Thanks to an Instagram
story posted by Cam Zink reading "Official last day as YT USA," it appears that he will no longer be involved in YT Industries' USA operations.
Cam has been involved in the business since early 2015
. Whether this means that another company will be taking over operations, YT is planning on running warehousing and distribution themselves, or something else entirely remains to be seen. Will we see Zink aboard a new bike in 2018? [UPDATE: he's still riding YT for the coming years]
Updated info below.
UPDATE — December 3, 2017
Cam has confirmed he's still riding YT. YT's CEO Markus Flossman elaborated that "all existing customers will have full warranty and service on their bikes. Most importantly, Cam is still on YT and will be part of our team for the next years. He just handed over his duties in the operational side of the business and will now fully focus on his riding career and related projects."
YT's full press release below.
YT USA // Change of Business Structure
We are pleased to announce a structural change in the distribution strategy of YT in the USA. Instead of going through a service and distribution partner, our subsidiary YT Industries USA Inc. will be running the US business as of the 01.12.2017.
This means we can now fully implement our European direct sales strategy in the USA, offering several advantages for US customers, such as more attractive pricing, improved service and increased availability of bikes.
The new Head Office of YT Industries USA Inc. is based in San Clemente, California.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank Cam Zink for his support in running a service and distribution center in Reno for us over the last 3 years. Cam will remain with YT Industries as an athlete and continue to contribute to the business as part of the YT Family.
We are looking forward to delivering even more #GoodTimes to the USA.