Alison Jones comes with more than 20 years of in-depth experience in global operations and strategic leadership in various industries, as well as a strong focus on profitable and sustainable solutions for customers and businesses.
In previous functions, she assumed different Vice President and strategic management roles at global companies like Philips, General Electric, and Solectron Corp, where she gained a deep understanding of supply chain processes, strategic sourcing and operations.
In her latest position, Alison was Chief Operations Officer at Schleich GmbH. In this role, she was responsible for the end-to-end global supply chain, including new product industrialisation, sustainability, quality, logistics, manufacturing, and procurement.
As well as her significant experience in operations and supply chain topics, Alison is also familiar with the cut and thrust of road racing. Her racing career began in Canada, taking her to the US and eventually to Europe, where she most notably competed in the Tour European de Femme in the early 1990s.
“Cycling is a deep-rooted passion for me. I raced semi-professionally for several years and continued cycling regularly after my retirement. I bought my first Canyon in Koblenz in 2004 and have followed the brand closely since this time. I’m convinced that I’m joining one of the most progressive and rapidly growing companies in the bicycle industry. I look forward to championing performance, innovation and, most of all, the people we work with, the people we serve and the talented people who work for Canyon.” Alison Jones, Canyon COO
“Alison joins at a period of strong growth for Canyon. Her appointment will allow us to strengthen our global operations, improving efficiencies and production methods at our production sites in Germany and enhancing relationships with our suppliers around the world.” Nicolas de Ros Wallace, Canyon CEO.