BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Burton on Friday announced a new U.S. sales structure and the role for Elysa Walk, who announced earlier this week that she was stepping down as general manager at Giant to join the Vermont snowboard company.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (BRAIN) — Spanish helmet brand Catlike has hired Sean Kneale as its North American brand manager, effective Nov. 1.
“With over 15 years of experience as an outside rep, Sean will use that knowledge to build the Catlike brand in North America,” the company said in a statement.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has hired Kate Powlison as its new road brand manager. Powlison, currently a senior marketing and communications manager at PeopleForBikes, will start at SRAM in Chicago on Nov. 2.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elysa Walk is leaving Giant Bicycle, where she has worked for 11 years and been general manager for seven years, to take a position at Burton Snowboards in Vermont next month.
Walk announced the decision to Giant retailers in a letter emailed Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BRAIN) — Protective gear company G-Form has hired Michael DeLeon as VP of global marketing.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots will donate 100 percent of proceeds from sales of its Ti Stick cowbells to mountain bike pioneer Charlie Cunningham, who was injured in a bike accident in August and is hospitalized recovering from brain surgery.
Doty, the executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, will replace the League's longtime director Andy Clarke, who resigned in July.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Scott Montgomery has left Club Ride Apparel, where he has been CEO for three and a half years. Club Ride founder Mike Herlinger will take the reins as interim CEO, the company announced.
HERTOGENBOSCH, the Netherlands (BRAIN) — Carbon wheel and component manufacturer Edco Engineering has hired Clayton Goldsmith as their international sales manager.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Intense Cycles has hired independent sales rep Dean Kuzara to cover the Pacific Northwest, including Washington state, Oregon, Montana and Alaska.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB has hired Clayton Wangbichler as media and public relations content editor. Wangbichler comes to WTB from Mountain Bike Action magazine, where he served as assistant editor.
FORCHHEIM, Germany (BRAIN) — YT Industries has hired Duncan McCann as international business manager.
￼PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dirt Rag's art director for the last seven years, Matt Kasprzyk, is moving on to a new career at Scott Sports. Kasprzyk's vacancy will be filled by longtime Bicycle Times art director, Stephen Haynes.
Dirt Rag's Issue #188 will be Kasprzyk's last with the magazine.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has named Jeff Spotts its new director of operations for North America. Spotts will be responsible for warehousing and logistics in North America.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Mike Ely is returning to NiteRider, where he has been appointed VP of sales and marketing.
Ely has spent the last 2 ½ years as international sales director for JetBlack Cycling.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media has hired Katherine Fuller to be the new online editor for Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines. Fuller replaces Adam Newman, who was named editor-and-chief of Bicycle Times in July.
OREM, Utah (BRAIN) — Lizard Skins has hired John Mun as the company’s new lead designer and developer for soft goods and accessories.
DUXBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has appointed bike industry veteran Jeffrey Cavicchi to lead the company’s U.S. sales efforts for the bike category. Cavicchi will oversee distribution strategy and the brand’s U.S. sales force across all product categories including head protection and apparel.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has appointed Russell Merry as senior vice president and general manager of North America and the U.K. for Cycling Sports Group.
TORRANCE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Radial Sports, the exclusive distributor of FFWD 'Fast Forward' Wheels, has appointed Ty Daugherty its director of sales.