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Kris Bedsaul named new Chris King/Cielo Bicycles GM

Posted by on October 1st, 2013 at 11:48 am

Big staffing move from Portland largest bicycle company:

Chris King Precision Components is pleased to announce that effective October 7th, 2013 Kris “Kirby” Bedsaul will be starting as General Manager for Chris King Precision Components and Cielo Bicycles.

Kirby has a long relationship with Chris King Precision Components having managed sales in the early 2000s and more recently acting as a regional sales rep. on the east coast. In 2003 family commitments took him across the country to Asheville, NC were he built and co-owned 5 finance business’ while continuing his work in bicycle advocacy. Kirby was a founding member of the Asheville cyclocross series.

Kirby’s business acumen, strong organizational skills, and long involvement with the bicycle industry are a welcome addition to Chris King Precision Components as we expand our product offering in both the domestic and international markets.

Chris King Precision Components and Cielo Bicycles produce 100% U.S. manufactured precision performance bicycle headsets, hub sets, bottom brackets, and frames in our Portland, Oregon facility. For more information please see our website www.chrisking.com or contact us info@chrisking.com.

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