LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Lifestyle brand Pure Fix Cycles has hired Mike Russell as its new sales director. Russell was most recently director of sales at Mirraco Bicycle Co., where over the course of eight years he helped build the BMX brand’s U.S. dealer base from scratch up to 1,100 retailers.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Feedback Sports has promoted two internal sales staffers to regional sales manager positions, with Sammy Rutherford overseeing the Eastern U.S. and Tim Allen managing the West.
PITTSBURGH, Penn. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, has named Gary J. Boulanger the new editor of Bicycle Times, effective immediately.
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (BRAIN) — Fatback Bikes has hired mountain bike racer and industry vet John "Fuzzy" Mylne as brand manager.
"Fuzzy brings years of racing, riding, and industry expertise to the table," said Fatback owner and designer Greg Matyas. Mylne most recently worked for Niner Bikes.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv/giant has hired Amanda Schaper as its global product marketing specialist. Schaper will work with Liv/giant's global marketing and product development teams on product strategies, positioning, messaging and launch plans for Liv/giant bikes and gear.
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Don Van Cleave, better known to many as "Bicycle Don," died Sunday at age 56 of bladder cancer.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Greg Blackwell, who took over as president of Seattle Bicycle Supply last year after the retirement of longtime leader Chuck Hooper, is leaving the Accell North America-owned distributor due to a reorganization, Accell N.A.'s Steve Meineke told employees Monday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Catrike, a fast growing manufacturer of high performance recumbent tricycles, is consulting with former Serotta CEO Bill Watkins as the company contemplates its growth strategy.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — John Cheever, an engineering leader at SRAM since soon after the company's founding, has died at age 50 after a three-year battle with brain cancer, the company announced Wednesday.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has named David Abeles as its new CEO, Barrett Garrison as CFO and Keith Kendrick as Chief Marketing Officer.
DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery, formerly of Backcountry.com and Scott USA, is joining Colorado-based PR and marketing agency Verde Brand Communications. Montgomery will head up Verde's bike division.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Industry vet Tim Jackson has left Focus Bicycles, where he was North American marketing manager.
"It wasn’t my decision to leave, though I understand the reasoning behind the decision made by others," he said.
ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina USA has hired Terry Duran as national sales manager, effective immediately.
St. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Spanish sports technology company BKOOL.com has hired longtime bike industry veteran Craig Harrison as its first U.S. brand manager.
FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) – Cane Creek Cycling Components announced two new hires on Monday: senior design engineer Jim Rathbun and marketing coordinator Joel Burgess.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has promoted Nic Sims from U.S. bike marketing manager to US marketing director across all divisions, including Scott's bike, wintersports, moto and running categories.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Tern Bicycles founder Josh Hon has been selected as an expert for a panel discussion on urban transportation at next month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) – Australian parts and accessories maker JetBlack Cycling has promoted its U.S. brand director, Mike Ely, to international sales director. Ely joined JetBlack last spring — to lead an expansion of the brand’s U.S.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM announced two changes in its management staff. Former category manager Charles Becker is now business and industry strategist, and Ron Ritzler, former category manager for mountain bike drivetrain, is now category manager for road and triathlon in addition to mountain.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Australian bike accessory brand JetBlack has promoted Mike Ely from U.S. brand director to international sales director.