Osprey Packs appointed Patrick Piller as bike sales manager, a new position. Previously, Piller has served in several leadership positions in the industry, including sales manager for Tifosi Optics, brand manager for Light & Motion Bike Lighting Systems, brand manager for Easton Bicycle Components & Vredestein Tyres, and customer service and inside sales manager at Veltec Sports.
He will responsible for increasing Osprey’s presence in the Independent Bicycle Dealer market, managing the company’s September Interbike debut, and leading the early 2011 U.S. bike channel business launch.
“As we look to expand into the bike category, we knew we needed someone with both in-depth IBD experience and a passion for bikes to lead us, and Patrick was the perfect choice,” said Gareth Martins, director of marketing for Osprey Packs.
He has also raced, served as a mountain bike world cup team mechanic, and endured three years (including winters!) as a bike messenger in Minnesota.
Piller will be based out of Osprey’s U.S. headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, beginning Monday, May 10.
“I am really excited to be joining a company with the history of innovation and quality that Osprey has,” said Piller. “I am honored that I have the opportunity to work with the super talented and hard working people at Osprey to grow both the brand and their new Hydraulics line in the bike channel.”