ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has added Mercedes Ross from Merchandising Werxs as an adjunct professor for the March session of its Mann University retail education program.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC has plucked Robb Wolf from its independent sales rep force and named him North American bike sales manager.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has hired industry veteran Karl Wiedemann as the company's new director of marketing and communications. Wiedemann was most recently the communications and sponsorship manager for Thule.
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan’s NoTubes has named Chris Currie creative director. An industry veteran, Currie has experience in Web development, marketing, sales management, graphic design, business development and customer service.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has added Josh Parris to its Outside Technical Service Team for Magura and Bosch eBike Systems. Magura USA is the U.S. service partner for Bosch eBike Systems.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and life-long cyclist Beverly Barr has recently retired after helping to shepherd Pivot Cycles' credit and collections department through the company's first seven years of business.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has promoted Adam Ingrao to the position of vice president of key accounts. Ingrao will be responsible for product assortment, sales and marketing across the sporting goods channel in North America.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Chad Moore, the current marketing director for Mavic in North America, will relocate to Mavic's headquarters in Annecy, France, in June to take on the role of global brand manager. Moore, currently based in Colorado, will also lead global sports marketing efforts for the brand.
COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has hired Tad Hylkema as customer experience manager. Hylkema will lead a team of customer service representatives and focus on refining Borah's custom experience.
HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group N.V., parent of SBS, Raleigh, Diamondback, Currie and Redline in the U.S. and a slew of European brands, will appoint Jeroen Both to its board of directors as chief supply chain officer. He will be responsible for purchasing, planning and logistics.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has hired Erik Joule as chief marketing and commerce officer, reporting to co-founder and CEO Mark Gainey.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired the executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry to assist in the search for a new CEO to succeed Steve Johnson, who announced last month that he will step down from his post this fall.
BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fixie brand Pure Fix Cycles has appointed industry veteran Rob Kozich international sales manager. The hiring follows the opening of Pure Fix’s European corporate office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in August 2014.
KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles has hired Frank Aldorf as global chief brand officer, a new role created to support its growing global consumer base. The German consumer-direct brand said it’s experienced fast-paced expansion, especially in Europe.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association honored 16 and organizations in 11 categories at its 2014 NICA Awards ceremony held Saturday at Clif Bar’s headquarters in the Bay Area.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Former time trialist and coach Colby Pearce has joined the SRM sales and marketing staff at the German power meter company’s U.S. offices in Colorado Springs.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Howard Hawkins, 82, unexpectedly died of cardiac arrest in a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital Monday.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BST Nano Carbon, which acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles in September, has hired industry veteran Tony Karklins as general manager of the BST Bikes division, which houses both Ellsworth and the new Synergy Nano component brand.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — David Abeles has left Competitor Group Inc., where he had been president and CEO since last March. San Diego-based CGI owns Velo and Triathlete magazines and other endurance sports media properties and events. It has not announced plans to replace Abeles.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Independent Fabrication co-founder Mike Flanigan — who spent the past 12 years running his own fabrication shop, Alternative Needs Transportation — has joined custom bike maker Seven Cycles as a welder and bike builder.