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LEXINGTON, South Carolina (BRAIN) — Hawley has signed on as Blackburn’s exclusive distributor for bike products in the U.S., complementing the accessories brand’s existing direct business.

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Paul Lew (left) and Edco owner and CEO Rob van Hoek

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Edco Engineering BV has announced that carbon innovator Paul Lew will join the Swiss component company as a partner. Lew will expand and build Edco’s line of cycling components, including its carbon and alloy wheels. He will work alongside CEO and owner Rob van Hoek, who purchased the company in 2007.

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Former Vista Outdoor, BRG Sports and Nike exec starts at the power meter company in August.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has hired Bernie Doering from Vista Outdoor. Doering will head marketing and sales for Stages Cycling's outdoor business, a new position for the company, which sells power meter cranks for bikes as well as stationary bikes for the fitness club market.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has appointed Verde Brand Communications as its public relations agency of record. 

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride Apparel has restructured its sales force, switching from independent to factory reps in many areas of the country. 

New hires join with experience from BRG Sports, Gap, Coach, and Nike.

SAN FRANCISCO  (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has made four key executive appointments, saying the new hires signal "a new era in leadership" at the company. The new hires include Azul Couzens who was most recently the director of marketing at BRG Sports. Couzens is joining Timbuk2 as head of marketing.

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Ken Meidell

Meidell has more than 15 years experience in executive roles at Outdoor Research and Cascade Designs, and previous positions in technology and consulting.

Jordahl has been with Framed a year and a half. His duties have included managing Framed’s retail shop in St. Paul and working in sourcing and as a rep coordinator for the brand.

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LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products, Inc. has brought on two new sales representation teams to its U.S. sales force.

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BERKELY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has two new board members, Dan Brooks from Georgia and Susan Helm-Murtagh from North Carolina.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cycling Sports Group has named Kelly Dredge senior experiential and retail marketing manager for North America.

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NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Knolly Bikes has hired Paul Nash, who started as the brand's general manager on May 2. The company said Nash's hire was part of its next step in streamlining operations and increasing the brand's market penetration globally.

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LEXINGTON, S.C. and LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN) — Hawley-Lambert has hired Pat McGinnis as its vice president of commercial. McGinnis comes to Hawley-Lambert from FreeMotion Fitness, and Raleigh America previously.

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ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Sigma Sport USA recently moved. The company's lease was up and it found a building in a better location, closer to employees' homes, downtown St. Charles, bike and run trails and UPS, FedEx and USPS drop-off locations.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory Holding Corporation and Outdoor Gear Canada have reached a multi-year distribution agreement making OGC Marzocchi's exclusive distributor for Canada.

Company will provide neutral support at nationals and wheels to USA Cycling track team.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has announced an agreement with USA Cycling that will extend through the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Advocate Cycles is adding sales reps throughout the U.S.  The Pacific Northwest/Northern California region is now being represented by Cedar Kyes. The Northeast will be represented by John Blye, and the Midwest region will be represented by InGear Representation.

Investment firm provides capital for expansion.
The Canyon headquarters in Koblenz, Germany.

KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — German consumer-direct bike brand Canyon said it has partnered with TSG Consumer Partners to expand into the U.S. market. TSG, an investment firm with offices in San Francisco and New York, gains a minority stake in Canyon and will provide the additional capital needed to set up U.S.

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MADRID (BRAIN) — Spanish trainer maker Bkool is working with organizers of New Hampshire's legendary Mt. Washington Hillclimb bike race to create a virtual race up the highest peak in the Northeast.

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has added Chromag components to its portfolio of products. Hawley is distributing Chromag's wide range of mountain bike components including bars, stems, saddles, grips, pedals, seat clamps/QR seat clamps and chainrings.

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