HEERENVEEN, the Netherlands (BRAIN) – Accell Group N.V., parent of SBS, Raleigh, Diamondback, Currie and Redline in the U.S. and a slew of European brands, will appoint Jeroen Both to its board of directors as chief supply chain officer. He will be responsible for purchasing, planning and logistics.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has hired Erik Joule as chief marketing and commerce officer, reporting to co-founder and CEO Mark Gainey.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired the executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry to assist in the search for a new CEO to succeed Steve Johnson, who announced last month that he will step down from his post this fall.
BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fixie brand Pure Fix Cycles has appointed industry veteran Rob Kozich international sales manager. The hiring follows the opening of Pure Fix’s European corporate office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in August 2014.
KOBLENZ, Germany (BRAIN) — Canyon Bicycles has hired Frank Aldorf as global chief brand officer, a new role created to support its growing global consumer base. The German consumer-direct brand said it’s experienced fast-paced expansion, especially in Europe.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association honored 16 and organizations in 11 categories at its 2014 NICA Awards ceremony held Saturday at Clif Bar’s headquarters in the Bay Area.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Former time trialist and coach Colby Pearce has joined the SRM sales and marketing staff at the German power meter company’s U.S. offices in Colorado Springs.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Howard Hawkins, 82, unexpectedly died of cardiac arrest in a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital Monday.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BST Nano Carbon, which acquired Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles in September, has hired industry veteran Tony Karklins as general manager of the BST Bikes division, which houses both Ellsworth and the new Synergy Nano component brand.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — David Abeles has left Competitor Group Inc., where he had been president and CEO since last March. San Diego-based CGI owns Velo and Triathlete magazines and other endurance sports media properties and events. It has not announced plans to replace Abeles.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Independent Fabrication co-founder Mike Flanigan — who spent the past 12 years running his own fabrication shop, Alternative Needs Transportation — has joined custom bike maker Seven Cycles as a welder and bike builder.
BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has promoted Ming Tan to manager of custom sales as the brand experiences an explosion in custom orders. Craft's custom division grew 96 percent last year, the company said.
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has made two additions to its national sales management team and hired a new creative director.
CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA is expanding its outside sales force with the hiring of Bob South for the Michigan, Northern Indiana and Chicago territory.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey Design has made additions to its marketing staff worldwide.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) – USA Triathlon recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors. Staci Brode, Ben Collins and Joel Rosinbum recently began serving on the 12-member board.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — SRAM has named Declan Doyle brand manager for Zipp.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has hired longtime Bike Rumor contributor and tech editor Saris Mercanti to a new marketing role. Working with sales and marketing manager Bryan Mason, Mercanti will oversee brand communication, in-house content creation and help expand the brand’s moto division.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has added three new outside sales reps.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matthew Pfeffer, a long-time bike industry testing engineer and vice president of global operations at ACT Lab, died Thursday. He was 50.
Pfeffer died from complications stemming from an acute case of influenza.