Banshee Bikes is still a relatively young company, but the people working behind the scenes were a part of the industry even before the birth of mountain biking.
Jay MacNeil has been in and out of the industry for more then 20 years. He started back in 1985 at Syncros Applied Technology, managing their production after graduating from technical college for operations management. When Syncros was sold to GT Bicycles, Jay left the industry, went back to school to get smarter and got certified in production and inventory management. Jay has been riding the North Shore before anyone had even thought of front suspension. He has raced both XC and downhill, but his true passion has and will always be freeriding.
Keith Scott has come up through the ranks. He started by working in a bike shop, then gained experience in the civil engineering industry and earned a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from a top university where he specialized in linkage design, materials and manufacturing. After spending 5 summers in BC and one of them working for Banshee as a grom, Keith has established himself as one of the mountain bike designers to watch!