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Posted August 8, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bikerumor.com has added former freelancer Saris Mercanti as a tech editor, growing the cycling tech blog’s full-time staff to three members. Tech editor Zach Overholt and founder Tyler Benedict are the other two full-timers.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted August 6, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has made several additions to its U.S. sales team.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 6, 2014

GOLETA, Calif. (BRAIN) —  VP Components  has hired engineer Fred Stamm to focus on designing hubs and wheel sets.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 5, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jerry Pomije, QBP's vice president of operations and finance, was recently elected Board President of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, NICA.

Pomije said his vision for NICA is to see it grow into a new inclusive mainstream nationwide high school sport. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted August 1, 2014
Giraud working with a prototype wheel in the A2 tunnel.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Mike Giraud, who has worked with many top athletes, teams and manufacturers at North Carolina's A2 Wind Tunnel, is joining the independent cycling analytics company Cyclologic as its technical director of cycling analysis.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 28, 2014

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Kask has hired Nat Ross as its North American brand manager, the Italian helmet brand has announced.

Ross will operate from Golden, Colorado. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 24, 2014

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Optic Nerve Eyewear has restructured its sales and marketing team, with promotions including a new director of sales, sales manager and communications manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted July 24, 2014
David Zimberoff

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM president Stan Day announced the expansion of SRAM’s senior management. David Zimberoff is taking on a dedicated role as vice president of marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 23, 2014

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has promoted its long-time factory sales rep Aaron Walker to the new position of product merchandising manager. The company also has hired new sales reps in the Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic and announced that communications manager Zack Vestal is leaving the company.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted July 23, 2014
MTB Hall of Famer Zapata Espinoza takes on new role overseeing all Hi-Torque bike titles.

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Jim “Mac” McIlvain’s announcement last week that he was stepping down as editor of Mountain Bike Action magazine, publisher Hi-Torque Publications has promoted MBA assistant editor Mike Wirth to the editor’s chair at the title.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted July 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Verde Brand Communications has made four hires recently.

The new hires include Lars-Erik Johnson as account manager, Whitney Coombs as key account coordinator, Chris Primavera as account coordinator and Jenn Neubert as operations coordinator.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 18, 2014
Long-time editor announces on Facebook that he's stepping down at the Hi Torque publication.

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jimmy "Mac" McIlvain is stepping down as editor of Hi-Torque's Mountain Bike Action magazine, he announced on his Facebook page Friday.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted July 17, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) – Yuba Bicycles has hired veteran bike designer and Volagi Cycles co-founder Barley Forsman as design director. Forsman will help Yuba expand its product line and take the cargo bike brand in new and innovative directions, the company said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 16, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has released the nominees for the first round of categories for the 2014 Interbike Awards, to be presented at the Interbike Gala during the trade show in September.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Awards
Posted July 15, 2014
Forte and Darney are also promoted.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has added four new staff members: two in sales, one in engineering and one in marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted July 15, 2014

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — True Communciations has hired James LaLonde to head up the California-based PR and marketing firm's presence in New York City.

LaLonde will focus on a small number of client accounts while maintaining contacts with non-endemic media based on the East Coast.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 7, 2014

SAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Junzo Kawai has died at age 94. Kawai, former president of Suntour, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 2, 2014
Rob Vermillion

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Start-up brand communications agency ModCraft has hired Rob Vermillion. Vermillion will manage client accounts, implement strategic brand activation, lead clients' elite athlete and influencer portfolio and facilitate social media platforms.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted July 1, 2014

ROANOKE, Va. (BRAIN) — Starlight Custom Cycling Apparel has hired Scottie Weiss to work with graphic design, media, and product development.

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Posted July 1, 2014

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) —  BH Bikes USA has made several additions to its sales team as the U.S. subsidiary of the Spanish company transitions from its former distribution model.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People

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