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Co-Founder and President Bill Duehring Leaves Felt

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ST. JEAN DE MOIRANS, France – The Rossignol Group, owner of Felt, Rossignol and Time, announce the departure of co-founder and President of Felt Inc, Bill Duehring. The Rossignol Group has appointed Scott Rittschof as Senior Vice President of the company’s Global Bike Division.

Co-Founder and President Bill Duehring Leaves Felt
Bill Duehring one of the co-founders of Felt in 1991 has left the company. – Photo Felt

In a statement issued by the Rossignol Group the company says “Since Felt’s founding in 1991, Bill has been the driving force behind the company’s innovation, race-winning DNA, and overall brand success. His valuable contributions carried through the Rossignol Group’s acquisition of Felt in 2017. Bill’s roots in the industry run deep, as he also successfully drove product development at GT and Jamis, in those companies’ formative years. Bill has now decided to spend more time with his family and pursue personal objectives.”

Bill Duehring’s partner Jim Felt with whom he founded the company in 1991 left Felt already in November last year, as Bike Europe reported.

Scott Rittschof appointed Senior Vice President

The Rossignol Group also announces the appointment of Scott Rittschof as Senior Vice President, Global Bike Division. In his new position he will manage the Rossignol Group Bike Business globally and will work to position the company’s assets and organization for a profitable future.

Before Rossignol Group, Scott had Sales, Marketing, Product Development, and Product Management functions at general management level with Cycling Sports Group (Cannondale, GT, Schwinn) and Pon Bicycle Group (Focus, Cervelo). He also brings direct experience as a bicycle retailer, having owned multiple stores in the San Diego, California, area. Most recently, Scott has worked with several consumer brands to implement product customization programs in the digital & e-commerce space.

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