Illy Anastasi is stepping down from his position as general manager of Hotlines Europe after 13 years, effective 18th January.
Anastasi has been at Hotlines from its inception and has been responsible for bringing brands such as Lapierre, Ghost, Niner, iXS, Gaerne, NS Bikes, Crème, Rondo and WTB to the UK. He will be joining Leatt, heading up its global e-commerce and marketing.
He said: “After 13 amazing years with Hotlines, the time has come for a new challenge. I would like to thank first and foremost, Ed Ibbetson, who helped build Hotlines into one of the most innovative distributors in the UK and Europe.
“It has been a privilege to work with Ed and the rest of the hardworking, dedicated, passionate and multi-talented team. I wish them all the success for the future. I would also like to thank all our customers that have supported Hotlines over the years.
“Additionally, I would also like to thank all the brands and their innovative products that made Hotlines what it is today. I am looking forward to a new chapter in our industry with Leatt.”
Ed Ibbetson and the team in Edinburgh will continue serving brands and customers throughout the UK and Europe.