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Posted September 10, 2013

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.

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Posted September 10, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Swobo has hired Kevin Murphy as director of sales and marketing.

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Posted September 9, 2013

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.

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Posted September 4, 2013

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.

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Posted September 4, 2013

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.

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Posted September 4, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Matt Simpson is stepping down as president of Alchemy Bicycle, a custom framebuilder.

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Posted September 3, 2013
Stefan Barden, Wiggle's new CEO

PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Online UK bike retailer Wiggle announced that Stefan Barden will succeed Humphrey Cobbold as chief executive of the company.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet
Posted September 3, 2013

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.

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Posted August 26, 2013

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.

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Posted August 26, 2013

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. 

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Posted August 25, 2013
Megan Tompkins

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. 

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Posted August 23, 2013

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Josh Poertner is leaving SRAM to pursue other business opportunities, the company announced Thursday.

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Posted August 23, 2013

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.

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Posted August 21, 2013

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.

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Posted August 20, 2013

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.

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Posted August 19, 2013

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.

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Posted August 16, 2013

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.

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Posted August 14, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC has promoted former rep Dan Delehanty to national sales manager in the U.S.

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Posted August 14, 2013

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — DirtBaggies, a Southern California brand of bib shorts for mountain bikers, has added several independent sales reps and agencies in Oregon, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. 

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Posted August 13, 2013
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) — Smith Optics has appointed Mallory Burda as the brand's new  endurance promotions manager. In her new role, effective immediately, Burda will oversee the growth of eyewear and accessories among the cycling, triathlon and running divisions for the brand.
 
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