Compass Bicycles Ltd. is a small company. What we may lack in size, we make up with passion. And we love our employees – they truly are outstanding!
Theo, shown above crossing a stream, is our new hire as Compass Bicycle’s general manager. Theo gets to field customer questions and comments. He makes sure the hundreds of products we sell actually are in stock, maintains our ordering system, etc. He also assembles the Compass brakes and builds René Herse cranks with the individual chainring sizes for our customers. Theo has been a randonneur for most of his adult life, and he is as familiar with our products as anybody. We’ve known him for years, and we are excited that he is working with us now!
Clark has been the man who gets your orders filled, answers your subscription questions, and gets Bicycle Quarterly mailed out to all four corners of the earth. Every box of Compass components you receive, every envelope of back issues, every book, all have been carefully packed by him. Clark enjoys the goings-on at Compass Bicycles, but his passion is his boat. Perhaps even more than we look forward to a big ride, he looks forward to the fishing season out here on the Puget Sound.
There are many others who contribute to our success, whether it’s Stefan, our German engineer in Taiwan; Hahn, whose machine shop serves as our prototyping facility (and who builds Rossman bicycles); as well many subcontractors. On the Bicycle Quarterly team, there are proof readers, copy editors, color specialists and many more. They all take great pride in their work, and they are instrumental in everything we do.