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Posted November 9, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association's board of directors has elected Dave Wiens as its new chairman at the IMBA World Summit being held here this week. Previous board chairman Robert Winston served as chair for six years.

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 1, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Keen Footwear has hired industry veteran Casey Sheahan as its next president. Sheahan succeeds outgoing president Steve Meineke, who will retire in mid-November and remain a Keen Advisory Council member.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 17, 2016
Rittschof leaving company; Schroeder, Guzik and Immel promoted.

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel’s Cycling Sports Group announced that it is appointing Henning Schroeder as global vice president product for CSG and Brian Immel to global vice president of marketing, CSG.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 17, 2016

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has promoted Tom Jackson to national sales manager, IBD. Jackson has been with Marin since 2010.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 14, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Ruckus Composites has hired two new employees due to steady sales growth. The company, which focuses on repair of carbon fiber bikes, now has six employees. This month they filled two positions, one for marketing and one for production/repair.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 5, 2016
Updated with funeral mass details.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (BRAIN) — Retailer George Garner, Sr., who owned and operated several stores in California and the Chicagoland area, passed away Sunday, October 2. He was 93. Garner had a huge influence on the way retailers around the country operated their bike shops in the 20th century.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted September 28, 2016

JUPITER, Fla. (BRAIN) — Velocomp LLC has hired Phillip Lucas as its vice president of global sales and marketing.

Velocomp manufactures PowerPod power meters and the Newton Power Cycling Computer. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 27, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — BikeExchange.com has hired David McRobie as its VP of sales and business development in the U.S.

McRobie has a decade of experience in the cycling, running, outdoor, and health industries.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted September 26, 2016

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has hired Marty Caivano, formerly with IMBA, to help expand its event and technical support program. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 26, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — BMC USA has hired David Votava to managing director for North America. Votava follows the three-year tenure of Chris McLaren, who is leaving BMC to become BicycleBlueBook's chief sales officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 22, 2016

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (BRAIN) — At the beginning of September Brad Accettella joined Eddy Merckx Cycles USA, as its new director.

Phillip Lucas, the previous director, will stay connected to the company as an independent consultant.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 15, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockyMounts has appointed Rod Judd to the newly created position of sales director. Judd is a former associate director of development at IMBA.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted September 14, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley has hired two new sales rep: Monica Davis for Eastern and Southern North Carolina/South Carolina, and Dominic Galenti for the Greater Los Angeles area.

Davis has 10 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including sales and management at Michelin and Giant.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted September 12, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has promoted Nick Coughlin to marketing manager and hired Scott Spence as director of product development, quality and regulatory compliance.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 31, 2016
Tracey Bueno (left) and Matt Buzenes are new territory managers for the protection brand.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has added to its inside sales team, hiring Tracey Bueno as territory manager for the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies and promoting Matt Buzenes to Midwest territory manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted August 31, 2016

FOXBORO, Mass. (BRAIN) — Delta Cycle, Inc. has hired F. Chris Nelson as the brand's first sales director.

Nelson is a 30-year veteran of the run and bike industries, having worked for Penguin Brands, Nathan, Reebok, Mizuno, Ronhill, Jogalite, and Dr. Scholl's in the past.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 30, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After 12 years at the helm, Mike Van Abel has resigned as the organization's executive director, effective Friday. The organization's board is working to select a permanent replacement for the position.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted August 30, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Burley Design has announced that Allison Coughlin will become its president, effective Wednesday. Coughlin has three years of experience at the company, most recently as its sales and marketing manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 30, 2016

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —Pedego plans to accelerate its growth on the East Coast with the appointment of dealer development specialist Ryan Maccione.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted August 29, 2016

NAMPA, Idaho (BRAIN) — Deity has hired Sean "Griz" McClendon as the brand's North American sales and grass-roots team manager.

McClendon has background as a professional rider and headed the bike division for Maxima Lubricants before resigning from that company at the end of July. 

Posted in North America Tagged People

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