SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (BRAIN) – Brett Walquist, a longtime Midwest rep for J&B Importers and a former retailer, was stabbed to death by an intruder early Monday while vacationing with family in the beach town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. He was 41.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (BRAIN) — Scott Scudamore, a mountain bike athlete, advocate, event organizer and retail store employee, died Dec. 28 from complications from a mountain bike accident he suffered in September.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM’s Brad Menna will start a new role as a road product manager beginning Jan. 1, having spent the past five years in sales, three of them as a senior OE account manager.
BODFISH, CA (BRAIN) — Known for his inventive and useful bicycle tools, Paul Morningstar was found dead at his house in the Kern River Valley in Southern California on Saturday.
BAILEY, CO (BRAIN) — Mike McCormack has been appointed race director for the Bailey Hundo, a fast-growing 100-mile mountain bike race held west of Denver.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (BRAIN) — VP Components has announced the hiring of Damon Williams as USA sales manager.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — Matt McClendon, North American director of marketing and aftermarket sales manager for DT Swiss, is leaving the company Dec 20.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — John Munhall has been promoted to a new role at Giant USA, as director of product management. Munhall has been Giant USA's product manager for the past seven years.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN) — Robert Baird, group president and CEO of Dorel’s recreational and leisure segment, has left the company, Dorel announced Wednesday. Peter Woods, the segment’s CFO, has been named interim president until a new president is appointed.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling photographer Brian Hodes has been appointed a creative ambassador for the cycling lifestyle clothing brand Après Vélo.
CARLSBAD, CA — Spy Inc. has appointed its president and CEO, Michael Marckx, to the company's board of directors.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling writer Neil Browne has joined Felt Bicycles' marketing department, where he will handle copywriting and documentation as well as marketing materials. Felt calls Browne's new position "brand journalist."
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of Trips for Kids, has been named an ambassador for the Juliana Bicycles brand, the women's line of mountain bikes launched by Santa Cruz Bicycles last summer.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Sports drink mix brand has a new CEO as Mason Reay steps down from that position. The new CEO is Kevin Rutherford, who most recently was president and CEO of The Caldrea Company, best known for the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day brand.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — A management shakeup at Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) has led to the ouster of Scott Dickey, president and CEO, and Steve Gintowt, chief financial officer. Two executives with extensive financial backgrounds have temporarily replaced them.
NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN) — Bert Cebular, founder of the NYCeWheels retail shop, died Wednesday in a paraglider accident, according to local news reports.
Cebular founded the shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 2001. It specializes in folding and electric bikes and scooters.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Matt Fritzinger, founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, is leaving the nonprofit to launch his next venture in January. His last day with NICA is Dec. 20.
LANCASTER, OH (BRAIN) — Dan Peters, owner of Lancaster Bicycle, passed away Nov. 22 after a long battle with cancer. He was 41.