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.
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.
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.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has promoted Tom Jackson to national sales manager, IBD. Jackson has been with Marin since 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has hired Marty Caivano, formerly with IMBA, to help expand its event and technical support program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) —Pedego plans to accelerate its growth on the East Coast with the appointment of dealer development specialist Ryan Maccione.
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.