SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN) — Gary Cook, co-founder along with Craig Cook of Cook Bros. Racing, has died at age 74.
OAKVILLE, ON (BRAIN) — Officials from Raleigh Canada Ltd. announced Monday that Dave Taylor has been named the company's director of independent bicycle dealer sales and marketing, effective immediately.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland is now sponsoring 2012 Paralympic Games competitor Steve Peace. Peace suffered a life-changing stroke in 2006, and since then has battled back to become one of the top para-cyclists in the world.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News’ former longtime editor Megan Tompkins is returning to the magazine after two years in sales and marketing roles within the industry.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Divine Cycling Group, the new investment group that recently purchased Mad Fiber, has hired industry veterans Jasen Thorpe and Brett Lindstrom.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has hired Danielle Said as its senior marketing manager of digital, communications and e-commerce for North America.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Product Architects Inc., the maker of the Polar Bottle insulated sport bottles, recently added several new employees.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima Products, Inc., has added two new marketing team members: Jon Bullinger as digital marketing manager and Summer Henderson as global marketing manager for Yakima.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima Products Inc. has hired outdoor and sporting goods industry veteran Jason McGibbon as senior director of sales, North America. He will also be a member of Yakima’s executive team.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group has made several organizational changes, including the hire of Tim Inall as general manager of the company’s GT brand. Former brand GM Mark Peterman has shifted to the role of vice president of strategic sourcing, based in Taichung, Taiwan.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has made two key hires at its headquarters in Irvine, California, bringing aboard former downhill pro Scott Sharples as mountain bike product manager and marketing and advertising veteran Brian Darney as brand marketing director.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Folding bike brand Dahon has added Rob Kozich as its European market development manager.
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland has promoted Matt Heitmann, the former BMC director of marketing in the U.S., to the new position of global director of marketing for the BMC Group, overseeing the BMC brand portfolio of BMC, Stromer, and Bergamont.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Cycling website RedKitePrayer.com has added two new members to its team. Wayne Thompson has taken the role of advertising sales director. Thompson is the former owner of Kind Bicycles and prior to that was an executive with Pacific Cycle.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Giant USA's general manager, Elysa Walk, is a new member of the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition Board of Directors, the OIWC announced Wednesday.
Walk joins the board for a two-year term along with Audrey Hicks, the CFO of Outdoor Research.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN) — Cervélo co-founder Phil White is taking a larger role within the Pon Bicycle Group, the bike division of Pon Holdings, which bought Cervélo a little over a year ago.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Pure Fix Cycles has added Steve Dempsey as an independent sales rep.
Dempsey will cover Washington, Oregon and Idaho for the LA-based fixed gear bike company.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle employees and dealers are mourning the death of Fred Teeman, who died March 9 of cancer at age 67. Teeman worked for Giant for 19 years before retiring in 2007. Prior to joining Giant he worked for Schwinn.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL (BRAIN) — More than 100 friends and family, many from the bike world, gathered here at Bethune Beach Park Saturday to remember Bill Keith, a long-time industry member and athlete.