Family-Owned Burley Design Appoints Allison Coughlin as President
August 23, 2016
Eugene, OR (August 23, 2016) – Burley Design – known for its award-winning outdoor recreational transport gear trusted by generations of families since 1978 – is excited to announce Allison Coughlin as President effective August 31, 2016. Allison brings over three years of in-house experience, most recently as Burley’s Sales and Marketing Manager.
During her time working for the family business, Allison has embraced the intensive training offered by her father and Burley CEO, Mike Coughlin. Retiring out of daily operations at the close of this year, Mike has acknowledged Allison’s commitment to the company by transitioning these duties to her.
“I didn’t buy Burley in 2006 so that one of my children could eventually run it,” said Mike. “But Allison’s ‘go-getter’ mentality, passion for the business and eagerness to learn has convinced me otherwise. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this position, and it makes it even sweeter that I get to be a proud dad as well.”
Before taking her first sales position at Burley, Allison earned a finance degree from the University of Denver, then worked as events director at local nonprofit Relief Nursery.
“When I landed at Burley after working for a few years out of school, I knew the most efficient way to learn the business was to shadow my dad. His passion for Burley is contagious and I can’t wait to spread it even more,” said Allison. “We have a great team here at Burley; I’m honored and excited to step into this new role.”
Mike will remain CEO and owner of Burley. Burley will begin its search for a new Sales Manager immediately. For an even closer look into the family business, read this article in the local newspaper The Register-Guard.
Since 1978, Burley has been creating the world’s toughest, most durable outdoor recreational transport gear for people who love to bike, run and explore. Our products are created with thoughtful design, rugged durability and innovative safety so families can get outside and share their passion for the outdoors. Designed in Eugene, Oregon, Burley’s multi-functional child trailers, kids’ bikes, commuter and cargo trailers, jogging strollers and accessories are available throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.burley.com.