Anybody have any idea what is going on at Horizon Hobby? Bill Jeric, Director of the Surface Product Development Department announced on his Facebook page that he is no longer a part of Horizon Hobby. “Hello, Facebook friends. I want to let you know that as of today I am no longer an employee of Horizon Hobby. Although not my choice to leave, I have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for the 12+ years I spent there. I have confidence in what the future holds for me and look forward to the next career steps in an industry that I truly love. Stay tuned!”
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This is a major move as Bills influence is all over the Losi and TLR brands. Horizon Hobby does have many different brands of surface vehicles such as Team Losi Racing, Losi, ECX, and Vaterra. We wonder if the demise or major overhaul of the Losi brand is just down the road.
Vaterra: is the new kid on the block and seems to be getting really good reviews for its stylish on road and off road vehicles.
ECX: is a solid budget minded product which recently announced overhauls to electronics, driveshafts, motors and body styles and colors.
Team Losi Racing (TLR): are putting out some pretty solid racing machines which are attracting a lot of attention and gathering lots of wins.
Bill will land on his feet. We wish him all the best and hope he is back in the RC community soon.