Taiwanese born Ya-wen started her public teaching career after graduating from Taiwan’s most prestigious university. A natural linguist, Ya-wen is fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese, English and is learning Italian.
She met her future husband, Paul, and married in 2007. LTI (Taiwan) was formed that same year.
Ya-wen has the skills and organizational abilities to orchestrate the entire LTI team and maintains regular close personal contact with the extensive customer base.
Founded in 1999 by myself in Queensland, Australia as a carbon only bicycle company under the Leggera brand name, as Founder and CEO Leggera has been transformed by over 2 decades into one of the cycling industriesleading contract design and supply companies.
Today my roll as head of the company has evolved to become that of an orchestra conductor – Choosing the very best qualified, talented people to ensure our various businesses run efficiently and in the best interests of our clients”. Been an executive member of APEC for the past 12 years.
UK born and educated, Paul is a professional geophycist by University degree & training.
Co-Founder: Velo-Innovations(UK) Ltd
After many years globe trotting discovering oil, Paul semi-retired to Queensland’s Gold Coast in the early 1980’s where his London childhood passion for rebuilding and racing bicycles was rekindled. “Robbie McEwan and many top pro riders were all part of my local club which proved inspirational in my future career” Clearly seeing the technical benefits composite materials could bring he founded the first Australian “composites only’ racing bicycle brand “Leggera” (Le-jer-ra = Italian for ‘light’) in the late 1990’s. His journey into the highly technical and ever developing world of advanced composites had commenced.
He later acquired the small Teschner alloy-frame brand and combined both into the Teschner Technologies Group (TTG).
Knowing that “being there” is the key to understanding and controlling Asian production, Paul returned permanently to Asia in 2007 where his reputation, built over the preceding 7 years working within Taiwanese composite bicycle factories, preceded him.
LTI, initially a purely technical consulting and design company, was born. Today it is one of the largest independent consulting groups; representing a team of 12 technical associates and the commercial interests of many of the world’s most respected bicycle brands.
In 2012 Paul was awarded a rare Industry Gold Medal for outstanding technical advancement services by the Chinese Government.
Paul has been a continuous member of the exclusive APEC Business Leaders club for the past 7 years.
For the past 12 years Emma has been the human computer behind the Leggera Group organisation. A logistics and organisational genius, nothing ever seems to slip past her attention!
Fluent in both Mandarin and English, Emma is the ‘go-to’ person for orders, shipping and all documentation.
James also heads up Leggera’s tubeless sealants division and bulk warehouse. Responsible for final inspections on all built-wheel and complete bike projects.
Keeps the wheels of doing business running smoothly.
Shaun is UK born and educated and holds a bachelors degree in computer science. Shaun speaks fluent Mandarin having lived and worked in Taiwan for the past 13 years.
We work closely with the most talented, award winning bicycle designers and best (carbon) engineers worldwide.
Mong has been an integral part of the Leggera Group for over 15 years. As head of China QC he is constantly moving between selected vendors, personally checking 100% of every Leggera Group product prior to shipping. Mong has an extensive background in manufacturing both alloy welded frames and composite framesets. Undoubtedly one of the most talented and respected QC managers working in China.