IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has made two key hires at its headquarters in Irvine, California, bringing aboard former downhill pro Scott Sharples as mountain bike product manager and marketing and advertising veteran Brian Darney as brand marketing director.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Dahon has added Rob Kozich as its European market development manager.
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has promoted Matt Heitmann, the former BMC director of marketing in the U.S., to the new position of global director of marketing for the BMC Group, overseeing the BMC brand portfolio of BMC, Stromer, and Bergamont.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling website RedKitePrayer.com has added two new members to its team. Wayne Thompson has taken the role of advertising sales director. Thompson is the former owner of Kind Bicycles and prior to that was an executive with Pacific Cycle.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Giant USA's general manager, Elysa Walk, is a new member of the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition Board of Directors, the OIWC announced Wednesday.
Walk joins the board for a two-year term along with Audrey Hicks, the CFO of Outdoor Research.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Phil White is taking a larger role within the Pon Bicycle Group, the bike division of Pon Holdings, which bought Cervélo a little over a year ago.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Pure Fix Cycles has added Steve Dempsey as an independent sales rep.
Dempsey will cover Washington, Oregon and Idaho for the LA-based fixed gear bike company.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle employees and dealers are mourning the death of Fred Teeman, who died March 9 of cancer at age 67. Teeman worked for Giant for 19 years before retiring in 2007. Prior to joining Giant he worked for Schwinn.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL (BRAIN) — More than 100 friends and family, many from the bike world, gathered here at Bethune Beach Park Saturday to remember Bill Keith, a long-time industry member and athlete.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Ian Hylands as its full-time photographer and videographer.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles has promoted George Simone to national sales director, the company announced Monday.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Robert Fortune, a member of the family that owns Saris Cycling Group and an active cycling advocate, died recently at age 90 after a long illness.
Bob Fortune was the father of Chris Fortune, who co-owns Saris with his wife Sarah.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — ISPO BIKE has a new exhibition director as longtime community manager David Badalec takes over while Eva Schlangenotto is taking maternity leave, the trade show announced Friday.
Badalec has been community manager for the action sports segment for seven years.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has appointed Johnny West as its new North American general manager.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Paul Levine is joining Specialized Bicycle Components’ retailer education program, SBCU. Levine, the founder of Signiture Cycles, will teach dealers "the implementation and refinement of a sustainable fit business."
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Jason Federico to its global sales team in aftermarket sales support and hired Steven Sperling for the newly created position of customer service representative.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Bernie Doering, who headed Easton-Bell Sports’ global sales up until last summer, is back at the company. The former Nike executive had resigned his position with EBS last July.
PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Alan Nordin, former president of Fallbrook Technologies’ bicycle division, has joined Slidepad Technologies Inc. as an executive advisor.