Featured Speaker – Scott Colosimo, Founder, Cleveland Cyclewerks
Scott studied as an artist and designer at the Cleveland Institute of Art, earning a degree in Transportation Design. After graduation, Scott went to work at Johnson Controls, working on interior design for automobiles and advanced/hybrid vehicle architecture and design. Some of the projects Scott worked on were for Ford, Chrysler, GM, Nissan, Hyundai and many other OEM’s. Scott applied for a transfer to Germany where he was able to work on projects for Fiat, Mercedes and Avtovas. Scott also had the chance to setup a small design studio in Slovakia under JCI’s direction.
Scott left Johnson Controls and moved back to Cleveland accepting a job with one of the worlds largest consumer products company, Techtronic Industries. Scott’s main focus was as senior design for Hoover and Dirt Devil. Scott met his current business partner Jarrod Streng. Scott and Jarrod were laid off during the recession along with about 40% of TTI’s workforce.
Scott has been working on motorcycles since he was a kid and upon his exit from TTI, he decided to make his passion a full time job.
In 2009, with Scott’s ideas and the strong financial mind of Jarrod Streng, Cleveland CycleWerks was born.
Since 2009 Scott has build CCW into a global brand distributing products in over 16 countries. His vision for the Cleveland brand is to build quality, affordable motorcycles that are extremely customizable. His idea is quite simple, that every product CCW produces, the customer should be proud to ride, regardless of price.
In 2011, the Cleveland SpeedShop was launched as a separate entity to supply a steady supply of aftermarket parts and custom parts for Cleveland CycleWerks bikes.
In 2013 Cleveland Motorcycles was launched in Cleveland Ohio, which is Cleveland’s flagship store selling exclusively Cleveland CycleWerks motorcycles. This was Scott’s vision as the ultimate custom, motorcycle buying experience for the customer.
2014-17, life’s a blur, travel internationally, meeting and setting up distribution across the globe. India and Nepal are set to lunch before Q3 2018
2018 Cleveland CycleWerks has expanded to distribution worldwide and continue to grow as their product line increases.
Scott is committed to bringing uniquely styled bikes to the market through the Cleveland brand. The vision has just started, the growth over the next few years will bring larger displacement, new modern styled models and advanced propulsion to the Cleveland Brand.
Session: Building A Brand That Sells