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Posted February 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The growing UK nutrition brand Science in Sport has hired a general manager for North American growth and development.

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Posted February 2, 2017

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.

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Posted February 2, 2017

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.

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Posted February 1, 2017

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.

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Posted January 30, 2017

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.

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Posted January 27, 2017

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.

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Posted January 23, 2017

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.

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Posted January 19, 2017

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.

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Posted January 18, 2017
Fred Clements at the IBD Summit on Wednesday

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.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People / IBD Summit
Posted January 18, 2017

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.

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Posted January 16, 2017

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.

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Posted January 9, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. (BRAIN) — Compass Diversified Holdings has appointed outdoor industry veteran Sally McCoy to its board of directors, effective Jan. 6.

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Posted January 6, 2017

BOSTON, Mass. (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America has hired Bob Gagen as its rep in the Midwest, including Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted January 5, 2017

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.

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Posted January 5, 2017
Olson is stepping down as chief marketing officer at Specialized this month. Chrome will move from San Francisco to Portland this spring.

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. 

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Posted January 4, 2017

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (BRAIN) — Conte's Bicycle Group LLC has promoted Mike Cox to store manager of the company's Falls Church location. 

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted January 4, 2017

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.

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Posted January 3, 2017
Peloton's editor at large was given the AIJC's Outstanding Achievement in the field of Cycling Journalism Award.

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.

Posted in International Tagged People / Media/Publishing / Racing & Sponsorship / Awards
Posted January 3, 2017

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.

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Posted December 28, 2016

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.

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