Hunt strengthens wheelbuilding expertise with Luisa Grappone

Sussex-based The Rider Firm, the parent of Hunt Bike Wheels, has made good on its promise to recruit leading industry talent by bolstering its already strong in house wheels expertise with the appointment of Luisa Grappone.

Joining John Marchment, Chartered Materials Engineer, and Peter Marchment, Cambridge University Graduate and Materials Scientist, Grappone brings with her a MSc in Aerospace Enigneering and a wealth of bike industry experience.

Previously having held roles with 3T, Campagnolo/Fulcrum as an R&D engineer, Grappone specialises in composite technology and wheel design, though brings in expertise from beyond the cycling world having worked as a stress analyst for the Boeing 787 program.

During here career Luisa has also worked closely with numerous pro tour teams, building expertise in the wind tunnel and on the roads.

As with the rest of The Rider Firm team, Grappone is also a passionate road cyclist.

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