Terry Gwinnup, CEO
Terry Gwinnup is a true American success story. Growing up in the small Indiana town of Milroy, Terry went to work in the local paper mill. But the dream of being his own boss drove him to work nights for a paycheck and start a business during the day. The first venture was lawn care. Taking a bit of a risk, and against the advice of some around him, he bought a mower that could handle the volume of work. Hard work opened the door to quit the night job and go full time chasing a dream. Lawn care led to environmental restoration, and that is when things took off. Ten long years of growing Gwinnup's Restoration allowed him to not only take care of his family, but to expand into other areas. As an owner of three businesses in Rush County, started with the goal of giving back to the community, Terry Guinnup is an American success story. STS is very proud of our CEO and all of us are honored to join him in chasing this dream of the best bike we can make.
Andy Kirchoff, COO
Andy found his love of the bicycle as a kid building ramps and jumping his bike in the church parking lot. With the drama of the 1989 Tour de France, his love of cycling turned into daily rides through the countryside. Andy has a life of varied experience to lead him to STS Bikes. From event planning to golf pro to ten years working in the financial world it has been a journey. It has all been the quest to help people make their lives better. Educated at Ball State University, he has spent of 25 years leading people. These days Andy will tell anyone, STS is a dream come true.
"There's nothing like being on a bicycle." AK
Kait Herbert, VP of Technical Direction
Kait Herbert grew up in rural Decatur County, Indiana. She graduated North Decatur high school with honors and then continued her education and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a minor in Materials Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. During her time in college she gained engineering experience with two companies; Thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, and Barnes Aerospace. Kait worked in Process Engineering, Design Engineering, and Maintenance Engineering during her time at these companies, gaining knowledge and overcoming challenges along the way. She is driven and strives to ensure customer satisfaction and comfort on a daily basis. Kait has brought and continues to bring knowledge and skill from design classes and work experience into STS. She finds extreme satisfaction in designing and perfecting each and every bicycle that leaves our facility. Today, Kait is a proud member of both the Gwinnup and the STS Family.
Brett VanNatta, Production Foreman