VANCOUVER, Wash. (BRAIN) — The Gravity Cartel, the U.S. sales and service office for Spank Industries and iXS Protective Gear, has moved to a larger warehouse and office in Vancouver, Washington.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Kona Bicycles has hired Brian "Sally" Fornes as its new brand manager. Fornes was previously at Raleigh USA where he began his 10-year career in the warranty department, eventually holding titles including "marketing guy" and product manager before parting in December.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes has three locations and dates confirmed in its 2016 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Jagwire has announced that Quality Bicycle Products will serve as its exclusive distributor in the United States.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jeff McGuane has joined Specialized as the company's global sales and market development leader. McGuane most recently was the CEO of One Industries, a supplier of protective gear, helmets, gloves, graphics, hard parts and race wear for motocross and mountain bikes.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers' Association has sold out of exhibitor space for its upcoming trade show, which is Feb. 3-4.
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — KHS is now distributing Funkier Bike Apparel to U.S. IBDs.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Matthew Feier as its sales rep for Western Colorado, a territory the company described as "left of the Rockies."
WHITEFISH, Mont. (BRAIN) — Hammer Nutrition says it is streamlining its distribution by eliminating two of its distributors. The company said it is retaining seven other distributors and said it expects product availability to improve at the remaining distributors.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro says it expects a 16 percent increase in revenue for 2015. However, weak sales of its newest model, the Hero4 Session contributed to a decision to cut about 7 percent of its workforce, or about 105 employees.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has announced the recipients of its most recent cycle of Community Grants, with eight awards totaling $51,750.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — De Soto Sport has reached an agreement with Aqua Lung that allows Aqua Lung to continue marketing Michael Phelps Xpresso swimwear. De Soto will stop using the Espresso name on its wetsuits after selling off its remaining stock.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition, in collaboration with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, has announced a new scholarship program that will bring three women from the bike industry to this spring's Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, California.
CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Devinci has named former pro road racer David Veilleux as its new R&D/road brand manager.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mavic has appointed Denise Landy as its national account manager and Mark Niemiec as community marketing manager.
PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (BRAIN) — Chamois Butt'r maker Paceline Products has announced a new minimum advertised price policy for all its dealers and distributors in North America, which took effect Jan. 1.
CLEARFIELD, Utah (BRAIN) — Bollé has promoted Greg Kottenstette to North American sales manager for outdoor & specialty business. Kottenstette has worked in various capacities for the brand for 31 years, most recently as national accounts manager.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria is proud to announce it has tapped legendary freeride and trials mountain bike rider Jeff Lenosky as a brand ambassador.