SAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Junzo Kawai has died at age 94. Kawai, former president of Suntour, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Start-up brand communications agency ModCraft has hired Rob Vermillion. Vermillion will manage client accounts, implement strategic brand activation, lead clients' elite athlete and influencer portfolio and facilitate social media platforms.
ROANOKE, Va. (BRAIN) — Starlight Custom Cycling Apparel has hired Scottie Weiss to work with graphic design, media, and product development.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — BH Bikes USA has made several additions to its sales team as the U.S. subsidiary of the Spanish company transitions from its former distribution model.
BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Easton Cycling has hired Graham Tutti as its new North American sales manager and Craig Richey as marketing manager.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — NiteRider Technical Lighting has promoted Robin Jacoway to executive vice president and hired Jim Boisdenghien as vice president of sales.
Jacoway, formerly the company's director of sales and marketing, will continue to steer the brand's marketing efforts, the company said.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Brad Edwards and Aaron Brown have joined the Giant USA sales team as Account Executives.
SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — After representing Sidi cycling products for 10 years, through a few distribution changes, Matthew Ryan has resigned as the national sales manager for Sidi's current distributor, Ciclista America, effective June 27.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Action sport clothing brand Fox Head, Inc. has appointed Michael Millenacker as its general manager for the U.S., the company announced Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder Vanilla Workshop has hired Patrick Gillham as production manager.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Timothy Johnson and James Yao have each joined Giant Bicycle USA as retail services executives. The pair will work on the Giant Retail Partnership program with the brand's retailers.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. has named former Microsoft executive Tony Bates as president. Bates is the former CEO of Skype, which Microsoft acquired in 2011.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Todd Schmidt is joining SRAM's Road Marketing Communication team as a brand manager for SRAM and Quarq, the company announced this week.
VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Christopher Klibowitz is joining H3 Publications' Road magazine as an editor, the publisher announced this week.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye has added Premier Cycling Group as its new sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Marketing communications company SOAR Communications has hired Ian Connor as an account executive.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Guru Cycles has added Aaron Allen as an independent sales representative. Allen will work with Josh Novis to represent the brand in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Honey Stinger has made two additions to its sales team. Jerard Whitehead will assume the role of grocery category manager and Shannon Lane has taken on a new role within Honey Stinger as a key account manager for sports and outdoor categories.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Future plc has agreed to sell its Sport and Craft titles, including its cycling magazines and cycling websites, to Immediate Media Company for £24 million ($40.1 million), the company announced early Thursday.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — JJ Rudman is returning to CatEye America as the new key account manager. Rudman, a former CatEye employee, was most recently a retail analyst with Leisure Trends, where he focused on industry POS analysis and reporting.