When I was a kid my dad told me to follow my passion and I will be successful. Ever since I threw my leg over a mountain bike (MTB) it is all I ever wanted to do. In college I obtained my degree with one end goal in mind; to help create and push the envelope of
When I was a kid my dad told me to follow my passion and I will be successful. Ever since I threw my leg over a mountain bike (MTB) it is all I ever wanted to do. In college I obtained my degree with one end goal in mind; to help create and push the envelope of MTB technology. I am currently living the dream and could not imagine it any other way.
If you want it bad enough, you can do anything. This is what I live by and this is what drives my passion and work ethic. There is no half stepping.
MTB Product Manager @ Manage the mountain bike product line From June 2015 to Present (7 months) MTN BOM & Components Manager @ • Maintain all high end mountain bike BOM’s
• Implement PLM system through data validation of all MTN related product
• Manage a MTN Product Manager in the SBC Taiwan branch
• Oversee all Command Post development
• Directly drive constant innovation by sweating the details
• Perform extensive field testing through systematic evaluation
• Maintain level of responsibilities from previous role as product developer
• Manage the Öhlins aftermarket distribution business within SBC From June 2013 to May 2015 (2 years) Product Developer, Technical Components @ Manage the creation of technical mountain bike components from conceptualization to commercialization.
Coordinate and plan long term product strategies as well as monitor supply chain and demand planning for current production.
Develop and test products for production.
Manage a team of engineers, technicians, and industrial designers.
Create and manage multiple product timelines. From May 2011 to May 2013 (2 years 1 month) Suspension Technician @ Worked with the suspension engineers to ensure fit, form, and function of shocks, forks, and the Command Post
Developed SOP's for manufacturing and assembly of critical parts
Traveled to Asia for factory inspections and production line audits
Main technician for air forks, BRAIN shocks, and the Command Post
Audited prototype and production components for quality and function
Executed extensive field testing for all suspension products, including the Command Post
Contributed to the design and development of future products
Represented Specialized as select event for suspension service to end consumers
Participated/Acted in consumer facing product videos From May 2008 to May 2011 (3 years 1 month) Assembly Technician @ Assembled and packaged all Paul Component products for world wide distribution...and I mean all. From January 2006 to March 2007 (1 year 3 months) Service Manager/MTB Buyer @ Mechanic
Customer Service Representative
Buyer for MTB products From January 2002 to December 2005 (4 years)
BS, Manufacturing Technology @ CSU Chico From 2001 to 2006 Matthew Cipes is skilled in: Product Development, Cycling, Design for Manufacturing, Agile, Process Improvement, Bicycle, Sporting Goods, Action Sports, Product Design, Product Lifecycle Management, Mountain Biking, Product Management, Product Marketing, Lean Manufacturing, Retail
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