15 March 2022
Spanninga appoints Léon van Strien as Technical & Innovation Director
Spring season started, nature awakes and also within the Spanninga Group a sound of change arises. Given the recent years of growth and an ambitious plan for the future, Léon van Strien will reinforce the company as Technical & Innovation Director.
Léon is a sportive and technically schooled manager with a wide interest in the bicycle branch. After a Bachelor study Design & Production Technology at the HTS in Rotterdam and a Master study Transportation Technology at the TU in Delft, he graduated in 2005. After this, he worked as Product Manager at Shimano for nine years, where he was responsible for the identity and design of the products. As Engineering Manager at Trek, he was the eyes and ears in Europe for the American headquarters for almost seven years. With this broad experience in the bicycle industry, he is well-prepared for his new role at the Spanninga Group.
As Technical & Innovation Director, Léon will be in charge of initiating, translating and executing Spanninga’s company goals when it comes to innovation roadmaps, product development and production and process development programs. He will constantly try to meet the qualitative and quantitative market demands, now and in the future.
“It makes me really proud to be part of the development process at Spanninga. It is a beautiful and iconic company with a lot of expertise and experience in micro-mobility lighting. I’m looking forward to starting the journey with all Spanninga colleagues.” says Léon van Strien.