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Posted May 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Pat Cunnane, CEO of Advanced Sports Inc., was recently appointed to the board of directors of the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (NFFSN).

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Posted May 16, 2011

ASPEN, CO (BRAIN)—POC Sports, supplier of gravity sports helmets, eyewear, body armor and apparel, has hired Ben Wallace as vice president of sales in the U.S.

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Posted May 12, 2011

PAAL-BERINGEN, Belgium (BRAIN)—The accolades keep coming in for Ridley's CEO and founder Jochim Aerts this year.

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Posted May 10, 2011

DES MOINES, IA (BRAIN)—Don Benson, longtime leader of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) died May 8 of pancreatic cancer.

He was 82.

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Posted May 9, 2011

VISTA, CA—Electra co-founder and creative director Benno Baenziger is leaving his position at the company, effective this month. He will continue as a shareholder and member of Electra’s board of directors, while exploring new ventures.

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Posted May 8, 2011

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—Lee Lewis has joined the inside sales department at VSI Products. VSI is the parent company of THE, Intense BMX, Speed Bicycles, Sinz & Sinz Elite, ITS, EYE BMX, AVE and Vigor, all product lines Lee will be selling to retailers across the country.

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Posted May 5, 2011

BARRINGTON, IL (BRAIN)—Retailers will gather today to honor Larry Lorenz, an independent sales rep who passed away suddenly earlier this week.

Lorenz was 58.

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Posted May 4, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As the new managing director of Interbike, Pat Hus recognizes the challenges he faces in returning the annual tradeshow to the sole unifying industry gathering in North America.

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Posted May 4, 2011

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has hired Bill Christensen as its new western regional field marketing representative.

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Posted April 27, 2011

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes and Pivot Cycles continue to grow with the addition of three outside sales reps, giving more coverage to their dealers throughout the country.

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Posted April 27, 2011

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has named Erik Hamerschlag as their new product line manager. He is rejoining Osprey, where he held several leadership positions from 1994 through 2001, after nine years with Mountain Hardwear, Inc.

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Posted April 21, 2011

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has promoted Creig Hart to sales director for its North American operation.

Hart has more than 20 years in the industry and over five years with DT Swiss.

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Posted April 19, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc, a media and event resource in the active lifestyle industry, has appointed Karen Hughes White to the position of vice president of national sales central region.

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Posted April 19, 2011

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—Manuel Correia, head of international and OEM sales for FSA, has left the company to pursue a career in biodynamic farming.

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Posted April 18, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association elected a new president and welcomed two new members to its board of directors at its annual board meeting last week during the Bicycle Leadership Conference.

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Posted April 18, 2011

OXFORD, MS (BRAIN)—Mercury Bicycle Company has hired Matt Sodnicar as its new national sales manager.

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Posted April 17, 2011

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has created two new sales promoter positions, as veteran service course tech Dan Crean was promoted and Eric Zimmer joined the company in mid-March.

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Posted April 12, 2011

CUPERTINO, CA (BRAIN)—Former president and CEO of Kestrel Bicycles, Kevin Kenney, has been hired as senior composites engineer at Apple.

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Posted April 11, 2011

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN)—Parlee has hired Chris Hewings as its EU sales manager.

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Posted April 5, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Sander Rigney has recently been promoted to SRAM category manager for suspension.

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