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Posted November 30, 2016

MT. KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles has appointed Tom Van Cauwenberghe as its new CEO as the brand's parent company and board continue to execute a multi-year plan to make it profitable. 

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 30, 2016

DALLAS (BRAIN) — Zevlin, a Dallas-based manufacturer of custom and non-custom handlebar tape, as well as cycling skincare productshas hired industry veteran Tim Jackson to provide PR and marketing support.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 29, 2016

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Praxis Works has appointed Antoine Berte to the newly created position of European sales and marketing director. The company said the creation of the position was in response to increasing global demand for Praxis' line of cranksets, chainrings, wheels and bottom brackets.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 23, 2016

BEND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Knight Composites has hired Tyler Robertson as its director of sales and marketing. Robertson will direct sales team expansion, as well as head up global marketing initiatives for the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — George Eubanks has been appointed the CEO of the San Francisco-based Public bike brand. Eubanks succeeds founder Rob Forbes, who is stepping aside from his CEO role and will remain active as chairman of the board of Public.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 10, 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany (BRAIN) — COBI, the Germany-based brand offering a connected bike system for the aftermarket and OE markets, has hired its first U.S. sales manager, Dan Jeffris.

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Posted November 9, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association's board of directors has elected Dave Wiens as its new chairman at the IMBA World Summit being held here this week. Previous board chairman Robert Winston served as chair for six years.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 1, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Keen Footwear has hired industry veteran Casey Sheahan as its next president. Sheahan succeeds outgoing president Steve Meineke, who will retire in mid-November and remain a Keen Advisory Council member.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 17, 2016
Rittschof leaving company; Schroeder, Guzik and Immel promoted.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group announced that it is appointing Henning Schroeder as global vice president product for CSG and Brian Immel to global vice president of marketing, CSG.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 17, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has promoted Tom Jackson to national sales manager, IBD. Jackson has been with Marin since 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 14, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Ruckus Composites has hired two new employees due to steady sales growth. The company, which focuses on repair of carbon fiber bikes, now has six employees. This month they filled two positions, one for marketing and one for production/repair.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 5, 2016
Updated with funeral mass details.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (BRAIN) — Retailer George Garner, Sr., who owned and operated several stores in California and the Chicagoland area, passed away Sunday, October 2. He was 93. Garner had a huge influence on the way retailers around the country operated their bike shops in the 20th century.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted September 28, 2016

JUPITER, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocomp LLC has hired Phillip Lucas as its vice president of global sales and marketing.

Velocomp manufactures PowerPod power meters and the Newton Power Cycling Computer. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 27, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BikeExchange.com has hired David McRobie as its VP of sales and business development in the U.S.

McRobie has a decade of experience in the cycling, running, outdoor, and health industries.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted September 26, 2016

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has hired Marty Caivano, formerly with IMBA, to help expand its event and technical support program. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 26, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA has hired David Votava to managing director for North America. Votava follows the three-year tenure of Chris McLaren, who is leaving BMC to become BicycleBlueBook's chief sales officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 23, 2016

MILWAUKEE (BRAIN) — In recognition of his contributions to his native state, the governor of Wisconsin is proclaiming Sunday, Sept. 25, as Chris Kegel Day throughout the state. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted September 22, 2016

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — At the beginning of September Brad Accettella joined Eddy Merckx Cycles USA, as its new director.

Phillip Lucas, the previous director, will stay connected to the company as an independent consultant.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 15, 2016

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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Posted September 14, 2016

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.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps

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