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.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Clif Bar CrossVegas has retained Ellen Butler to manage sales and marketing efforts as the event prepares for its eight edition, Sept. 10.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired four new sales reps in territories across the U.S. Matthew McClendon takes on the region of East Ohio, West Pennsylvania and Michigan.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Torcano Industries has hired two new outside reps for Southern California — Dennis Barrett and Sean Kneale of Evolution Sports Marketing.
Barrett will cover Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, while Kneale will cover Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.
KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Smith Optics has announced several new hires and staff promotions as the summer season approaches.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Chris Speyer, currently serving as COO of Accell North America (ANA), has been promoted to CEO, effective immediately.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jackson Lynch has joined Pure Fix Cycles in the newly created position of director of marketing and brand strategy.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Robert Priest, director of OE sales and dealer marketing for SRAM Europe, will leave the company in early June. In an announcement about his departure, SRAM said Priest made the decision to leave to focus on treatment for a declining kidney condition.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (BRAIN) — Former Orbea USA general manager Tony Karklins, who operated an IBD for almost two decades before founding the Spanish bike brand’s U.S. office in 2001, is returning to retail, joining Florida-based chain BikeStreet USA as executive vice president of merchandising and business development.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Crossbikereview.com has added two new contributors to its site.
The first is Joe Pinzone, who is an architect, father and cyclocross expert. Pinzone has already contributed several articles to the site, including a shoe review and an article on kids' cyclocross bikes.
SEYMOUR, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thule has hired Dan Connors as a lead engineer, the company announced Friday. Connors joins Thule from Cannondale where he spent 20 years designing bicycle frames, cranks and other components.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle Ltd., the online sports retailer, has appointed Giles David as chief financial officer, effective June 1.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A major shake-up in staffing at Accell North America has resulted in a variety of layoffs, new hires and promotions that affects the company's key bicycle brands as well as Seattle Bike Supply, a longtime distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has promoted Ben Luster, formerly a regional sales manager, to the newly created role of brand manager.
MONROVIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Charles "Chuck" Stephens, the founder of the BMX brand ACS, died Friday at his home.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Keith "KK" Ketterer, who has been an inside sales rep at Giant USA for more than a dozen years, is hitting the road as a Giant account executive, the company said Monday.