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Posted September 26, 2013

VALENCIA, VA (BRAIN) — Hi-Torque Publications has hired Kirk “KB” Bausch as advertising manager for all eight Hi-Torque titles, including its titles in the cycling and motorcycle fields.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted September 25, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has named Laura O'Meara its new national sales manager for IBDs.

O'Meara most recently served as Powerbar's NorCal Nutrition Tech Rep. She also is a four-time IronMan finisher, and recently claimed the top amateur podium at the Leadville 100 MTB.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 23, 2013
Gene Smith with a banner signed at Interbike by Cohen's friends

Industry figure Howie Cohen was remembered at a service in Erie, Colo., Saturday, where family and friends laughed and cried as stories of Cohen's generosity, enthusiasm and loving spirit were shared.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted September 19, 2013
Ed Dalton

OXNARD, CA (BRAIN) — Albabici, the California-based distributor of Italian brands, has hired former Showers Pass owner Ed Dalton to try and expand sales of the Nalini clothing line in the U.S.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted September 18, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — One Industries Corp., recently acquired by Transom Capital Group, has appointed Jeff McGuane as president and CEO, the company announced in a press release. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted September 18, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has hired two new sales representatives to cover the New England and Southern California territories. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 16, 2013

ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has appointed customer service and retail strategist Kevin Simpsonto the new role as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 16, 2013

REDONDO BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Red Kite Prayer has hired two new advertising sales people. Sean Morrissey and Fred Lindstrom have joined advertising sales director Wayne Thompson. The publisher of the Red Kite Prayer web site also anounced a new industry staffing service.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted September 13, 2013

WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based cycling product website BikeRoar.com is moving into the U.S. market with its first Interbike booth next week, and the hiring of a U.S. sales director.

Posted in International Tagged People / Web/Internet / Interbike
Posted September 12, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply has promoted John “JQ” Quattrocchi to vice president of purchasing and product development and Rickey Strawn to national sales manager as the Accell Group-owned distributor positions for growth in 2014.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 12, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition will recognize Jenn Dice, VP of government relations at Bikes Belong, and Anna Schwinn, lead engineer at QBP, with the Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards at its annual Thought Leader and Awards presentation at Interbike next week. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Awards / Interbike
Posted September 11, 2013

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.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted September 10, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL (BRAIN) —Athletic recovery brand 110% has hired Austin Chow as president. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 10, 2013

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

Posted in North America Tagged People
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.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
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.

Posted in North America Tagged People
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.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted September 4, 2013

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

Posted in North America Tagged People
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

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