Heilsbronn, Germany - March 7, 2018
ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH is proud to announce the expansion of its management team. The Franconian manufacturer of waterproof outdoor products is pleased to announce the hire of Jürgen Siegwarth as the company’s CEO and the addition of senior staff members Jeff Scully and Martin Esslinger to its managing board. Scully has served as president of ORTLIEB USA since 1998 while Esslinger joined the company as its sales director in 2016.
"We’re pleased to have two leaders like Martin and Jeff joining the company's management board,” said founder Hartmut Ortlieb. “With these changes we will advance the company's International focus."
“The opportunity to integrate our US experience into ORTLIEB’s global brand strategy is exciting,” offers Scully who’s celebrating his 20th year with the company after introducing the brand in North America. “I’m thrilled to play a part in bringing this tremendous family-owned brand to a larger audience.”
ORTLIEB USA is the exclusive US distributor of ORTLIEB Outdoor Gear, Tubus Carrier Systems and Ultralight Bike Mirrors. Formed in 1998, ORTLIEB USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH, and based in Auburn, Washington. Our products include a wide range of high-end outdoor gear, including backpacks, bicycle racks and panniers, bikepacking equipment, and bicycle touring products.