Industry Veteran Mike Fowler Joins Timbuk2 as Chief Operating Officer

Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based manufacturer of bike messenger and computer bags, totes and backpacks, announced today that Mike Fowler has joined the company as its new Chief Operating Officer.
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Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based manufacturer of bike messenger and computer bags, totes and backpacks, announced today that Mike Fowler has joined the company as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Fowler, who has more than 15 years' of sales, marketing and operational experience with top-selling outdoor brands ranging from Patagonia and Pearl Izumi, to Kelty and Moonstone, says that he's looking forward to working with a brand that has such a celebrated heritage. “Timbuk2 is a gem because many the products are still made in San Francisco. We will look to expand our operations in San Francisco while offering additional customizable products and experiences for all our sales channels,” Fowler says.

Timbuk2 CEO, Perry Klebahn adds, “This move fills a very important piece of the senior management here and an experience level in operations that I do not think the company has never had.”

As COO, Fowler will be responsible for managing the company's design, development, product forecasting, inventory, supply chain, product line merchandising, customer service, and distribution. “My early objectives will focus on service levels; improving delivery rates, improving product quality and stabilizing the operational aspects of the business,” says Fowler.

About Timbuk2
Timbuk2 Designs, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets bags, packs and accessories for the outdoor, bicycle and travel markets. Timbuk2 was founded in 1989 by a San Francisco bicycle messenger and is best known for its signature tri-panel, multi-color design and distinctive “swirl” logo. Timbuk2 products are available at specialty retailers. The company also allows consumers to select custom color combinations on its award-winning website. Information about Timbuk2 and its products can be found at www.timbuk2.com. The company is privately held and based in San Francisco.

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