MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has hired longtime Bike Rumor contributor and tech editor Saris Mercanti to a new marketing role. Working with sales and marketing manager Bryan Mason, Mercanti will oversee brand communication, in-house content creation and help expand the brand’s moto division.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has added three new outside sales reps.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matthew Pfeffer, a long-time bike industry testing engineer and vice president of global operations at ACT Lab, died Thursday. He was 50.
Pfeffer died from complications stemming from an acute case of influenza.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Enthusiast Network, the publisher of Bike magazine, has made two appointments at the title. At the same time, Bike has consolidated its team at TEN's new headquarters in Carlsbad.
SEYMOUR, Ct. (BRAIN) — Thule Group has promoted two long-term associates to vice president positions in sales and marketing.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Blair Clark has joined GU Energy Labs, where he will lead the nutrition brand's sales efforts as vice president of sales. Clark has been senior vice president of sales and marketing for Smith Optics for the past 11 years.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Carla Hukee has joined Pivot Cycles, where she will be handling Pivot's brand and communications, the company announced Friday.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired six new staff members in three departments. Most notably, the hires include Andy Sparks as director of track programs and Mark Guthart as technical director.
BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has named Eric Schenker as its new CEO. Schenker takes over the role after 10 years with the company. He previously was director of sales and marketing.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Race announcer, event promoter and journalist Richard Fries is set to become the new executive director of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, also known as MassBike.
WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries, parent of the Cycling Sports Group and its stable of brands, which include Cannondale, GT, Schwinn, Caloi and Sugoi, has added several new hires in the new year in its recreational division.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Miller Sports Properties has named Jenn Andrs the executive director of the Tour of Utah men's professional cycling stage race.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (BRAIN) — Terry Bicycles has added a new independent representative to its sales team.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has promoted Devon Mitchell to the role of account manager. Mitchell joined the company early in 2014, starting in the brand's San Francisco Factory Store.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Catalyst Communication is adding five new markets in 2015 for its BikeLife magazine. The company also has hired Brian Bauer as a senior account manager.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey Design has appointed longtime staffer Claudio Bianchi as the company’s new CEO, allowing founder Tom Ritchey to focus exclusively on product development for the brand.
FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) — David Hall, who has been Cane Creek Cycling Components' director of operations since 2011, has been named CEO of the company, replacing Scott Sonnone, who has left the company.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Assos has announced new sales rep and dealer support positions across the West Coast.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (BRAIN) — After three years with the Light Electric Vehicle Association, including the past year as executive director, Heather Marshman announced she is resigning effective Friday.