CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Duncan Riffle, a two-time U.S. downhill champion, is joining SRAM's marketing communications team as North American mountain bike PR and media coordinator.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — Greg Brodsky, longtime leader of The Bike Cooperative, stepped aside Feb. 1 as outdoor industry veteran Scott Barrett became the new president of the retailer-owned cooperative.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic Inc. has hired Phillip Sporidis as general manager, effective Monday. Sporidis comes to Mavic most recently from Amoena USA, a leading producer of post-breast cancer wellness products for women, where he served as president.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has made several promotions recently, saying the changes come on the heels of 24 months of sales growth.
DUXBURY, MA (BRAIN) — Bern Unlimited has appointed three new sales agencies across the East Coast: Specialty Sports, Mountain Enterprises and Harrison Montgomery.
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.
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.
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.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Hugh Walton is going back to work for Descente, the clothing brand with which he has had a long relationship.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN) — Blue Competition Cycles has added four industry veterans to its sales force.
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.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Jim Harman, the retired CEO and president of Norco Products, died Saturday from complications following a stroke. He was 69.
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.
Recent industry job changes at Garmin, Profile Design, Wheels Manufacturing, Interbike and Todson
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.
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.
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.
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.