HLC names Pat McGinnis president

Sylvain Caya has stepped down as President of HLC (Hawley Lambert Cycling) to pursue other opportunities. Pat McGinnis, currently VP Commercial, is becoming the new President, effective today.

“We are deeply grateful for Sylvain’s leadership and all that he brought to HLC as we grew into the North American business we are today. Pat brings years of both industry and business experience to this new challenge and we’re excited as we move forward to have him take on this new role,” said Ed Barrett, Chairman of the Board of HLC.

“I will certainly miss the great and passionate people I’ve worked with over the last 12 years. I leave HLC with a solid base for the future with a great team, great brand partners, and a solid North American infrastructure with the 4 distribution centers and a world-class website,” said Caya.

McGinnis joined HLC as VP of Commercial in 2016. After 14 years with Raleigh as Vice President of Sales, McGinnis moved to FreeMotion Fitness, a fitness equipment manufacturer & distributor, where he became President in 2009.

“Sylvain and Ed Barrett have built a great team that I look forward to leading. It’s always about the people and we have a talented group that will lead us to be even better partners for our dealers and vendors. We will continue to offer a North American footprint to our vendors while bringing a more country-specific focus to our business,” said Pat McGinnis.

HLC also announced Edward Wright has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Canada and Chad Smith to the role of Vice President, US. Wright was recently named Director of Sales and Marketing and Smith has served as Strategic Accounts Director since 2015.