CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Al Fritz, one of the legends of the U.S. bicycle industry, died Tuesday in Chicago at 88.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun is now working with the new public relations agency ModCraft for PR and branding strategy, the companies announced Wednesday.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN) —After a four-month search, Crankbrothers has named outdoor and action sports industries veteran Andy Palmer as its new general manager.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh has hired 30-year bicycling and outdoor industry veteran Alan Rowland as director of sales for the West territory.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Augmenting its retail development team, Giant USA has promoted Josh Fonner to West regional retail services manager.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Zoic Clothing has bolstered its sales and marketing team, naming Abbie Newell national sales leader and Kenna Quiroga Gray marketing specialist.
GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — ETRA, the European retailer association, has hired Florian Dammer as its new business development manager.
SOUTHBURY, CT (BRAIN) — Aaron Bethlenfalvy, formerly Cycling Sports Group’s global vice president of design, has launched a design consulting business, Alpha Dog Design.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Kevin Burnette is joining wife Shanna Burnette as co-founder and partner in the public relations agency ModCraft.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking has hired Kristin Purdy as its new national campaigns manager.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has hired Zach Hyland as sales coordinator for all Hayes Components brands.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Portland-based clothing brand Showers Pass is opening a sales office in the United Kingdom next month.
Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, the Showers Pass U.K. headquarters will open for business May 16 and will introduce the company's full product line to the U.K.
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Clif Bar & Company has named Kevin Cleary, currently president and COO, to the position of chief executive officer.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has promoted Lisa Cramton to marketing manager.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired Rich Kelly as project director to head up new initiatives that will enhance the benefits available to the retail group’s members.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Several noted critics of Lance Armstrong are venturing into the retired racer's hometown this month to speak at a symposium about doping in cycling.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The British bike brand Boardman Bikes has appointed its first North American sales direct, Fletch Newland. Newland has worked for FSA and Cervelo in the past.
ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) — The Gluskin Townley Group, publisher of the American Bicyclist Study, has hired industry veteran Al Budris to act as a sales rep for the study.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima announced the hire of Stephanie Bastin-Wells as global director of human resources and the promotion of Emily Davis to director of supply chain.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Suppy has hired Dirk Sorenson as marketing manager, the senior member of the distributor's marketing department. Sorenson’s 15-plus-year marketing career includes an extensive background working with leading action sports and consumer packaged goods products.