PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Retailers are pushing Kent International for products bridging the gap between mass market and specialty retail, and the company has hired Craig Hoyt to head up product development for this program.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group has promoted Jon Lewis to national sales manager. Based in Waitsfield, Vermont, Lewis will lead a team of sales managers located throughout the United States.
VALLEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wren Sports has reached an agreement with Hippie Tech Suspension of Garden City, Idaho, to be Wren's third service center in the U.S.
AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The international cycling union, UCI, will allow disc brakes across all categories of pro road teams next season, including Continental, Pro Continental, WorldTeams and Women's teams. The organization still considers the disc brake use a "trial," however.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Champion System North America is announcing a series of new business, free shipping upgrades, and website enhancements heading into the New Year.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hang Ten Bikes has appointed Mike Russell as its director of bike sales. Russell began in the position on Nov. 1.
The company said it has experienced "explosive growth" of cruisers in the last three years.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle has hired Jeanne Mitchell to join its credit department after 20 years at Specialized. The company also has hired Szymon Bielesz as a global marketing specialist, hired Dan Thomas as rider gear business manager and promoted Jen Audia to Liv USA marketing manager.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — ZC Rubber produced 100 million bike tires last year, many of which showed up on the North American market under other brands. Now the tire maker is launching its own house brand of high-end tires under the Arisun brand in the U.S.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Box Components is introducing a new logo and branding as it transitions from being a BMX parts supplier to being a full-line components brand.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports, the segment of Dorel Industries that includes the company's bike brands, has added two new members to its global finance team.
NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity Components has hired industry veteran Mike Reisenleiter as its distribution and OEM manager.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — PR and media relations firm True Communications has hired Greg Fisher as an account manager.
Fisher is responsible for media strategy and outreach with a number of True clients.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout BMX Distribution is now distributing Merritt BMX products.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to PeopleForBikes in support of its Business Network.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris is now accepting votes for the best bike-related poster in its Saris 5th Grade Poster Contest. The winner of the contest will get a free trip to the National Bike Summit in Washington next year.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Helmet brand Nutcase is accepting submissions this month for its third annual Nutcase Unframed promotion. Anybody can submit helmet designs for a chance to win a cash prize and to put their art on helmets offered across the globe in 2017.
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (BRAIN) — The second annual Eroica California, the U.S. edition of Italy's L'Eroica, will be held April 8-10.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Selle Royal North America is the latest bike industry company to set up shop in this community north of Salt Lake City.