John Oldale, known to many in the UK bike business as Paligap’s brand manager for Marin Bikes, has taken the international sales and marketing manager role directly with the brand.
In this new role, he will oversee Marin distributor sales in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as European marketing.
John comes to Marin with a career spent in the cycling industry, having started in London bike shops, in between doing summer sessions of riding and racing in locales such as Whistler BC and Morzine, France. Upon relocating to New Zealand in 2006, he started as a warranty technician at Sheppard Cycles and worked his way up to a product manager, learning the ins and outs of the industry. Four years later he was back in the UK as the marketing manager for Fox Head apparel. He then returned to the bicycle side of the business, as he became Marin brand manager at UK distributor Paligap. John’s passion is two wheels, be it mountain biking, gravel riding or motorbike trials.
“As Marin grows, both domestically and internationally, it’s creating opportunities to bring in additional highly talented staff,” says Matt VanEnkevort, CEO of Marin. “John is someone I have worked with for years and have a great deal of respect for. His experience, attitude, and skills will greatly benefit our customers, consumers, and our brand.”
John adds, “It is not very often that you get the chance to come and work with a brand who has so much history and is in the process of securing an amazing and exciting future. Combine that with working with one of the, if not the, most passionate and down to earth teams in the cycle industry, I am really excited about the future of the role and being a part of the Marin Brand.”
John can be reached here.