MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — Kinetic has hired David Simpson as full-time marketing manager; Simpson has worked as a contractor with the brand since 2008.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing has hired David Wert as its new client services director. He joined the company Oct. 14 and is working out of the company's Boulder office.
ST. LAURENT, Quebec (BRAIN) — Opus Bicycles has hired Thomas Kern of the TK Rep Group to represent its brand to dealers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, and Northern California.
SHARON HILL, PA (BRAIN) — Nathan has hired Ty Wivell as the brand’s eastern regional sales manager.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN) — Roy Hough, long-time manager at Advanced Sports International, is joining Hutchinson Tire North America as general manager, Hutchinson announced Friday.
DURANGO, CO (BRAIN) — The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has appointed Jeff Frost as its new executive director. The Iron Horse is Colorado's oldest cycling event and attracts 4,000 participants, including racers and tour participants. The event is held Memorial Day weekend.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, parent company of Fuji, SE, Kestrel, Breezer and Oval Concepts, has hired Ellen Johnson as its senior product manager.
OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN) — Hydrapak has brought aboard Jordan Phillips as the hydration brand’s new director of sales focusing on consumer products.
MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN) — Len Cabaltera has left Reynolds’ cycling division, where he was international sales and marketing manager, to become director of OEM sales at FSA, Lance Bohlen, FSA’s managing director, said Thursday.
BURLINGTON, VT (BRAIN) — Terry Bicycles has hired David Howard as sales director. Howard worked for 25 years in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, where he gained extensive experience in sales and sales management of inside and independent sales teams.
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Spot Brand has hired 19-year bicycle industry veteran Adam Williams as sales director.
Williams worked as a sales rep, tech rep and demo tour manager for Rocky Mountain Bicycles; he also helped start and grow Golden Bike Shop, a local IBD.
PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies has named Ian Ferguson its new aftermarket sales director. Slidepad Technologies manufactures the Slidepad single-lever braking system.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Armando “Mondo” Aguilera as the brand's new territory representative for Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho; the brand also has hired James Scriven as senior graphic designer.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — Bill Armas, Park Tool’s longtime director of marketing, has left the company and plans to move back to Southern California where he grew up. “Park is a terrific company with an unbelievable team of skilled and ethical people, “ he said.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Car rack manufacturer Rocky Mounts has hired Bruno Maier as president.
MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog is opening its second European office, this one in Germany and to be managed by David Burger. The Australian accessory brand opened its first European office last year, in France.
FRAMINGHAM, MA (BRAIN) — Jeanne Henry, a longtime co-owner and employee of Landry’s Bicycles, passed away Tuesday in the loving care of her family after a 23-year battle with cancer. She was 57.
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. has hired former mountain bike and BMX world champion Mike King to work as tire development manager and brand ambassador.
In addition to tire testing duties, King will also attend promotional events, races and bike demos.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bert Lewis, founder of Norco Bicycles and Live to Play Sports, died Oct. 7 with family at his bedside. He was 77.
OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Two bicycle committees at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry have new chairmen, and the WFSGI's wheel committee is getting a new member to replace a member who left the wheel industry.