Master Builder & Co-Founder
Tristan's real world composites commenced building high performance carbon fibre yachts including Grand Prix Maxi (Alfa Romeo, Morning Glory, Wild Oats, Leopard III) & Americas Cup yachts at McConaghy Boats in Australia, then Volvo Ocean Race yachts (Ericsson Race team) in Sweden, followed by helping to establish a sailing school for Oman Sail. Tristan then moved back to Australia to work on Carbon Hang Glider component development at Composite Creations. A lifelong cyclist, Tristan's goal was to build bikes, and he took on the challenge of working for Teschner Bikes to develop handmade Carbon Road Bikes . Tristan left Teschner in 2011 to co-found Carbon Bike Doctor, helping thousands of everyday cyclists, bike shops and insurance companies to get bikes safely back on the road. Tristan co-founded Vale Bikes in 2016 to continue his dream to bring to market the world's best handmade bike.
Marketing Director & Co-Founder
Adam has over 20 years experience in Business, Marketing & Project Management within global companies. Adam manages Vales's Customer Experience, marketing & business strategy. He is a passionate cyclist who believes that the optimal number of bikes is N+1. Adam co-founded Carbon Bike Doctor in 2011 and has focused on the business side including product management and development of marketing systems. At Vale, Adam has been key to developing the Vale bike product strategy and roadmap. Adam is responsible for developing a holistic Marketing & Customer Experience program to help our Customers and make them lifelong friends and partners. Adam is often found on a bike or with a camera in his hand.
Engineering Systems Manager
Bob has over 40 years experience in Engineering & Project Management Solutions. Bob has helped both Carbon Bike Doctor and Vale with the development of business workflow solutions to assist with systemising business & technical processes. Bob can often be seen with a soldering iron, helping to develop new in-house tools for the workshop.