Canadian parent company, Dorel Sports, has appointed Eugène Fierkens new Managing Director of CSG-Europe.
Fierkens has previously held several senior management positions at Specialized Europe since 2004, including Managing Director of Specialized Germany and Managing Director of European Markets.
The appointment comes after the restructure of Dorel Juvenile Europe (DJE) which saw Raul Sepulveda take over the duties of Charles De Kervénoaël (who left the company) and former CEO of CSG-Europe, Adriano Nascentes, appointed to the newly-created position as COO of DJE.
Nascentes was promoted to Managing Director of CSG-Europe at Dorel Sports in the fourth quarter of 2017. Previously, he served as CFO at Caloi for six years, which is part of Dorel Sports’ majority-owned bicycle manufacturer in Brazil.
Dorel rebounded from a tough start at the beginning of 2018, with sales showing improvement throughout last year, with like-for-like revenue rising 2% year-on-year, hitting $623.2 million in Q2.
The Canadian distributor’s brands include: Cannondale, GT Bicycles, Schwinn, Mongoose, Caloi, Fabric, Charge Bikes, InStep, Guru, Kid Trax and Iron Horse.