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Posted March 22, 2017

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired Luke Bukoski as its new director of marketing. Bukoski started in the position March 15.

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Posted March 21, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts' president, Bruno Maier, will be leaving the company at the end of this month to return to Ohio to be closer to his family. In mid-April, he'll be taking on an entrepreneurial role with a company in the outdoor industry, he said.

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Posted March 13, 2017
Sara Fortune and her father Phil Hendrickson in 2014.

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Phil Hendrickson, the father-in-law of Saris Cycling Goup founder Chris Fortune and father to Sara Fortune, has died at 97.

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Posted March 8, 2017
Shapleigh has been connected to the Giro brand since 1990.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Greg Shapleigh, who has been connected to the Giro brand since 1990, is stepping down April 14 as vice president and general manager of Vista Outdoor's sport protection division, where he oversaw the Giro, Bollé, Cébé, Bell Helmets, Bell Powersports, Blackburn, Krash, Raskullz and Serengeti brands.

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Posted March 8, 2017
Erwin (right) with unidentified friend.

TRYSIL, Norway (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection, the Norwegian maker of helmets, protective gear and technical clothing for the ski, whitewater and mountain bike markets, has named Mike Erwin as its new sales manager for North America.

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Posted March 6, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Roxanne Vogel has joined Gu Energy Labs as sports nutritionist, a new position for the company.

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Posted March 6, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi has hired Chris Sword as president. He replaces Mike O'Connor, who served as president of the Shimano-owned company before retiring in December 2016.

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Posted March 3, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Blackout Distribution and Cinema BMX have recently hired Harley Haskett as the new creative director for both brands.

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Posted March 3, 2017

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has named two new company-direct territory managers in California.

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Posted March 1, 2017

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has hired Jonathan Reese as its new director of global marketing. He joins Reynolds from outside the cycling industry, having spent the last five years as senior director of digital marketing at ADP.

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Posted March 1, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — FSA has hired Mark Vandermolen at its headquarters in Taiwan to work in Asia product strategy and planning as well as marketing and sales for the region.

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Posted March 1, 2017

WILTON, Conn. (BRIAN) — Cycling Sports Group, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired Justin McCarthy as manager of public relations for North America. McCarthy previously handled media relations in the fitness and outdoor segments at Garmin International.

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Posted February 28, 2017



MALLABIA, Spain (BRAIN) — Mariano Gon has joined Orbea as American sales director, effective Wednesday, March 1.

Gon has more than 20 years of experience working in the Spanish and U.S. bicycle markets. He was most recently director of global sales at Santa Cruz Bicycles.

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Posted February 21, 2017

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has promoted Jody Stoddard to tnational sales manager, effectively immediately.

Stoddard worked previously as Vittoria's North American OEM sales manager.

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Posted February 16, 2017
UPDATED with memorial information

BOISE, Idaho (BRAIN) — Bill Christensen, a former product manager for Answer Products, Shimano and Santa Cruz and a former writer for Mountain Bike magazine, died Sunday at 39.

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Posted February 15, 2017

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes has hired veteran bicycle engineer Michael A. Fritz as the brand's director of engineering. Fritz will oversee all aspects of Pedego electric bike engineering, technology and product development as well as customer support, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted February 15, 2017

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX International has appointed Scott Macwilliam as its director of global sales and marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted February 9, 2017
The changes include transitions for a father-daughter pair.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has announced a promotion to its sales department, a transition to its quality assurance department, and the hiring of two new demo tour contractors.

Two of the transitions involve the father-daughter pair of Melissa Maresca and James Maresca.

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Posted February 9, 2017

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group N.V. said longtime chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors, René Takens, will step down April 25 at the general meeting of shareholders. The decision was taken my “mutual consent,” according to a press release issued by the company.

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Posted February 2, 2017

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mission Sports Group is now working with Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member and Olympian, Ruthie Matthes.

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