BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products recently honored the top commuters among its Q-central warehouse staff of 480 for seeking means of getting to work beyond the single occupancy vehicle commute.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—SOAR Communications has hired Alex Strickland as an account executive.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Haro Bicycles has appointed Phil Tinstman to the position of Masi brand manager.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear's founder Brent Martin will return as brand ambassador and Canadian sales manager.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has changed its U.S. bicycle sales structure, adding two new regional managers. The new structure streamlines the previous three-region management system into just East and West regions.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has promoted Jason West to vice president of retail sales and aftermarket product, and will be part of the SRAM senior management team.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Dave Pelletier as a sales representative in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles has hired three new employees at their Vancouver, British Columbia, headquarters.
FRANKLIN, TN (BRAIN)—Michael “Mike” Melton, 61, the builder and designer of bikes ridden by the successful 1984 and 1988 Olympic teams, died in his sleep last Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Tim Jackson as lifestyle/transportation category manager for its Fuji, Breezer and SE brands.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Pivot Cycles and BH Bikes have added Travis Erwin to their staff.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has hired Elayna Caldwell in the newly created position of marketing director.
She had been marketing manager for Fox Racing Shox. She had been with the Northern California company for the last seven years.
DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has promoted longtime client-services representative Brian Rawlings to new-accounts manager.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has promoted Nat Campbell as apparel and accessories product manager for the U.S. bicycle division.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Géraldine Bergeron is now in charge of European road and tri public relations for SRAM and Zipp.
VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Rob Brandt to IT director.
“Rob started out in our warehouse learning our business, and it was time to take advantage of his skill set," said Lance Donnell, president and CEO of Sinclair Imports.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Steve Bigelow as president of its Action Sports division.
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Award winning filmmaker Michael John Evans turned his camera on frame builder Sean Walling of Soulcraft, delivering a slightly different frame building video.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Both laughter and tears were shared Friday afternoon at a memorial service for Russ Okawa.