Industry News 8/8/2006

Topolino Hires Industry Veteran

Topolino Hires Industry Veteran


Bethel, CT - Topolino Technology has added Greg Black to the position of Sales and Marketing Manager.  Black comes from Verge Sport where he most recently held the position of Vice President of Retail Sales.

“Greg brings a fresh perspective to Topolino and his presence will help me focus on the new products we are working on to launch in time for Interbike,” said Rafe Schlanger, Topolino’s President and founder. “Greg has a wealth of experience in the industry and is a welcome addition.”

“I’m excited to be involved with a company that is on the cutting edge of new wheel technology,” Black said. “As soon as I rode these wheels, I knew that Rafe had created something very special.  It’s one thing to see Topolino wheels in action; it is entirely another thing to actually ride them.”


Black takes over a position left vacant since Jason Somerville left Topolino for a job outside the industry.  Robert Kaplan, who has been filling in as customer service rep, remains on board as accounting manager.


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Topolino Technology, LLC. manufactures bicycle wheels in Bethel, Connecticut. These wheels employ a unique construction, where carbon fiber and Kevlar spokes span all the way across the diameter of the wheel through a thermoplastic carbon hub shell. The design is remarkably strong, light, and smooth-riding.