World Champion Sailor Allan Terhune, Jr. changes team
Published on June 13th, 2014
Traverse City, MI (June 13, 2014) – Quantum Sail Design Group has announced that Allan Terhune, Jr. will become their new Global One Design Director. Terhune will report to Quantum Executive Vice President Terry Hutchinson and provide oversight for the company’s one design program including customer support, sales and marketing, sail development, and program expansion.
Terhune’s one design sailing resume is impressive with a J/22 World Championship to his credit as well as eleven North American Championships including the Lightning, Flying Scot and Thistle classes. Terhune has also turned in top performances in the Etchells, J/80 and J/70 classes. In 2007, Terhune was awarded US Sailing’s One Design Leadership Award and named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Finalist in 2008 and 2013.
“Quantum has an incredibly strong one design program with a lot of talent and loyal customers,” says Hutchinson. “On the water, Quantum sails are proving to be successful in several classes–Melges 20, Melges 24, J/70–yet there are many opportunities where we can get better. Building on this foundation, Allan will help develop the Quantum structure to deliver even greater value to our customers. There is a lot of work to do and Allan’s expertise is welcomed.”
“I’m really excited about working with the Quantum team,” says Terhune. “Quantum presents a great opportunity to grow a one-design business, not only in the classes where I compete but also beyond. Quantum already has a great product that we will work to refine and deliver to sailors around the world. It is an exciting time in our sport and the world of sailing and I am proud to be part of the Quantum team.”
Terhune is a resident of Annapolis, MD and graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy. Prior to joining Quantum, Terhune worked with North Sails One Design and the US Naval Academy.
About Quantum Sail Design Group
Founded in 1996, Quantum Sail Design Group has grown to become the world’s second largest sail making company with more than 60 sales and service outlets around the world. Quantum designs, engineers, and manufacturers racing and cruising sails for sailors who demand the highest levels of quality and performance. The company’s US headquarters is in Traverse City, Michigan with European headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, and sail making facilities in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Traverse City, Michigan.