VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Rob Brandt to IT director.
“Rob started out in our warehouse learning our business, and it was time to take advantage of his skill set," said Lance Donnell, president and CEO of Sinclair Imports.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Steve Bigelow as president of its Action Sports division.
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead is moving its U.S. warehouse and offices from Woodinville to Mukilteo, Washington next week, a move it hopes will be the least disruptive since its Taiwan factory is closed during the Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb. 3. FSA expects to be closed from Feb.
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Award winning filmmaker Michael John Evans turned his camera on frame builder Sean Walling of Soulcraft, delivering a slightly different frame building video.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—A group of independent retail organizations and small business owners gathered to discuss common challenges including Internet sales at the first ever AIR (Advocates for Independent Retail) National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Canadian women’s mountain biking label Loeka Clothing launched the first clothing recycling program for the industry.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—The electric bike category has just gotten a little more competitive with the Stromer’s launch into the United States.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Both laughter and tears were shared Friday afternoon at a memorial service for Russ Okawa.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Thorsten Frahm as its new European sales and marketing manager.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Bicycling.com has added three new hires to its web staff.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group said that The Hawley Company will carry Answer Products for the 2011 season.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Spring has sprung (at least according to our editorial calendar and the recent SoCal weather), which means one Jason Norman is looking for some fresh product picks.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The UCI has delayed its new labeling program for race frames and forks until early February.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp, have formed a promotional partnership with Triathlon America, an industry organization dedicated to promoting the sport and the business of triathlon, to create a Triathlon America GearCamp at DealerCamp this July in Utah.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc. has promoted former Inside Triathlon senior editor Courtney Baird to editor-in-chief of the magazine.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Organizers have finalized the agenda for the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference to be held this April.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Few U.S. distributors and retailers have heard the name Zixtro. But most instantly recognize names like OGIO, Callaway, Cleveland and Oakley.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group this week ended its long-term relationship with its independent European sales agent and will take over distribution, sales and marketing from a new company-owned office.
TACHIA, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant employees welcomed home a group of its global general managers earlier this week as they completed their eight-day cycling tour through Taiwan and finished right back where they started—at Giant headquarters in Tachia.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Gita Sporting Goods has hired Travis Coleman as its sales representative for the mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.