SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Slate Olson, who announced last week that he would step down as chief marketing officer at Specialized, will become the new president of Chrome Industries. Chrome also announced it was moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland in April.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (BRAIN) — Conte's Bicycle Group LLC has promoted Mike Cox to store manager of the company's Falls Church location.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tom Barney, the former CEO of Osprey Packs, has been appointed chief operating officer at Verde Brand Communications. Verde is branching out by launching a new venture, Verde Strategy, a strategic solutions consulting practice.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Veteran cycling journalist John Wilcockson, the editor at large of Peloton Magazine, was recently recognized by the International Association of Cycling Journalists with the Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Cycling Journalism Award.
FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Holly Colson has left Cane Creek Cycling Components, where she had been vice president of marketing. Colson has started her own marketing consulting firm, called Facets Marketing.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson is leaving Specialized, where he has been chief marketing officer since early 2015. He is being replaced by long time Specialized employee Mark Cote, an engineer who has led Specialized's Advanced Concepts department.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has announced its first outside sales reps, Tiffanie McKenzie and Tom Roth, who will work with retailers in the South- and Northeastern U.S., respectively. They report to Rod Judd, RockyMount's sales director.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Recently retired pro road racer Jon Hornbeck is the new editor of Hi-Torque Publication's Road Bike Action magazine.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing announced some historic management changes following a board of directors meeting Friday. Company founder King Liu is retiring as the company's chairman and Tony Lo is retiring as CEO.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — Orbea has promoted Jordan Hukee to be the brand's USA marketing manager.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle USA has recently added four new staffers in retail support roles.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has promoted Fred Dreier to editor-in-chief of VeloNews, effective immediately. Dreier replaces John Bradley, who announced last week that he was stepping down as editor of VeloNews and as CGI's senior vice president of media.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — John Bradley is leaving Competitor Group Inc., where he is editor in chief of VeloNews and senior vice president of media for all CGI's titles. He is leaving to join a tech start-up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.