SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — POC has named Willie Ford its managing director for North America. Ford will lead sales, marketing, customer service and operational efforts in the U.S. and Canada.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Media and cycling industry veteran Jasen Thorpe, has joined the board of directors of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.
BOSTON (BRAIN) —Vittoria Industries North America, the U.S. affiliate of the Italian tire and wheel manufacturer, has appointed Ken Avery vice president of marketing and product.
FURTH, Germany (BRAIN) — Zentro Porindis GmbH, the distributor of Marin Mountain Bikes in Germany, has hired industry veteran Jörn Gersbeck as sales & marketing manager for Marin Germany.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Clothing brand Fox Head Inc. has named Paul Harrington as its CEO. Harrington is a former CEO of Easton-Bell Sports.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — WTB has hired industry veteran and mountain bike racer Jeff Kendall-Weed as the international sales lead in the company's U.S. office. Kendall-Weed joins WTB from Ibis Cycles, where he served as international sales manager.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has added three new staff members at the company's Irvine, Calif., headquarters and also added three sales representatives to its national sales team.
LONDON (BRAIN) — Online cycling and fitness entertainment platform Zwift has brought aboard former professional racer Jens Voigt of Germany and current World Tour pro Laurens Ten Dam of the Netherlands as its first two ambassadors.
BALTIMORE (BRAIN) — World champion mountain biker Marla Streb has announced that she will open HandleBar Cafe and Bike Shop with her husband, Mark Fitzgerald, in Baltimore this summer.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — SureStop — formerly known as Slidepad Technologies — has relocated from the Silicon Valley city of Palo Alto to Southern California in order to position the company closer to customers and partners, and has hired Al Nordin as its new CEO.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon has announced its 2014 Elite Triathletes of the Year. Selected by the National Governing Body’s Athlete Advisory Council, the 13 honorees represent all categories of triathlon competition, from Olympic to elite paratriathlete.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has added Mercedes Ross from Merchandising Werxs as an adjunct professor for the March session of its Mann University retail education program.
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC has plucked Robb Wolf from its independent sales rep force and named him North American bike sales manager.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has hired industry veteran Karl Wiedemann as the company's new director of marketing and communications. Wiedemann was most recently the communications and sponsorship manager for Thule.
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Stan’s NoTubes has named Chris Currie creative director. An industry veteran, Currie has experience in Web development, marketing, sales management, graphic design, business development and customer service.
OLNEY, Ill. (BRAIN) — Magura USA has added Josh Parris to its Outside Technical Service Team for Magura and Bosch eBike Systems. Magura USA is the U.S. service partner for Bosch eBike Systems.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and life-long cyclist Beverly Barr has recently retired after helping to shepherd Pivot Cycles' credit and collections department through the company's first seven years of business.
WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports has promoted Adam Ingrao to the position of vice president of key accounts. Ingrao will be responsible for product assortment, sales and marketing across the sporting goods channel in North America.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Chad Moore, the current marketing director for Mavic in North America, will relocate to Mavic's headquarters in Annecy, France, in June to take on the role of global brand manager. Moore, currently based in Colorado, will also lead global sports marketing efforts for the brand.
COON VALLEY, Wis. (BRAIN) — Borah Teamwear has hired Tad Hylkema as customer experience manager. Hylkema will lead a team of customer service representatives and focus on refining Borah's custom experience.