Bruce Goldsmith Design

个性化的滑翔伞

BGD创始人

从最初在车库工作间里的小公司,到现在行业领先的滑翔伞制造商,BGD致力于生产高品质的滑翔伞及相关装备。由灵魂人物金匠Bruce带队,我们的研发部门位于阳光充足的法国南部;物流中心位于奥地利;工厂位于斯里兰卡。

BGD家族很强大,对滑翔伞的热爱让我们走到了一起。我们的使命是与朋友和家人分享我们的运动。我们喜欢与空气相连的感觉,我们的产品在设计时就特别考虑了这一点。我们生产安全而有乐趣的全新产品,这些产品始终拥有著名的“金匠设计”的精致操控及创新品质。

BGD创始人

Bruce

研发

bruce@flybgd.com

Bruce GOLDSMITH

BGD的名字来自于金匠Bruce,他是BGD的总经理及研发负责人。可以说,飞行就在Bruce的DNA里。早在上世纪80年代,当Bruce还是伦敦帝国理工学院工程专业的一名学生时,他就开始飞三角翼,并迅速成为了英国的顶尖选手,于1991年赢得了超级联赛冠军。Bruce从1986年起为英国三角翼国家队效力长达十年,并两次赢得英国三角翼冠军。从1989年起,Bruce还同时是英国滑翔伞国家队的主力,三次赢得英国滑翔伞冠军,并在2007年成为WPRS排名第一的飞行员,赢得了滑翔伞世界冠军。

出生于伦敦的Bruce如今跟妻子Arna和三个孩子一起生活在法国南部。作为Airwave滑翔伞和Ozone滑翔伞品牌的创始人之一,并在Advance担任过两年设计师,Bruce于2012年成立了BGD。作为一名作者、演讲者和教育者,Bruce在《越野杂志》上有常规专栏,并担任APPI(滑翔伞飞行员及教练员联盟)组织的现任主席。

Bruce

Arna

销售&市场

arna@flybgd.com

Arna GOLDSMITH

受飞无动力三角翼的父亲“引诱”,Arna在17岁时从跳伞选手变成了冰岛第一位飞三角翼的女飞行员。父亲给她买了一架Wills Wing Harrier,她第一眼就爱上了!Arna参加过几届爱尔兰和威尔士的凯尔特杯比赛,在比赛中与当时英国联赛的明星飞行员熟识。但一直到1997年,在南法的一个停车场,她才第一次认识了金匠Bruce。

当时,Bruce的一名测试飞行员摔了,弄坏了Arna的崭新的竞赛伞Airwave Magic,Bruce借给Arna的伞成为了她滑翔伞生涯的开始。两人在1997年结婚,那时候的Arna飞得很多,她陪着Bruce在一年的时间里参加了多达14场比赛。后来的若干年,Arna把精力放在了家庭上,慢慢淡出了飞行。而现在,孩子们长大了,她也重新回到了她所属的天空,再次与Magic伞一起。

Arna

Christoph

财务

christoph@flybgd.com

Christoph SCHEER

在2002年,Christoph因当时的女朋友而开启了飞行生涯。在奥地利沃尔夫斯堡,他在自己家附近学会了滑翔伞,并立刻爱上了这项运动,他在一些长距离越野飞行中使用Airwave伞,并远远超过了100km距离大关。随后他继续参加了奥地利A级联赛。作为一名工程师,他曾参与过一些大型建筑项目,包括为奥地利最大的建筑公司之一的PORR公司,在奥地利和塞尔维亚修建桥梁。

在2012年,不一样的生活在向他招手,他退出了建筑界,与Bruce和Arna开始合作一个令人兴奋的新项目——成立BGD。现在,Christoph与妻子Mila和儿子Maximillian一起,仍然居住在沃尔夫斯堡。从位于沃尔夫斯堡的BGD奥地利办公室和物流中心,Christoph负责管理着BGD在欧洲的配送。

Christoph

员工团队

Anthony GREEN, Test Pilot/Social Media

Anthony GREEN

Graphic Design / Film

ant@flybgd.com

By age 16 Ant’s passion for adventure led him to paragliding. He has flown competatively since 2004 in acrobatics and cross country. Studying film, business and math he has been with BGD since the start bringing all the wild colors to the products. Ant is currently our graphic and in house film guy and lives and works in Morzine, France.

Benedikt Bös

Sales PPG

benedikt@flybgd.com

Another medical man, orthopaedic technician and prosthetics-maker Bene was infected with the flying bug at the age of 16. Powered paragliding is the bug that has bitten the hardest, and Bene is an international competitor in classic and endurance paramotoring. He is also a PPG test pilot and has headed up BGD’s motor division since 2013.

Benedikt Bös
Charlie King

Charlie King

Editor

Charlie@flybgd.com

Charlie’s first paragliding flight was back in 1994, a 21’st birthday gift that has lasted 25 years and counting. She now flies an Echo, a far cry from the parachute used on that first tow launch in rural England. She lives with her family in southern France and is a daytime desk jockey who works on BGD’s newsletters, manuals and brochures.

David GERONIMO

Test Pilot

Dav@flybgd.com

Flying at age 11, David has paragliding in his blood. A former world cup competitor he now teaches in Saint Hilaire du Touvet. He has always been a dreamer and is most comfortable at cloud base. Working as a test pilot for BGD he draws on his year of acrobatics and XC flying to do his part to make the sport safer and fun for everyone.

David GERONIMO
Jo MACLEOD

Jo MACLEOD

Office France

Jo@flybgd.com

Jo is our guru and a true encyclopedia. Previously working in the yachting industry, she now works in our BGD office in France looking after everything from administration and sales through to company accounts

Léonard Siclon

Community Manager

Leonard@flybgd.com

Léonard has been hooked in the paragliding since 2014. Always interested about the gear, always happy to chat about anything relating to paragliding, always working on a new video, he has been our Community Manager since the summer 2018.

Léonard Siclon
Martin Lifka

Martin Lifka

Sales Austria

martin.lifka@flybgd.com

Martin has always dreamed of flying and loves the mountains. He spent many years flying RC sailplanes, kite surfing, and is a Ironman triathlete which led him to hike and fly. Martin is a professional photographer and marketing specialist acting as a consultant, photographer and coves sales in Austria. Martin lives near Vienna, AU.

Martin WRIGHT

Administration/Marketing

Martin@flybgd.com

Although Martin is not a qualified Paragliding Pilot yet, he is passionate and enjoys participating in many sports like Scuba Diving, Skiing, Squash & Fitness Training. Previously a Professional DJ / Producer, Martin now heads up our Sales Team based at the BGD office in France.

Martin WRIGHT
Mathis RÜHL

Mathis RÜHL

3D Design

Mathis@flybgd.com


Paragliding came as a natural evolution to his passion for sailing and gliding. With a hunger for XC flights, he actively took part in the development of the EN- C Cure and brought it to the top of the EN-C class. His background as naval architect and designer led him to develop harnesses, rucksack, and other products in the company.

Tom Lolies

R & D

Tom@flybgd.com

Tom loves to fly almost as much as he loves to research how paragliders fly. He works closely with Bruce developing new software to design the latest and greatest.

Tom Lolies
Mila Scheer

Mila Scheer

Office Austria

Mila@flybgd.com

Mila lives in Wolfsberg, with her husband Christoph and son Maximillian, where she helps manage the Austrian office and distribution centre.

Irena Koler

Shipping Austria

Irena@flybgd.com

Irena lives in Slovenia, near the Austrian border, and looks after stock and shipping at BGD’s warehouse in Austria. Before moving to BGD Irena has worked as wood technology engineer for 25 years. She loves the great outdoors and nothing beats a beautiful landscape, but she feels most connected to nature through her sports – paragliding, mountaineering, skiing, cycling and surfing.

Irena Koler
David CHAUMET

David CHAUMET

Sales France

David@flybgd.com

David CHAUMET is BGD sales manager for France ! He also give an hand to the BGD development team. David has been flying since 1989, sailplane , paraglider, hanglider, UL aircraft and was part of the French hangliding and paragliding team from 2002 to 2008. He has numerous titles including several world championship podiums in class 5 hangliders! He's specialized in composite materials and electrical engines for aeronautical applications and have a service centre for paraglider. Check out his electric Swift and electric paraglider.

Alev Durgun

Sales Turkey

Alev@flybgd.com

Born in Turkey but living in Germany Alev first started paragliding in 2009. A anesthesiologist by profession she is now also working in a flight school in Germany to become an instructor and tandem pilot in order to share the joy of flight. Since June 2018 she became responsible for the BGD Sales Turkey.

Alev Durgun
Claudia Riquelme

Claudia Riquelme

Sales Latin America

Claudia@flybgd.com

Claudia started paragliding in 1994, and since the beginning of the millennium has worked as a professional journalist and translator specialized in paragliding and paramotor. With a deep knowledge of the sport and the Spanish-spoken scene, she oversees our sales in Spain and Latin America.

Daniel Pop

Sales Romania

Daniel@flybgd.com

An avid cross country pilot, Daniel was raised and lives in Brasov, Romania with his wife Carmen and daughter. His slogan is to live life to the fullest since we only have one.

Daniel Pop
Lucas Machado

Lucas Machado

Sales Brazil

Lucas@flybgd.com

Lucas is a medical doctor, and took up hang gliding in the early ‘80s. He flew Airwave hang gliders and paragliders – his first paraglider in 1993 was a Bruce design. He and Bruce have been friends since then, and Lucas has been with BGD from the start. He’s since thrown in the stethoscope to be BGD’s Brazilian importer. “Still working while others play”, he sighs!

Malcom DEODATI

Sales Italy

Malcom@flybgd.com

BGD’s Italian importer, Malcom is as much at home under the sea as in the sky. He travelled the world as a scuba-diving instructor for 12 years before discovering paragliding. He now lives in the Italian Alps, where he works as a tandem pilot and looks after BGD’s sales. His enthusiasm for flying is infectious, and he’s a font of knowledge about BGD wings.

Malcom DEODATI
Mario Koller

Mario Koller

Sales Germany

Mario@flybgd.com

Mario lives, breaths, and dreams paragliding. He is always smiling and strives to share his passion with everyone. Mario lives and works mostly from home in Nesselwang, Germany.

Ramón Martín

Sales PPG

Ramon@flybgd.com

Ramón graduated in Management and Public Administration from the UCLM. He started flying in 1992 training in the Spanish School of Paragliding he has been an instructor since 1993 and PPG instructor since 1995 and since directed his school in Toledo (Spain) where he has trained more than 400 pilots. He has been Paramotor Champion of Castilla-La Mancha 2015 and in 2016 took the PPG tandem distance world record RPF2, (568.5 km) with Rubén Vicente.

Ramón Martín
Yan CHEN

Yan CHEN

Sales China

yan@flybgd.com

Yan discovered paragliding while in Nepal in 2012, a life-changing experience that led her to her quitting her management consultancy job to pursue her love of free-flight. She is now a paragliding freelance writer and Chinese interpreter / translator, and she has travelled and flown all over the world. Yan currently lives in Spain, and looks after BGD’s Chinese sales.