelle by Pon Holdings in June 2011 as interim MD of Dutch Royal Gazelle. Previously, he was at Pon responsible for the import and sale of MAN trucks in France and Benelux.
His successor, Rob Oudshoorn, started at Pon Holdings at the beginning of this year. As member of the Board he is to spur further growth of the Pon Bicycle Business Group as well as of the tire division. Oudshoorn has extensive experience in the tire sector as former CEO of Apollo Vredestein and Michelin. Pon is an important distributor for (among others) Continental.