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.
HONG KONG (BRAIN) — Vittoria Group has appointed Michael Marx as its new senior executive manager and member of its executive management team.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has hired Nico Zimmerman as its general counsel. He will be responsible for overseeing all legal affairs of the global business and its range of brands, including Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, Fabric and SUGOI.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ira Becker, who until recently was the president of Consumer Review — the publisher of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com, has joined BicycleBlueBike.com as its president.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing has hired Dorothy Nichols as brand & supplier relations director in the company's Boulder office.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — CatEye America has promoted Bob Daniels to executive vice president and JJ Rudman to national sales manager. Both will take on their new roles on Sept. 1.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has hired Patrick Baldwin as a regional sales manager. The company also has hired the outside sales rep force, Southeast Sports, and announced that it will repeat its Golden Ticket promotion at Interbike, awarding one lucky dealer with $5,000 in Serfas product,
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Ivan Harms has joined Loaded Precision Components and will oversee brand strategy and operations for the mountain bike component maker.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Todd Grant will join the National Bicycle Dealers Association as its new executive director on Sept. 1.
FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Deb Hubsmith, the longtime leader of the Safe Routes to School movement in the U.S., passed away Tuesday after a nearly two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 46.