BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — After a 17-year run, Ray Keener has pulled the plug on his Selling Cycling retail staff training program. Keener said interest and support waned in recent years as industry suppliers began offering their own product training.
AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN) — SMS Distribution US, the distributor of Santini clothing and Cinelli official merchandise in the U.S., has moved its headquarters to accommodate growth after its first full year of operations.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Sixty mechanics graduated from USA Cycling's Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic last weekend and are now eligible for a USAC mechanic's license.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication has named Lynn Guissinger, the widow of company founder Leslie Bohm, president of the company. Bohm died earlier this year of brain cancer.
The company also announced that it has hired industry veteran Mercedes Ross to work with bicycle retailers.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. is searching for a new general manager after the company and Hugh Walton agreed to separate. Walton is recovering from a stroke and recent heart surgery.
SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — After 10 years in Chatsworth, California, electric bike vendor Currie Technologies moved its company headquarters to Simi Valley at the end of November.
CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — 2XU has announced Fred Hernandez as its new director of marketing for North America.
“I’m thrilled to be joining 2XU at such an exciting time,” said Hernandez. “The company is primed for growth and I look forward to contributing to the marketing effort.”
EAST MEADOW, NY (BRAIN) — Registrants for two cyclocross races that were canceled due to post-tropical storm Sandy will finally get a chance to pin on numbers this weekend.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Negotiators on Tuesday reached an agreement to end a week-old strike at the Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, ports. The strike's afteraffects will continue to cause delays and cost increases for shippers in the West for a few weeks.
BOULDER, CO — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) and the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) are working together to look at identifying and implementing best practices in environmental and social responsibility in bicycle manufacturing.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — After 13 years with Fizik, Suzette Ayotte, is stepping down.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc. confirmed Monday that it has been sold to Calera Capital, as reported by several news sources including BRAIN last week.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Nine out of 10 dentists would likely approve.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Falconhead Capital, the owner of Competitor Group Inc., has sold the company to another venture capital group, Calera Capital Partners according to reports.
HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN) — Bianchi has recently relocated its U.S. headquarters to a larger warehouse and office space in Hayward, California, not far from the company's previous location.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is adding to its marketing muscle with the hires of Elayna Caldwell and Chris Zigmont. Each will be making the move to Chicago as they take on their new roles next January.
MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — The Wisconsin Bike Fed has hired Jessica Ginster as development director.
Ginster will provide strategic direction in developing donor relations and expanding the Bike Fed’s presence, impact and funding statewide.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — QBP is now distributing products by humangear, inc., a San Francisco company whose products include the GoToob, a soft silicone squeeze bottle.