BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Charlie Cooper, former vice president and general manager of Leisure Trends Group, has been promoted to president of the market research company. He takes over for Jim Spring, Leisure Trends founder and president for the past 22 years.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Joshua Hon’s new folding bike brand Tern launched Saturday in Taipei where the company is headquartered.
FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN)—Popular Science magazine is asking CFEprPlus, an industry marketing agency owned by Steve Boehmke, to provide worthy products for consideration for their annual "Best of What's New"
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Increasing their sales team, Rolf Prima has partnered with Marc Katz to handle their Southeast territory, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. In addition to Rolf Prima, Katz represents Castelli, Kask, Focus and Ortlieb.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell Sports has tapped action sports industry veteran Scott Oliver as its new director of sales for bike in North America. Oliver fills the position left by Pat Hus when he accepted the role as Interbike’s managing director last month.
By Nicole Formosa
When Ryan Gurr’s Specialized rep invited him on a four-day trip west to the Amgen Tour of California, he assumed he would be sitting in on some sort of new product presentation.
GOLDEN, CO—If sales of 29ers are any indication, 26-inch mountain bikes are shrinking quicker than suppliers can switch production to the larger wheel size.
By Matt Wiebe
CHICAGO, IL—Maria Boustead and Emily Taylor, the Chicago designers that started Po Campo bags two years ago, are taking manufacturing overseas to lower its price points.
Who doesn't like a sale? Especially when it's cycling clothing...well, Zoic has just the fix with their summer warehouse sale taking place next week. Click on title and then "Visit Link" to find out more.
HALF MOON BAY, CA (BRAIN)—To help spread the word on Dirty Dog MTB's new Web rotor, the Half Moon Bay-based company has hired Rob Reedy of Echos Communications.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has added new reps to its outside sales force.
KESWICK, Ontario (BRAIN)—Six new exhibitors will be at ExpoCycle this year including Trelock, RSD Distribution, Best Bars, Bike Glow, Passion Sports Inc., Kristin Green and Associates and Stage-Race Distribution.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—A suspected drunken driver plowed into a group of bicyclists on a midnight ride Thursday in Los Angeles, injuring 11, one critically, police said.
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CAMARILLO, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has hired Erin Cabezut, Paul Ribich and Mark Still.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH has launched bhtriathlon.com (click on title and then link), a website dedicated to the world of triathlon.
TUSCON, AZ (BRAIN)—Ravello Bikes founder Brian Myers is seeking industry licensees to produce his newly patented travel bike design and offer models at price points attractive to bike shops.
OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—Suunto's North American subsidiary has hired David Grayson as national sales manager for the United States. Grayson brings experience from run, bike and outdoor specialty as well as general sporting goods.
IRVINE, CA—A new Shimano American online training program went live today expanding its existing program for Di2 and DynaSys products to encompass the component maker’s entire range.
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Cervélo has hired independent representation company Redmond Sports Group to better serve the Southeastern territory. The territory includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and the southern half of Virginia.