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Posted March 14, 2013

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has promoted Matt Heitmann, the former BMC director of marketing in the U.S., to the new position of global director of marketing for the BMC Group, overseeing the BMC brand portfolio of BMC, Stromer, and Bergamont.

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Posted March 14, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling website RedKitePrayer.com has added two new members to its team.  Wayne Thompson has taken the role of advertising sales director. Thompson is the former owner of Kind Bicycles and prior to that was an executive with Pacific Cycle.

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Posted March 13, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Giant USA's general manager, Elysa Walk, is a new member of the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition Board of Directors, the OIWC announced Wednesday.

Walk joins the board for a two-year term along with Audrey Hicks, the CFO of Outdoor Research.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted March 13, 2013

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Phil White is taking a larger role within the Pon Bicycle Group, the bike division of Pon Holdings, which bought Cervélo a little over a year ago.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted March 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Pure Fix Cycles has added Steve Dempsey as an independent sales rep. 

Dempsey will cover Washington, Oregon and Idaho for the LA-based fixed gear bike company.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 12, 2013
Teeman with his retirement cake. Photo courtesy of Giant.

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle employees and dealers are mourning the death of Fred Teeman, who died March 9 of cancer at age 67. Teeman worked for Giant for 19 years before retiring in 2007. Prior to joining Giant he worked for Schwinn.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2013
A Bill Keith memorial T-shirt. Photo: Pat Hus

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL (BRAIN) — More than 100 friends and family, many from the bike world, gathered here at Bethune Beach Park Saturday to remember Bill Keith, a long-time industry member and athlete.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2013
Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Ian Hylands as its full-time photographer and videographer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 11, 2013
George Simone

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles has promoted George Simone to national sales director, the company announced Monday. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2013
Bob Fortune

MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Robert Fortune, a member of the family that owns Saris Cycling Group and an active cycling advocate, died recently at age 90 after a long illness.

Bob Fortune was the father of Chris Fortune, who co-owns Saris with his wife Sarah.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 8, 2013

MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — ISPO BIKE has a new exhibition director as longtime community manager David Badalec takes over while Eva Schlangenotto is taking maternity leave, the trade show announced Friday.

Badalec has been community manager for the action sports segment for seven years.

Posted in International Tagged People / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 5, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has appointed Johnny West as its new North American general manager. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 28, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Paul Levine is joining Specialized Bicycle Components’ retailer education program, SBCU.  Levine, the founder of Signiture Cycles, will teach dealers "the implementation and refinement of a sustainable fit business."  

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 27, 2013

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Jason Federico to its global sales team in aftermarket sales support and hired Steven Sperling for the newly created position of customer service representative.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 27, 2013

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Bernie Doering, who headed Easton-Bell Sports’ global sales up until last summer, is back at the company. The former Nike executive had resigned his position with EBS last July. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 25, 2013

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Alan Nordin, former president of Fallbrook Technologies’ bicycle division, has joined Slidepad Technologies Inc. as an executive advisor.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted February 20, 2013

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies has hired Daniel Shiau vice president of R&D and product engineering.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted February 15, 2013

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — European industry veteran Andi Schmidt, has joined Hayes Components as its European marketing manager.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 12, 2013

SUN PRAIRIE, WI (BRAIN) — Chris Clinton is joining Challenge North America as marketing and OE sales director, the company announced Tuesday.

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