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Accell North America CEO Moves to Outdoor Supplier

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KENT, USA – Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America will move to outdoor supplier Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) as vice president of private brands. 

Accell North America CEO Moves to Outdoor Supplier
Chris Speyer of Accell North America will take up a new position at REI soon. – Photo Accell

In the past 11 years Speyer’s leadership within Accell North America (ANA) has included multiple roles ranging from Director of Product Development, to Executive Vice President focused on brand development, product and marketing for the U.S. and Canada. In June 2014 he was appointed as CEO.

Successor will be named soon

Bicycle Retailer reports that “Chris Speyer’s last day with Accell North America is October 13 and Accell North America is expected to name his successor soon.” In an e-mail to the North American industry magazine, Speyer wrote, “After 11.5 years with Accell, I am leaving the company to pursue a new and exciting opportunity. Working at Accell has been a great ride, but it is time for new leadership to spearhead ANA’s direction.”

“I want to thank Accell, and its predecessor Raleigh America, for providing me with the opportunity to take on a leadership role for more than a decade and to be ANA’s managing director for the past 3-plus years. Believe me when I tell you that I have put my heart and soul into building the business and personally taking on active role in service to the industry.”

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