VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Skip Hess’ sudden departure from Electra last week, sales and marketing vice president Kevin Cox has been promoted to company president effective immediately.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries’ earnings for the fourth quarter and all of 2013 in its recreational and leisure segment — which includes Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Dorel’s mass-market bike brands — will come in lower than a year earlier due to “a poorer product mix” and late order delivery at Cycling Sports Group, the company announced.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) filed an objection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over its proposed rule change that states once a firm voluntarily agrees to undertake a corrective action plan, the firm is legally bound to fulfill the terms of the agreement. Currently suppliers are under no legal restraints when filing a voluntary recall.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin Bicycle has partnered with Team Roger C. Peace Cycling, the only independent team competing on a global para-cycling schedule, as provider of its Pro4 line of race tires and other team support throughout the season.
MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Carmichael Training Systems and Peaks Coaching Group have selected PowerTap as a preferred power meter, giving athletes access to power equipment and guidance.
TUCSON, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Continuing its support of Exceeding Expectations, which encourages at-risk youth in San Bernardino, Calif., to pursue a positive path in life through the sport of triathlon, TriSports.com has donated more than $6,000 in gear in almost-new condition.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 200 to 250 cyclists and Southern California industry representatives turned out early Wednesday for a memorial ride and ceremony to honor Joseph Robinson, a local bike shop employee who was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a morning ride Sunday. He was 21.
MIAMI (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors roll out Tuesday morning on a three-day tour of bicycle stores in Miami for the first BRAIN Dealer Tour of 2014.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Charlie Cooper, former president of research firm Leisure Trends Group, joins the senior management team at PeopleForBikes this week as vice president of membership and development.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has introduced a new monthly magazine for dealers, titled Call Up, to update them on fresh product, emerging categories, tech advice and business issues.
MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Adventure Cycling Association is now accepting submissions for its new Youth Touring and Leadership Scholarship. Two candidates will be selected to participate in one of Adventure Cycling's 2014 educational courses.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — After the final March/April 2014 issue hits newsstands February 11, current subscribers will begin receiving Triathlete magazine in its place.
VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Twenty-five days after Trek announced its purchase of Electra, Skip Hess, who led the brand’s development for almost five years, stepped down Friday telling Electra’s staff his decision to leave is effective immediately.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Car rack manufacturer RockyMounts has hired Simon Hall in its engineering department.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery recently left online retailer Backcountry.com where he was director of brand marketing.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired three people to fill vacancies in its sales department, and promoted one employee in quality assurance.
Eric Woods of Denver has been hired as regional sales manager for the Southwest.
PALOS VERDES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry chatter mixed with Hollywood dreams Wednesday as the inaugural winter edition of Lifeboat Events’ PressCamp event got under way sharing the grounds of swank Southern California resort Terranea with the celebrity hosts and aspiring divas of TV’s “American Idol,” filming on location.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool, its president Eric Hawkins and its trademark Park Blue color made an appearance on national television Tuesday evening.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Primal donated more than $1 million to the cycling community in 2013, including more than $300,000 in cash and more than $800,000 in product donations.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Athletes, volunteers and sponsors were honored at the 2013 National Interscholastic Cycling Association Awards, held this weekend in Berkeley.