FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — Todson Inc. has hired Rick Dyer to be its new national sales manager for the IBD channel. Dyer will be joining Todson after 19 years at Vittoria Industries North America (formerly BikeMine), where he was the national sales manager.
WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Steve Pucci, a well-known face in New England bike shops and at road races for decades, is retiring from a career that has included owning a retail store, co-owning a distributor, and serving as a sales rep and sales director.
DETROIT (BRAIN) — Detroit Bikes has hired Scott Montgomery as national sales director. Montgomery brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry including a long tenure with Cannondale, he helped re-establish Scott Sports in North America, and more recently joined Nutcase.
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima has promoted Jason McGibbon to vice president of sales and Chris Sautter to Product Development Center director, a new role at the rack and cargo product maker.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized Bicycle Components has hired Vanessa Christie as its new women’s brand manager.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Zeitbike hired Scott Anderson as sales representative for Eastern Colorado.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) – Raleigh Bicycles has hired Scott Schilling as director of marketing. With a background in digital marketing, Schilling will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications for the Raleigh Bicycles brand.
POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Italian shoes, saddle and accessories brand Fizik has hired Scott Ballantyne as marketing director to grow its brand presence in North America.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has announced the appointment of Peter Duynslaeger as its global sales director. Duynslaeger will be based in Crankbrothers' headquarters in Laguna Beach.
BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — Dave Koesel, the former road brand manager for Felt Bicycles, has been hired by 3T as general manager of its new U.S. operations.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Joan Hanscom has joined USA Cycling as its new director of event services.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jeff Wilbur has left CatEye America after 12 years with the company. "The timing was right for separation, as I understand the challenges midsize, dealer-direct models face when it comes to their marketing needs," Wilbur said.
VENTURA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zeitbike has hired Kory Pitcher’s Confluence Sports Inc. as sales representative for Utah, Idaho and temporarily for Wyoming and Montana.
KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Accell North America has hired former Raleigh sales rep Mike Larson as territory manager for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Suunto has hired Bryson White as brand manager for the Americas and Jason Tillinghast as commercial category manager for North America.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Abus Mobile Security has promoted Greg Heck to the role of marketing and PR manager for North America. Heck, who joined Abus in June of 2014, is replacing Joan Hanscom who handled PR and marketing for the German lock brand since 2013.
VANCOUVER (BRAIN) — Cycling media veteran Vernon Felton has joined Pinkbike.com’s editorial staff. Felton’s experience spans nearly two decades writing for various magazines including Mountain Biker, Outside and Bike Magazine, where he held several roles including editor in chief.
BUSNAGO, Italy (BRAIN) — Prologo is increasing its sales and marketing coverage with the hiring of Steven Merlini as sales and marketing manager. Merlini brings more than 20 years of experience in the saddle business.
FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — Cane Creek Cycling Components, Inc. has hired Brent Graves its president. Graves was most recently the director of road bikes for Specialized. He also has had product and operations leadership roles at BMC, Iron Horse, Free Flite Bicycles, Answer-Manitou and Diamondback.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized announced that it has made substantial organizational changes as it tightens up its structure to better serve riders and retailers.