Quality Bicycle Products has hired Amber Schult as western regional sales manager. She will manage outside sales reps and account managers. The distributor now has three regional managers that make up its national sales force — Schult in the West, Demian Lampland for the Central region and Martin Sahaydak leading the East.
QBP also said it's adding a new territory sales team for the upper Midwest, which includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. Noah Jensen, QBP outside sales rep, will work with Tom Morgan, QBP inside sales rep to provide more comprehensive service to the company's dealer accounts in the central region.
"Amber's bike industry background, unique perspective and great energy make her well equipped to lead her western sales team," said Peter Grimes, QBP field sales manager.
"Both Noah and Tom have extensive backgrounds in the bike industry, and broad knowledge of our central region accounts," Grimes added. "This partnership ensures that many of the dealers whose relationships helped establish QBP will receive greater, more deeply focused service from this committed duo."
Before joining QBP, Schult was director of store planning at Erik's Bike Shop, an 18-store retailer in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She also worked as retail services project manager at Specialized, where she directed interior construction projects for bike shops across the U.S. Schult also helped build the Minnesota High School Cycling League in Minnesota, and created Crank Sisters, an initiative to get more girls and women on bikes.
Jensen, who worked in bicycle retail for eight years before joining QBP in 2008, has served in a variety of roles at different shops, from self-described jack-of-all-trades to sales manager at Bokoo Bikes in Chanhassen, Minnesota. At QBP, he covered numerous territories, most recently the Mid-Atlantic.
For the last two years, Morgan was part of the mid-Atlantic sales team led by Grimes. In his new position, he will handle inside sales and continue to work closely with Jensen in his outside sales role.
QBP carries more than 36,000 products from 450 vendors, including QBP-owned brands All City, Civia Cycles, Foundry, Salsa Cycles and Surly Bikes. The company operates three distribution centers in the U.S.