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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has added to its inside sales team, hiring Tracey Bueno as territory manager for the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies and promoting Matt Buzenes to Midwest territory manager.
FOXBORO, Mass. (BRAIN) — Delta Cycle, Inc. has hired F. Chris Nelson as the brand's first sales director.
Nelson is a 30-year veteran of the run and bike industries, having worked for Penguin Brands, Nathan, Reebok, Mizuno, Ronhill, Jogalite, and Dr. Scholl's in the past.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After 12 years at the helm, Mike Van Abel has resigned as the organization's executive director, effective Friday. The organization's board is working to select a permanent replacement for the position.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has announced that Allison Coughlin will become its president, effective Wednesday. Coughlin has three years of experience at the company, most recently as its sales and marketing manager.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —Pedego plans to accelerate its growth on the East Coast with the appointment of dealer development specialist Ryan Maccione.
NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity has hired Sean "Griz" McClendon as the brand's North American sales and grass-roots team manager.
McClendon has background as a professional rider and headed the bike division for Maxima Lubricants before resigning from that company at the end of July.
ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN) — NuVinci Cycling, a division of Fallbrook Technologies Inc. has hired Anne Guethoff as its new director of marketing.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Michael Golinski, the founder of Spot Brand and former general manager of Planet X USA, to head up Pivot's international operations.
FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc., has promoted Jessica Klodnicki and Greg Shapleigh to new roles within its Outdoor Products segment.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM veterans Sander Rigney and Ron Ritzler have each joined the company's senior management team in vice president roles.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products said it’s filling four key sales positions. The distributor said it’s an investment in specialty retail, with more dedicated resources to accommodate its Dealer’s Choice program and to help dealers thrive.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets and Blackburn is adding three people to product and marketing. The new hires will assist with the introduction of several new products and carry forward consumer marketing programs such as Bell Built, Joy Ride and Blackburn Ranger programs.
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bravo Sports Corp. has hired Jeff Balaban, Kyle Brookey and Dave Davenport as it expands its product and sales management team.
Bravo Sports owns several brands in the action sports and outdoor/lifestyle segments including Pro-Tec, SixSixOne and One Industries.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has formed the “Cycling Anticipation Group” made up of its two cycling brands, Enve and Mavic, and named Matt Robertson to lead the initiative. Robertson previously guided the development and direction of Shimano’s mountain bike product line.