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FRYEBURG, ME (BRAIN) – Maine-based distributor Downeast Bicycle Specialists has been sold to the Hans Johnsen Company of Dallas, Texas, the companies announced this weekend.
ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide Inc. has hired two sales agencies to represent its products to IBDs and specialty outdoor retailers.
Madison, Wisconsin-based Camillo & Associates will cover a large portion of the upper Midwest.
OLDENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Kenda Taiwan has hired Friderik Vodan as the new sales manager for Kenda Europe. Vodan, 46, joins Kenda after several years serving as the international sales and global marketing director of Formula Brakes. Vodan also previously worked for Specialized in Europe.
BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has hired Katie Gould Swenson as its sales and marketing manager for Craft baselayers and Nordic skiing.
SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Cheng Shin Rubber has launched a new global website to support its CST brand of tires in all its market categories, including ATV, moto, lawn and garden and bicycle.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC has hired Chris McLaren as general manager for its U.S. office, replacing former GM Karim Pine. Pine had been at the helm since February 2011.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retail sales for June were down 2 percent in units but up 1 percent in dollars, coming in at $391 million, according to Leisure Trends Group's RetailTrak IBD sales summary.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall about 500 Slice time trial bikes because the "brake plate" can loosen. The company has received one report of the loosening and no reports of injuries.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — Outside magazine released its 2013 list of Top 100 best places to work, and more than a dozen bike companies made the list this year, including SRAM, QBP, CamelBak and Honey Stinger.