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Posted February 4, 2013

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has made several promotions recently, saying the changes come on the heels of 24 months of sales growth.

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Posted January 29, 2013

DUXBURY, MA (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has appointed three new sales agencies across the East Coast: Specialty Sports, Mountain Enterprises and Harrison Montgomery. 

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Posted January 29, 2013
Bill Keith

MIAMI, FL (BRAIN) — Florida retailer Mary Jane Mark is asking the industry to join her in donating bikes to World Bicycle Relief in memory of Bill Keith.

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Posted January 23, 2013

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Longtime Cannondale and Pacific Cycle product managers Curt Davis and Greg Blake have joined folding bike brand Dahon as directors of product development. 

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Posted January 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Fixed-gear bike company Pure Fix Cycles has hired industry veteran Terry Duran as global sales manager. Duran was previously national sales manager for Scott Sports' U.S. bike division.

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Posted January 22, 2013
Hugh Walton

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Hugh Walton is going back to work for Descente, the clothing brand with which he has had a long relationship.

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Posted January 22, 2013

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles has added four industry veterans to its sales force. 

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Posted January 22, 2013
Bill Keith

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Many in the industry are mourning the death of Bill Keith, a product manager at SRAM who died suddenly last Thursday at his home near Chicago. Keith was 56 and died of natural causes after riding his bike home from work.

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Posted January 18, 2013

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, MA (BRAIN) — Drew Todrys, the fourth generation of the family that founded Todson Inc. about 60 years ago,is joining the company as its social media operative.

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Posted January 17, 2013

SAN MARCOS, CA (BRAIN) — Drew Engelmann is the new national sales manager for Kinetik Compression Sportswear USA, the company announced.

Engelmann is a former territory sales manager and 2012 Sales Rep of the Year for Specialized.

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Posted January 16, 2013
Jim Harman

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Jim Harman, the retired CEO and president of Norco Products, died Saturday from complications following a stroke. He was 69.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted January 16, 2013
Shaun Jackson

SARASOTA, FL (BRAIN) — Shaun Jackson, a former bike industry designer who co-founded the Eclipse company in the 1970s, died Tuesday after being injured in a small plane crash here on Saturday.

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Posted January 15, 2013
Recent industry job changes at Garmin, Profile Design, Wheels Manufacturing, Interbike and Todson
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Posted January 14, 2013

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN) — The Hive has hired Ian Ferguson to manage its North American aftermarket sales and rep force for its Chub, Revl and e*thirteen brands.  

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Posted January 11, 2013
Blackwell

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply's longtime leader, Chuck Hooper, will step aside this spring as Greg Blackwell becomes president of the distributor, which is owned by the Accell Group.

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Posted January 11, 2013
John Quinn

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN) — Longtime Specialized sales executive John Quinn has left the Morgan Hill company to go to work for Scott Sports, where he will be national sales manager for Scott's U.S. bike division.

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Posted January 11, 2013
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SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Longtime Easton-Bell Sports managers Don Palermini and Jeff Titone have left the company as part of multiple job changes at the Bell Helmets and Blackburn brands. The company also has promoted several staffers to new positions and said it is recruiting to fill other positions.
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Posted January 9, 2013

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN) — Hawley has added industry veteran Charlie Sachsel to its Northern California account manager force.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Distributor news
Posted January 7, 2013
Sandi Lennehan

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima Products Inc. has Sandi Lennehan to chief financial officer. 

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Posted January 7, 2013
Nicole Formosa

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer international editor Nicole Formosa is leaving to join Bike magazine as managing editor. Her last day with BRAIN will be Jan. 18. 

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