Josh Poertner

As an introverted math and science kid, Josh fell in love with the beauty of cycling and made it all the way to a Continental team in Europe before hanging up his racing wheels. After a brief stint in auto racing, Josh became the technical director at Zipp for nearly 15 years where he developed technologies and products for more than two dozen World, Olympic, Ironman and Tour de France champions. In 2013 he purchased the SILCA trademark and re-started this iconic brand in his living room, growing it into the world’s most iconic and sought after manufacturer of high precision pumps, tools, and bags.