Ryan Maccione to captain new East Coast division of dealer development team
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 24, 2016 — Fueled by the passion that customers feel for their Pedego® electric bikes, Number 1-ranked electric bike brand* Pedego Electric Bikes is expanding its growth into the East Coast with the appointment of dealer development specialist Ryan Maccione. Pedego plans to grow to 200 stores by the end of 2017 and 500 stores by 2020. Pedego is the fastest-growing electric bike brand. It grew an average of 46 percent annually from 2012 to 2015 and currently has 85 branded stores, more than any other electric bike brand.
Heading up Pedego’s East Coast expansion team, Maccione is charged with delivering on the company’s initiative to open dozens of new Pedego stores along the Eastern seaboard. He is also responsible for guiding existing dealers toward their maximum potential. Pedego currently has 40 stores along the East Coast.
Pedego CEO and co-founder Don DiCostanzo is pleased to add Maccione to the Pedego’s dedicated team. “Our dealers are devoted to providing Pedego bikes to a high-demand market all over the country. Ryan will provide East Coast support that makes owning a Pedego store in the East even more fun than before,” said DiCostanzo.
Maccione comes to Pedego with a solid pedigree in the two-wheeled world. He brings 18 years of sales and marketing experience where his primary expertise has been in dealer development, sales, marketing, management and business development. For nearly a decade, he ran the Sales and Finance departments for Bridgeport Harley-Davidson, Connecticut’s largest motorcycle dealership. He also owned a successful Segway dealership and was a brand manager for another electric bike company. His strong experience in the field will help East Coast Pedego dealers achieve their goals.
Ryan Maccione brings a wealth of dealership expansion experience to Pedego Electric Bikes.
Pedego® Electric Bikes, the fastest growing electric bicycle company in the United States, manufactures 10 high-quality, innovative models, including cruisers, tandems, commuters, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes and a convenient electric folding bike. Sold at 85 Pedego-branded stores and hundreds of independent electric bike dealers worldwide, Pedego’s stylish “pedal or not” electric bikes boast powerful, whisper-quiet motors that let riders sail up hills and breeze through headwinds with a smile. Available in hundreds of color combinations, Pedego electric bikes deliver a green alternative for transportation, exercise and recreation — transforming lives with fun and delight. Founded in 2008, Orange County, California-based Pedego inspires riders to say, “Hello, Fun!”
*Pedego was named the #1 electric bike brand by Navigant Research. Click here for Navigant’s overview on Pedego and an executive summary of the report.