Tern Bicycles, and Stile Products, Tern’s North American distributor, have announced the addition of two new members to the team: Steve Gluckman and Josh Schlee.
A lifelong cycling enthusiast, Steve Gluckman began assembling bikes in the late 1970s, later working in the local bike shop during his university years.
Upon graduation, Steve joined US-based consumer co-op REI as its first bike specific employee. Over the next 28 years, he has had the opportunity to wear many cycling caps at REI, gaining valuable experience as Director in Product Development, Brand Management, Sourcing and Logistics, in addition to REI’s core functions of Merchandising, Retail and Customer Service.
At the end of 2017, Steve went on to start Velosavvy Products & Services, and to join the Product Development Team at Tern Bicycles.
“I’ve been following Tern with great interest since the brand’s inception seven years ago,” he said. “When it comes to thoughtfully considered and beautifully designed mobility solutions, Tern is leading the way. Everyone likes to be part of a winning team and I am thrilled to be joining Josh and the team on my next ride.”
“I keep a list called ‘People in the Bike Industry I Think Are Awesome and Who I’d Love to Work with Someday’ and Steve has long been on that list,” added Josh Hon, Tern Team Captain. “Is there a person in the industry who is more expert in all aspects of the business and brings this level of super positive energy? We are so excited to be able to add Steve’s knowledge and enthusiasm to our product development team.”
Meanwhile, Josh Schlee joins Tern as a Sales & Service Coordinator, in addition to being the Outside Sales Rep for the San Diego area.
He brings over 20 years of industry experience, having spent 16 years helping grow Electra Bicycle Company from its grassroots beginning to the company it is today. Well-versed in sales, service, compliance, PD, inventory control, and Bosch tech, he has been called either Mr. Bike Dealer or the Swiss Army Knife (S.A.K.) when things need to get done.
“Josh is a technical service ninja,” said Steve Boyd, General Manager for Tern North America. “He’s got experience in many aspects of the bike business and he understands what our dealers need in terms of communication and support. We’re so happy to be able to bring him onboard as our US business grows.”