CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) – Patrick Brady, the publisher of RedKitePrayer.com, will be the chief judge at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which opens here on March 14.
JACKSON, Wyo. (BRAIN) — PR firm Verde Brand Communications has created an action sports and lifestyle division, which is being led by Verde's Keith Cozzens.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Assos has hired Beth Leibo as its central territory manager, the company announced this week. Leibo will manage sales and retailer support in 14 states in the middle of the U.S., from the Dakotas south to Louisiana.
CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies, the manufacturer of NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrains, has hired Rick Soberanis as its "chief accelerator of sales and business development" for bike North America. Soberanis started working with Fallbrook's NuVinci bicycle division on Feb. 2.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Dave Maurer as its central region sales manager, the company said. Maurer, who until recently was the central region sales manager for Trek, will start with Giant on Feb. 17.
AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX International has hired Ken Fagut as U.S. sales manager. Fagut comes to BionX with 30 years of industry management experience.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America Inc. has hired Henry Horrocks as its product and marketing manager.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth has left Marin Bikes, where he was vice president of product development, to start an industry design, development and sourcing company called Darkline Design.
Faircloth started at Marin in 2003.
PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Bicycle Times’ founding editor, Karen Brooks, has left the magazine after nearly 10 years with parent company Rotating Mass Media. Her last day was Monday.
VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Skip Hess’ sudden departure from Electra last week, sales and marketing vice president Kevin Cox has been promoted to company president effective immediately.
OREM, Utah (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and 16-year industry veteran Nat Ross has joined Lizard Skins as international sales executive.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 200 to 250 cyclists and Southern California industry representatives turned out early Wednesday for a memorial ride and ceremony to honor Joseph Robinson, a local bike shop employee who was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a morning ride Sunday. He was 21.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Charlie Cooper, former president of research firm Leisure Trends Group, joins the senior management team at PeopleForBikes this week as vice president of membership and development.
VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Twenty-five days after Trek announced its purchase of Electra, Skip Hess, who led the brand’s development for almost five years, stepped down Friday telling Electra’s staff his decision to leave is effective immediately.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Car rack manufacturer RockyMounts has hired Simon Hall in its engineering department.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery recently left online retailer Backcountry.com where he was director of brand marketing.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired three people to fill vacancies in its sales department, and promoted one employee in quality assurance.
Eric Woods of Denver has been hired as regional sales manager for the Southwest.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Athletes, volunteers and sponsors were honored at the 2013 National Interscholastic Cycling Association Awards, held this weekend in Berkeley.
FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has appointed Reid Swanson as its senior director of sales. Reid joined Osmo after spending the last 4 years at GU Energy Labs where he held various sales leadership positions, including director of sales.
MUNICH (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has elected Frank A. Dassler as its new president. Dassler is the general counsel of the Adidas Group and a descendent of Adidas and Puma founders Adolf and Rudolf Dassler; his father, Armin Dassler, served as WFSGI's president from 1986-1989.