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.
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.
AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX International has appointed Scott Macwilliam as its director of global sales and marketing.
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.
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.
CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Mission Sports Group is now working with Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member and Olympian, Ruthie Matthes.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The growing UK nutrition brand Science in Sport has hired a general manager for North American growth and development.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Hollywood Racks has brought on Jen Dickson as its new sales manager for U.S. customers.
For the past nine years Dickson was the inside sales manager for KHS Bicycles. She has more than 18 years of industry experience working as a sales rep, mechanic, IBD buyer and manager.
GRANCIA, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Ritchey International has brought Jeff Lockwood on board as marketing manager in Europe. Lockwood will be responsible for all aspects of marketing, branding and communications for Ritchey International.
NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G. Joannou Cycles has hired industry veteran Chris Budich to manage its U.S. business development for its Jamis and Nirve Bicycles brands. In his new role, Budich will be responsible for managing the company's IBD network with an emphasis on developing and servicing U.S.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Brent Wegscheid is leaving Abus at the end of January to pursue other opportunities in Colorado. The company announced that Wegscheid will be replaced by Dan Rocha as Midwest sales manager. Rocha has previously worked at SRAM and Colnago USA.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has hired Jeremiah Jackson as its new director of sales. Jackson is a former sales manager at Honey Stinger and sales director for Sweetwood Cattle Company.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Mike Wilson, Americas brand manager for Amer Sports-owned Mavic, and Mavic community marketing manager Mark Niemiec have left the company to pursue other interests.
MISSOULA, Mt. (BRAIN) — Greg Siple, Adventure Cycling Association’s co-founder and art director of 40 years, will retire on Jan. 29. Siple, who will turn 71 on that day, will retain his role as art director in emeritus status.
TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is in the midst of a significant restructuring. The association’s board of directors has eliminated the vice president position held by Fred Clements and plans to set up a new office in the Boulder, Colorado, area.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — ABUS has hired two additional sales managers and promoted Phil Marmet from East Coast sales manager to North American key accounts and sales manager.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Cory Sutela has joined ACT Lab to oversee engineering for the third-party testing lab group. Sutela has PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University (UK) and brings over 15 years of bicycle testing experience to the ACT team.
WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings has appointed outdoor industry veteran Sally McCoy to its board of directors, effective Jan. 6.
BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has hired Bob Gagen as its rep in the Midwest, including Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.
SEATTLE, Wash. (BRAIN) — Forbes Magazine has named the three co-founders of the Seattle-based electric bike company Rad Power Bikes to its Forbes 30 Under 30 listing in the Manufacturing & Industry category.