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Tracey Bueno (left) and Matt Buzenes are new territory managers for the protection brand.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has added to its inside sales team, hiring Tracey Bueno as territory manager for the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies and promoting Matt Buzenes to Midwest territory manager.

Tagged People / Sales Reps

FOXBORO, Mass. (BRAIN) — Delta Cycle, Inc. has hired F. Chris Nelson as the brand's first sales director.

Nelson is a 30-year veteran of the run and bike industries, having worked for Penguin Brands, Nathan, Reebok, Mizuno, Ronhill, Jogalite, and Dr. Scholl's in the past.

Tagged People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After 12 years at the helm, Mike Van Abel has resigned as the organization's executive director, effective Friday. The organization's board is working to select a permanent replacement for the position.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
New company is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to offer low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber to transportation, energy and infrastructure industries.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond is involved with a new company that is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to offer low-cost carbon fiber to several industries, including the transportation and renewable energy markets.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — The first half of 2016 proved to be challenging for the German bike market, according to the latest figures from Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), the country’s bike industry association, which includes manufacturers and importers of bicycles, components, accessories and e-bikes.

Tagged Eurobike

REUTLINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — As goes the electric bike market in the Netherlands, so — eventually — will go the rest of Europe. That is the crystal ball prediction of Claus Fleischer, head of the Bosch division that produces its wildly successful mid-drive e-bike systems.

Tagged Eurobike
Courtesy photo from this week's press preview at Eurobike.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — For the first time in its 25-year history, consumers will be able to demo bikes at Eurobike. The show expects to offer roughly 3,500 bikes for demo over the weekend following the trade-only days, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

Tagged Eurobike

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Changing consumer behaviors are forcing the European bike industry to take a good look at its supply chain and where it can shorten lead times and respond to market demands and changes more quickly, said Jack Oortwijn, editor of Bike Europe, as he set the stage for a conference addressing the major challenges suppliers face in bringing production back to Europe.

Tagged Eurobike

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International and USA Triathlon have announced that they will collaborate to consecutively present their respective annual conferences: the TBI Conference and USA Triathlon's Annual Race Director Symposium, both presented by Active Network.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has announced that Allison Coughlin will become its president, effective Wednesday. Coughlin has three years of experience at the company, most recently as its sales and marketing manager.

Tagged People

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —Pedego plans to accelerate its growth on the East Coast with the appointment of dealer development specialist Ryan Maccione.

Tagged Electric bike / People

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  Camber Outdoors is offering a webinar on Thursday on recruitment practices to help companies attract top-tier diverse talent to high profile and decision-making positions.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — has hired industry veteran Steve Parke, who will help the company expand and deepen its partnerships with independent bike dealers participating in its trade-in program.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The newest Bicycle Retailer & Industry News issue — arriving in mailboxes and being distributed at Eurobike this week — features a look at Italy's bicycle industry, including a trend of some manufactures, like sunglass and helmet brand SH+, to return manufacturing to Italy after a few years of experiementing with Asian production.

Tagged BRAIN News / Eurobike

ST. AUSGUSTIN DE DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Polartec has given its annual Apex Award to Louig Garneau for two of its products, the Garneau Cove Hybrid Jacket and Rocket Skirt. The award recognized the design of products using Polartec materials.

Tagged Awards

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chris King Precision Components has hired RecWare Northwest for sales representation in the Pacific Northwest. It's the first time in company history that it has used outside sales reps.

Tagged Sales Reps

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has entered a long-term agreement with eecycleworks, a California company that produces a handful of components, including a lightweight caliper road brake called the eebrake.

Tagged Eurobike

NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity has hired Sean "Griz" McClendon as the brand's North American sales and grass-roots team manager.

McClendon has background as a professional rider and headed the bike division for Maxima Lubricants before resigning from that company at the end of July. 

Tagged People

VENICE, Italy (BRAIN) — Shred Optics and Slytech Protection have announced a new Italian distributor for the mountain bike market, DSB Bonandrini.

Tagged Eurobike

SINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Ritchey International has opened a new logistics operation, Multisped GmbH, in Singen, Germany, and has started a dealer-direct sales of its complete bikes and frames in Europe.

Tagged Distributor news / Eurobike


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