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Posted December 9, 2015
David Régnier-Bourque, Julien Boulais, and Jean-Philippe Tremblay

CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN) — Canadian bike brand Devinci has promoted David Régnier-Bourque to director of marketing and Jean-Philippe Tremblay to artistic director. The company also hired Julien Boulais as marketing coordinator.

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Posted December 8, 2015

DECATUR, Ga. (BRAIN) — Fred Boykin, founder and owner of Bicycle South outside of Atlanta, has announced that he is selling his shop to manager Brian Dunne and will retire at the end of the year.

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Posted December 8, 2015

NILES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Joe Reichert, owner of Amling’s Cycle Shop and a longtime proponent of recumbents and trikes, suffered a brain aneurysm in mid-November. Reichert was in a coma for two weeks following the aneurysm and remains in the hospital on what is expected to be a long and difficult road to recovery.

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Posted December 8, 2015
OLDSMAR, Fla. (BRAIN) — Bill Austin, whose role in the bicycle industry spanned more than 30 years, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 78.
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Posted December 7, 2015
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets has named six female mountain bike ambassadors for its new Joy Ride grass-roots women’s program. The Joy Ride ambassadors will work to inspire and enable female mountain bikers with structured fun and social rides for all skill levels in a non-racing environment.
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Posted December 3, 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marilyn Price, the founder of the Trips for Kids organization, will retire as that group's executive director at the end of the year. She will continue on the group's board of directors as founder and ambassador.

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Posted December 3, 2015

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Amer Sports has appointed Matt Navarro as national sales director for its U.S. winter, outdoor and cycling business. Navarro will be responsible for leading Amer's sales efforts in the specialty channels for the Arc'teryx, Salomon, Atomic, Suunto and Mavic brands.

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Posted November 30, 2015

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — Retailers are pushing Kent International for products bridging the gap between mass market and specialty retail, and the company has hired Craig Hoyt to head up product development for this program.

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Posted November 30, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Cycling Group has promoted Jon Lewis to national sales manager. Based in Waitsfield, Vermont, Lewis will lead a team of sales managers located throughout the United States.

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Posted November 25, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hang Ten Bikes has appointed Mike Russell as its director of bike sales. Russell began in the position on Nov. 1.

The company said it has experienced "explosive growth" of cruisers in the last three years.

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Posted November 24, 2015
Mitchell comes with 20 years experience at Specialized. Giant also hires in its marketing and rider gear departments and promotes one in Liv USA.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle has hired Jeanne Mitchell to join its credit department after 20 years at Specialized. The company also has hired Szymon Bielesz as a global marketing specialist, hired Dan Thomas as rider gear business manager and promoted Jen Audia to Liv USA marketing manager.

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Posted November 23, 2015

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Dorel Sports, the segment of Dorel Industries that includes the company's bike brands, has added two new members to its global finance team.

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Posted November 20, 2015

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — PR and media relations firm True Communications has hired Greg Fisher as an account manager.

Fisher is responsible for media strategy and outreach with a number of True clients.

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Posted November 18, 2015

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — A memorial service is being planned for Friday for John Pavlisin, Sr., the owner of Orange Cycle, who died on Veterans Day. He was 89 and died from the complications of pneumonia. 

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Posted November 13, 2015
Young is a 23-year veteran of Shimano American.
Jeff Young

NORTHVALE, N.J. (BRAIN) — G Joannou Cycle has hired Jeffrey Young as executive vice president of sales. Young will start Nov. 16 and be responsible for GJC's Jamis and Nirve domestic sales operations.

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Posted November 9, 2015

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Alex Wassmann will be departing SRAM, effective Nov. 30. Wassmann spent more than 20 years at SRAM in a range of roles through two separate stints. Most recently he directed SRAM's sports marketing partnerships in triathlon, road and cyclocross.

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Posted November 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BRAIN) — A year after taking over leadership of Orbea USA, Gonzalo Garcia de Salazar has been promoted to global sales manager for the Spanish brand.

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Posted November 6, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has hired Bryan Mason as domestic sales manager, supporting U.S. dealers as well as inside and independent reps.

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Posted November 5, 2015

MADRID (BRAIN) — Rotor Bike Components has named Sergio Iglesias creative director. In his new role, Iglesias will be in charge of Rotor´s brand identity, its visual presence in the marketplace, and the brand´s long-term creative direction.

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Posted November 5, 2015

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has hired Vince Mazzuca as senior marketing manager and Jennie Wong as sales and marketing coordinator.

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