Canyon appoints Alison Jones as Chief Operations Officer
She will be part of the Canyon Executive Leadership Team and will be responsible for driving the company’s global operations, supply chain and quality strategy.
Alison comes with more than 20 years of in-depth experience in global operations and strategic leadership in various industries, as well as a strong focus on profitable and sustainable solutions for customers and businesses.
In previous functions, she assumed different Vice President and strategic management roles at global companies like Philips, General Electric, and Solectron Corp, where she gained a deep understanding of supply chain processes, strategic sourcing and operations.
In her latest position, Alison was Chief Operations Officer at Schleich GmbH. In this role, she was responsible for the end-to-end global supply chain, including new product industrialisation, sustainability, quality, logistics, manufacturing, and procurement.
As well as her significant experience in operations and supply chain topics, Alison is also familiar with the cut and thrust of road racing. Her racing career began in Canada, taking her to the US and eventually to Europe, where she most notably competed in the Tour European de Femme in the early 1990s.
“Cycling is a deep-rooted passion for me. I raced semi-professionally for several years and continued cycling regularly after my retirement. I bought my first Canyon in Koblenz in 2004 and have followed the brand closely since this time. I’m convinced that I’m joining one of the most progressive and rapidly growing companies in the bicycle industry. I look forward to championing performance, innovation and, most of all, the people we work with, the people we serve and the talented people who work for Canyon.” Alison Jones, Canyon COO
“Alison joins at a period of strong growth for Canyon. Her appointment will allow us to strengthen our global operations, improving efficiencies and production methods at our production sites in Germany and enhancing relationships with our suppliers around the world.” Nicolas de Ros Wallace, Canyon CEO.
About Canyon Bicycles
What started life in founder Roman Arnold’s garage as Radsport Arnold has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of road, mountain, triathlon, hybrid and kids’ bikes as well as modern e-bikes. Officially renamed in 2002, Canyon works hand-in-hand with the best athletes on the planet to produce an array of award-winning bikes that embody a pure passion for riding. With a strong reputation for true innovation, implementing leading technologies, clean and clear design as well as the highest standards in quality and service, Canyon continues to expand worldwide, selling more bikes outside of its native Germany than within since 2008. As a pioneering direct sales brand, Canyon products are exclusively available online at www.canyon.com.