STOWE, VT (BRAIN) — Jack Nash, a veteran of the industry with more than 40 years of experience in the bike business, died Saturday from an apparent heart attack suffered during a ride in his home state of Vermont. He was 67.
STOCKTON SPRINGS, ME (BRAIN) — Sidney Kuropchak, president of the Light Electric Vehicle Association, passed away in her sleep over the weekend. Kuropchak had battled cancer over the past year.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN) — LeMond LLC has appointed industry veteran Bryan Melton as its director of sales and marketing.
Melton was most recently sales manager for Felt Bicycles where he has been for six years. He spent six years in sales and marketing at Giant Bicycles prior to joining Felt.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Megan Tompkins, a former Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editor, has been named the magazine’s publisher. Tompkins is only the fourth person to lead the 22-year-old publication.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Josh Poertner is leaving SRAM to pursue other business opportunities, the company announced Thursday.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun and Company has hired the Endorphin Group sales agency to represent its line of hydration products to bike, run and outdoor specialty retailers in the Rocky Mountain region.
ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN) — Cycle Group Inc. has hired Colin Esquibel as engineering product developer. He will help expand CGI’s product design, development and manufacturing capabilities.
SANDY, UT (BRAIN) — Todd Tanner is joining wheelmaker Reynolds Cycling as a product manager, the company announced Tuesday.
Tanner, a former pro downhiller with 20 years' experience in the bike industry, reports to Reynolds general manager Jimi Paulsen.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Due to its sales growth, German lock maker Abus says it’s hired three people at the company’s Chicago headquarters that begin their new roles this week and next.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has added to the marketing and product teams of its Bell and Blackburn divisions with new hires and an internal promotion.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC has promoted former rep Dan Delehanty to national sales manager in the U.S.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN) — DirtBaggies, a Southern California brand of bib shorts for mountain bikers, has added several independent sales reps and agencies in Oregon, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.
SHARON HILL, PA (BRAIN) — Visibility and hydration product maker Nathan has hired Adam Karl as a junior industrial design. Karl will support Nathan's hard good product group.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has hired Podium Sales Group to represent its brand to dealers in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and upstate New York.
ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide Inc. has hired Florida-based Sports and Specs Sales as an independent rep firm.
TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) — American Classic has named Cody Gilbertson to head its U.S. inside sales office.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM has added two new members to its North American OEM sales team. Bicycle industry veteran Rick Wilks joins SRAM as a senior OEM account manager and Alex Berge joins SRAM as an OEM account manager.
TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — Rick Vosper started his new job as global marketing director at Cervélo Cycles this week. Vosper is relocating from Boulder, Colorado, to Toronto, where the bike brand is headquartered. Vosper’s last day at SmartEtailing, where he was client services director, was Friday.
ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide Inc. has hired two sales agencies to represent its products to IBDs and specialty outdoor retailers.
Madison, Wisconsin-based Camillo & Associates will cover a large portion of the upper Midwest.