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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has appointed Rod Judd to the newly created position of sales director. Judd is a former associate director of development at IMBA.

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently recognized Strider Sports Int'l., Inc., with the state's Distinguished Service Award for its contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired Mark McCormack as its independent sales representative for Giordana in-line and custom clothing, Pinarello bicycles and Pegoretti frames in the New England territory.

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SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Dr. Stacy Sims, a co-founder of the Osmo Nutrition company, is now working with Nuun and Co. on hydration education, product innovation and clean living initiatives.

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LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired two new sales rep: Monica Davis for Eastern and Southern North Carolina/South Carolina, and Dominic Galenti for the Greater Los Angeles area.

Davis has 10 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including sales and management at Michelin and Giant.

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DORSET, England (BRAIN) — British bike care brand Muc-Off has hired Tony Zanca to oversee all sales and marketing activities for the brand in the U.S. Zanca, who most recently was an account manager for Hawley Lambert — Muc-Off's North American distributor — will work from Southern California. 

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Diamondback Bicycles has introduced a series of educational cycling videos and articles featuring TV personality Bill Nye. The videos are aimed at simplifying the sport to get more people riding bikes, the company said.

The video series, "Let's Ride with Bill Nye," launched Tuesday.

NEW BOSTON, N.H. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, the parent of Shred Optics and Slytech Protection, has hired Jeff Gilberti for the newly-created position of executive vice president of business development.

RICHMOND, Calif. (BRAIN) — The German component brand Syntace has named Cycle Monkey its U.S. service partner, distributor, and brand manager.

Syntace joins Cycle Monkey's other  German brands Rohloff, Tout Terrain, Cinq5, and Schlumpf.

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BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan's NoTubes has hired ORIS Intelligence to monitor online minimum advertised prices (MAP) for its line of tubeless bicycle wheels, rims, sealant and other related products.

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MIAMI (BRAIN) — Miami-based J&B Importers is endorsing the inaugural Titan Tropic, a five-stage mountain bike race to be held in December this year in Cuba. Several J&B staff members will participate in the event.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, which claims to be the world's largest manufacturer of recumbent trikes, is now distributing some hard to find tire sizes from Schwalbe.

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Polar has appointed industry veteran Tom Fowler to president of Polar USA. Fowler is a former executive with Profile, Cervélo and most recently with Recon, the smart sunglass brand acquired by Intel last year.

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has promoted Nick Coughlin to marketing manager and hired Scott Spence as director of product development, quality and regulatory compliance.

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MUKILTEO, Wash. (BRAIN) — Full Speed Ahead has hired Oris Intel to assist with monitoring online minimum advertised price (MAP) for its products.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 1, 2016) –Boyd Cycling, a high-end carbon and alloy bicycle wheel manufacturer, has joined The Bike Cooperative as a supplier partner . Effective immediately, members of The Bike Cooperative will earn rebates on their purchases of all Boyd Cycling wheels.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — J&B Importers will now serve as a full-line CatEye distributor.

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IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) ⎯ Shimano American will handle sales of the Lazer brand in the U.S. along with the helmet brand's longtime distributor, QBP. Shimano's sales force will begin selling Lazer products immediately.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A breakfast panel discussion at Interbike will look at the value of supporting pro cycling.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship / Interbike

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor brands Big Agnes and Honey Stinger will combine their office operations under one roof in a new, larger location in Steamboat Springs. For years, the sister brands have occupied several office spaces located throughout town.

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