Longtime product manager and operations executive helped big brands innovate and navigate a shift to overseas production
NEWBURY PARK, CALIF. — Dave Karneboge has spent 44 years in the bike industry, working in roles ranging from product development to marketing and operations with global brands Schwinn and Giant. Earlier this month, after 28 years at Giant preceded by 12 years at Schwinn (1978-1990), Karneboge resigned from his director of operations position at Giant Bicycle, Inc. He has agreed to continue in an advisory role for the Southern California based company.
Explaining his decision to resign from both his full-time position and his role as secretary of the board of directors at Giant USA, Karneboge pointed to a few factors. “Like riding a bike, life requires balance,” he said. “My commute from LA to Giant headquarters in Newbury Park had grown to over five hours a day. Last year I had eye surgery that required me to work from our West Distribution Center just minutes from my house in LA. That really made me realize how much family time I was missing. So I’ve decided now is a good time to find more balance. I think putting in 34 years with only …read more