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New BRAIN issue features industry influencers age 35 and under

Published March 16, 2015

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The latest issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News features profiles of 41 influential members of the U.S. industry who are age 35 or under.  

BRAIN’s first U35 edition focuses on the future of our industry — retailers, designers, engineers, editors and entrepreneurs who are blazing new paths. Those who want to share the U35 feature on social media (or with their Moms) can view the 15-page digital edition online. There are also some special video features on some of the recipients on BRAIN's YouTube channel

The full list of the featured U35s is below.

The March 15 BRAIN also includes coverage of QBP’s FrostBike event, a look at the new ownership at 3T, and a report on the industry’s push for consistent national e-bike legislation.

The issue also includes our regular features like Through the Grapevine, Mad Dog Unleashed, State of Retail and more. 

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is published 18 times a year. Visit our subscription page for more information.

BRAIN's U35 list:

  • Adam Abramowicz, 30, founder and creative leader, KindHuman Bicycles
  • Evan Barnebey, 35, director of operations, Advanced Sports International
  • Andrew Bernstein, 30, marketing manager, Bicycling magazine
  • Brandon Blakely, 27, suspension engineer, Cane Creek Cycling Components
  • Derrick Boatwright, 33, director of e-commerce and digital strategy, Hawley Lambert
  • Karl Burkat, 32, CEO and sales director, PinkBike.com
  • Curtis Christensen, 35, owner, Auburn Bike Company; brand manager, Fat Chance Bicycles
  • Cait Dooley, 27, pavement product manager, GT Bikes 
  • Mehdi Farsi, 30, co-owner, State Bicycle Co.
  • Reza Farsi, 28, co-owner, State Bicycle Co.
  • Eric Ferguson, 29, co-owner, State Bicycle Co.
  • Michael Fishman, 26, co-founder, Pure Fix Cycles
  • Alberto Fonte, 34, brand director, Fizik
  • Caley Fretz, 26, associate editor, Velo, 
  • Karl Hall, 30, wheel design engineer, SRAM
  • Boyd Johnson, 35, owner and founder, Boyd Cycling
  • Brady Kappius, 27, president, Kappius Components, founder, Broken Carbon
  • Noel Kegel, 33, chief financial officer, Wheel & Sprocke
  • Jim Kersten, 30, president, Chicago Area Bicycle Dealers Association; owner, Edgebrook Cycle & Sport
  • Morten Kristiansen, 35, general manager, Guru Sports
  • Luke Kuschmeader, 33, president, Küat Racks
  • Scott Lampe, 27, operations manager, Niner Bikes
  • Alfonso Lopez, 32, founder, Velopez
  • Ian MacGregor, 31, CEO and co-founder, Skratch Labs
  • Alix Magner, 34, national sales manager, Quality Bicycle Products 
  • Nick Martin, 35, president and founder, The Pro’s Closet
  • Chris McLaren, 35, managing director, BMC USA
  • Simon McNair, 33, sales director, Highway Two
  • Adam Miller, 23, co-founder and former co-owner, The Fat Bike Co. (parent of Borealis Bikes and Turnagain Fat Bike Components)
  • Jason Moeschler, 35, global OEM sales manager, WTB
  • William Mulyadi, 34, owner and CEO, Virtue Bike
  • Kazia Pennino, 27, owner, Epicenter Cycling
  • Kaitlyn Phillips, 29, director of marketing, Advanced Sports International
  • Jason Quade, 32, founder, Abbey Bike Tools 
  • Brian Michael Riley, 27, founder, SureStop
  • Tracie Roberson, 32, president/co-owner, Rudy Rack
  • Jordan Schau, 26, co-founder, Pure Fix Cycles
  • Austin Stoffers, 26, co-founder, Pure Fix Cycles
  • Scott Strysick, 35, director of product creation for Blackburn and Bell accessories, BRG Sports  
  • Katie Thompson, 29, industrial design manager, Quality Bicycle Products
  • Shawn Wilson, 27, owner, Epicenter Cycling

 

 

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