GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN) — Jason ‘Jay’ Filer, owner and lead instructor of Canada’s only bicycle mechanic certification school, has died. Even though Filer had been fighting a two-year battle with cancer of the esophagus, he passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He was 43.
JACKSONVILLE, FL (BRAIN) —Athletic recovery brand 110% has hired Austin Chow as president.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima Products has hired two new sales directors.
Justin Manthe has been named director of sales, West, and Ben Tindall is director of sales, East. BEach report to Jason McGibbon, the senior director of sales for North America.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo has hired Kevin Murphy as director of sales and marketing.
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN) — 2006 Tour de France champion Oscar Pereiro will attend the Interbike Expo next week, meeting attendees at the Pinarello booth. Pereiro also will ride the Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo Pinarello on the Saturday following the show.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN) — Highway Two announced that it has added muscle in its management and operations, recently hiring a supply chain analyst, a controller and a sales director.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Debra Healy Deem, wife of Cycle Werks owner Paul Deem, died from injuries sustained in a collision with a minivan last month. She was 58.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Matt Simpson is stepping down as president of Alchemy Bicycle, a custom framebuilder.
PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.
STOWE, VT (BRAIN) — Jack Nash, a veteran of the industry with more than 40 years of experience in the bike business, died Saturday from an apparent heart attack suffered during a ride in his home state of Vermont. He was 67.
STOCKTON SPRINGS, ME (BRAIN) — Sidney Kuropchak, president of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, passed away in her sleep over the weekend. Kuropchak had battled cancer over the past year.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond LLC has appointed industry veteran Bryan Melton as its director of sales and marketing.
Melton was most recently sales manager for Felt Bicycles where he has been for six years. He spent six years in sales and marketing at Giant Bicycles prior to joining Felt.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Megan Tompkins, a former Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editor, has been named the magazine’s publisher. Tompkins is only the fourth person to lead the 22-year-old publication.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Josh Poertner is leaving SRAM to pursue other business opportunities, the company announced Thursday.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company has hired the Endorphin Group sales agency to represent its line of hydration products to bike, run and outdoor specialty retailers in the Rocky Mountain region.
ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN) — Cycle Group Inc. has hired Colin Esquibel as engineering product developer. He will help expand CGI’s product design, development and manufacturing capabilities.
SANDY, UT (BRAIN) — Todd Tanner is joining wheelmaker Reynolds Cycling as a product manager, the company announced Tuesday.
Tanner, a former pro downhiller with 20 years' experience in the bike industry, reports to Reynolds general manager Jimi Paulsen.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Due to its sales growth, German lock maker Abus says it’s hired three people at the company’s Chicago headquarters that begin their new roles this week and next.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has added to the marketing and product teams of its Bell and Blackburn divisions with new hires and an internal promotion.