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Posted June 10, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Descente North America has hired several independent sales reps to represent its cycling division in North America.

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Posted June 5, 2013

HALIFAX, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Sim Mainey has joined Orange Mountain Bikes as graphics and marketing manager. He comes to the bike brand from U.K. consumer magazine Singletrack, where he served as art director for eight years.

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Posted June 5, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — A 13-year industry veteran, Nora Lohrenz has been promoted to the newly created position of bike sales manager for apparel maker Craft North America. Craft established the new post to better differentiate between efforts for its bike and run businesses, the company said in a release.

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Posted June 3, 2013
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PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Outdoor footwear brand Keen has brought Mike Abbott on board as its president. Abbott assumes the new job July 8.

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Posted May 31, 2013

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has hired some new faces and promoted some current employees in its Bell/Blackburn business unit.

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Posted May 30, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — SmartEtailing has promoted Technical Support Manager Jon Jeffress to the newly created position of Senior Technical Specialist. Tech Specialist Paul Ribich was also promoted to fill Jeffress’ former position. 

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Posted May 29, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The cycling industry marketing services company founded by Jasen Thorpe two years ago has a new name, a new website and a new employee.

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Posted May 22, 2013

VISTA, CA (BRAIN) — Dorothy Nichols has joined women’s bike apparel brand Shebeest as its national sales manager, heading up sales in the IBD and specialty sporting goods channels. Nichols, who will be based out of Denver, Colorado, will begin the new role June 3.

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Posted May 20, 2013

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Michael D. Angel, chief financial officer of eyewear company Spy Inc., is resigning to move back to the Bay Area after two years with the San Diego County-based company.

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Posted May 17, 2013

GUELPH, Ontario (BRAIN) — Longtime retailer and cycling enthusiast George Vettor passed away last week. He was 77.

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Posted May 15, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Panache Cyclewear has hired three new independent sales reps who will represent the fast-growing brand in the Mid-Atlantic region, California and the Pacific Northwest.

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Posted May 14, 2013

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — Champion System has hired Kelly Reed as its new public relations and social media director.

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Posted May 13, 2013
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Posted May 13, 2013

ENCINITAS, CA (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has hired Ben Harper as channel manager for its endurance and winter sports business.

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Posted May 13, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Val Vanderpool has joined Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as a staff reporter.

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Posted May 9, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has brought aboard Lauren O’Connor as its new senior marketing manager.

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Posted May 9, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Sales and marketing executive Mike Ely is leaving NiteRider after 15 years with the company to lead Australian parts and accessories brand JetBlack Products’ expanded push into the U.S. market.

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Posted May 9, 2013
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CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Al Fritz, one of the legends of the U.S. bicycle industry, died Tuesday in Chicago at 88.

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Posted May 8, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Nuun is now working with the new public relations agency ModCraft for PR and branding strategy, the companies announced Wednesday.

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Posted May 7, 2013

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. 

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