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Posted June 18, 2013

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN) — Thule has hired Chris Peck to become the company's new vice president of product development. Peck was most recently global vice president of R&D at Dorel's Cycling Sports Group.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 18, 2013

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — The European Two-Wheeler Parts and Accessories Industry Association (COLIPED) recently elected a new president and vice president at its general assembly. Jan Willem ten Dam, CEO of Ryde International, assumes the role of president and Erhard Büchel is now vice president. 

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted June 18, 2013

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — James Moore, owner of Moore’s Bike Shop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the new president of the board of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted June 17, 2013
Jet Lites owners Mike Henderson, left, and Jim Scripps take a bridge break near Downieville, California

RENO, NV (BRAIN) — Light maker Jet Lites has been purchased by Mike Henderson and Jim Scripps.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted June 17, 2013
Hillary Benjamin

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Rapha has hired Hillary Benjamin to become the London-based company's head of North American marketing and sales. Benjamin is a former vice president of marketing for Dorel Industries' Cycle Sports Group. She is also a former senior director of marketing for Equinox Fitness Clubs.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 17, 2013

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has promoted Luke Musselman to OE sales manager for the Americas, the company announced Monday. Musselman, who has been with Hayes for three years, was previously global manager for aftermarket sales and OE sales manager for Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 14, 2013

CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — The BMX Hall of Fame will induct five members at a ceremony September 28 at the Olympic Training Center. This year's inductees are in the categories of Pioneer Racer, Racer, Industry, Freestyler and Woman.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Awards
Posted June 11, 2013
Mike Abrams

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Mike Abrams is joining Giant USA as East Region sales manager, the company announced Tuesday. Abrams was previously the Eastern Region sales manager for Jamis and prior to that was with Specialized for about a decade.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 11, 2013
Sandy Emanuel and Steve Hawley

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — Hawley's longtime product manager, Sandy Emanuel, is retiring Wednesday after 19 years with the company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2013

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Capo Cycling Apparel has named industry veteran Jay Thomas vice president of sales. Thomas joins the clothing brand from Midwest Cycling, a chain of six Trek concept stores he co-founded in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. He starts with Capo on July 1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 10, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Descente North America has hired several independent sales reps to represent its cycling division in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 5, 2013

HALIFAX, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Sim Mainey has joined Orange Mountain Bikes as graphics and marketing manager. He comes to the bike brand from U.K. consumer magazine Singletrack, where he served as art director for eight years.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted June 5, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — A 13-year industry veteran, Nora Lohrenz has been promoted to the newly created position of bike sales manager for apparel maker Craft North America. Craft established the new post to better differentiate between efforts for its bike and run businesses, the company said in a release.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted June 3, 2013
Mike Abbott

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Outdoor footwear brand Keen has brought Mike Abbott on board as its president. Abbott assumes the new job July 8.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 31, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has hired some new faces and promoted some current employees in its Bell/Blackburn business unit.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 30, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing has promoted Technical Support Manager Jon Jeffress to the newly created position of Senior Technical Specialist. Tech Specialist Paul Ribich was also promoted to fill Jeffress’ former position. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 29, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The cycling industry marketing services company founded by Jasen Thorpe two years ago has a new name, a new website and a new employee.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 22, 2013

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — Dorothy Nichols has joined women’s bike apparel brand Shebeest as its national sales manager, heading up sales in the IBD and specialty sporting goods channels. Nichols, who will be based out of Denver, Colorado, will begin the new role June 3.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Michael D. Angel, chief financial officer of eyewear company Spy Inc., is resigning to move back to the Bay Area after two years with the San Diego County-based company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 17, 2013

GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer and cycling enthusiast George Vettor passed away last week. He was 77.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People

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