PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Wal-Mart has awarded Kent International its Supplier of the Year award at the company’s beginning-of-the-year meeting. Kent won the same award last year.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Kory Pitcher’s Confluence Sports Inc. as sales representative for Utah, Idaho and temporarily for Wyoming and Montana.
SANTA FE, N.M. (BRAIN) — BTI is now offering a custom, made-to-order wheelbuilding service. The company is handbuilding a wide range of premium wheels for mountain, road, touring and bikepacking.
Dealers can choose from hundreds of hubs and rims that BTI offers.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has announced that its Northeast Fat Bike Summit will be held March 4 as part of the Winterbike event in East Burke, Vermont.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has hired former Raleigh sales rep Mike Larson as territory manager for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.
KENNEWICK, Wash. (BRAIN) — When self-proclaimed recovering workaholic Heather Henderson left her job at Cervélo last year, she traveled the long way to her hometown in southeast Washington state.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike organizers are planning an expanded second edition of its media event, which takes place June 28-30. As many as 30 bike manufacturers are expected to exhibit and meet with some 200 members of the global press in Kirchberg, Austria.
VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The recent California Fatbike State Championships at Rim Nordic Ski Area saw Foes/Wren-equipped racers win four out of five events entered, and the two companies have decided to team up again at NAHBS. The show takes place in Sacramento, California, Feb. 26-28.
TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) — Pinarello announced Thursday that it will not be exhibiting at Eurobike this year, choosing instead to attend smaller regional events and consumer shows.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Suunto has hired Bryson White as brand manager for the Americas and Jason Tillinghast as commercial category manager for North America.
MOORPARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Christopher Rubin’s interest in bikes started when Speedplay founder Richard Bryne moved into his childhood San Diego neighborhood.
“When Richard moved next door, he got all of us kids interested in cycling,” Rubin said. “I was the only one who stayed with it.”
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (BRAIN) — Specialized and Hed Cycling announced that the two companies are collaborating on product development and that Specialized is licensing Hed’s patent for aerodynamic rim shaping and design.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security has promoted Greg Heck to the role of marketing and PR manager for North America. Heck, who joined Abus in June of 2014, is replacing Joan Hanscom who handled PR and marketing for the German lock brand since 2013.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles has announced that it will be the bike supplier for the Lupus Racing Team, a UCI Continental men’s team led by 2013 Vuelta a España champion Chris Horner. The team’s 15 members will ride Merckx’s San Remo 76.
OLATHE, Kan. (BRAIN) — Sales and profit declined at Garmin Ltd. in the fourth quarter, but the company’s fitness business — which includes cycling products — posted its strongest gains for the period.
VANCOUVER (BRAIN) — Cycling media veteran Vernon Felton has joined Pinkbike.com’s editorial staff. Felton’s experience spans nearly two decades writing for various magazines including Mountain Biker, Outside and Bike Magazine, where he held several roles including editor in chief.
BUSNAGO, Italy (BRAIN) — Prologo is increasing its sales and marketing coverage with the hiring of Steven Merlini as sales and marketing manager. Merlini brings more than 20 years of experience in the saddle business.