WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has hired golf industry veteran Bob Bartlett for the newly created position of operations manager.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—RockShox has hired Scott Hart as its brand communications manager.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Long Beach real estate broker and cycling advocate Mark Bixby was among four people killed when their Salt Lake City-bound plane crashed along a runway at Long Beach Airport on Wednesday morning.. One person was seriously injured in the crash.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Frank Raduziner to represent the brand in Southern California.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired Holly Colson as its new director of marketing.
Utilizing her 16 years of experience in marketing and avid passion for cycling, Colson will employ her skills to amplify the motivation behind Cane Creek’s brand, according to a press release.
KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Greg "Chopper" Randolph has left Smith Optics to work as general manager and director of PR/marketing for the Sun Valley Marketing Alliance.
Randolph had been at Smith Optics for the last seven years, working as the company's PR communications manager.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has hired of Andy Jasper as national IBD sales manager.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Panache Cyclewear has appointed Kevin Burnette to vice president of sales.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has hired Nicole Chabot as international sales director.
Chabot brings more than 18 years of business management and international sales experience in both the consumer lifestyle and outdoor industry arenas.
REYNOLDSBURG, OH (BRAIN)—Jim Wannamaker has stepped down as marketing director for Kenda USA. He will be taking a position at Vee Rubber, as further details will be made available regarding this early next week.
BROOKLINE, MA (BRAIN)—Harry Montague, a residential architect, came up with his folding bike design to make it easier to access the Potomac River Trail, the C&O Canal and many other of his favorite rides.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ellen Hall will bolster marketing efforts at Boulder Cycle Sports, a shop with strong ties with its community that opened a second location last spring. She has accepted a newly created position in marketing at the Boulder, Colorado business owned by Brandon Dwight.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear (Hincapie) has hired Elizabeth Giaquinto as a sales representative in New York and New Jersey.
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Clif Bar & Company has promoted Pat Bush to national sales manager, sports retail. In his new role, Bush will manage eight independent sales agencies in the sports retail channel.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland Design Works has hired Kevin Murphy as their new sales manager.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Joe Massoud, the CEO of Compass Diversified Holdings—parent company of Fox Racing Shox—is taking a leave of absence to focus his attention on an informal regulatory inquiry that Massoud received on matters unrelated to the company.
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—After nearly 15 years in the industry, Adam Vincent has launched his own content and marketing venture, 3 Cross Communications.
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jeff Titone has been hired by Easton Bell Sports and will serve as brand manager for the Blackburn brand.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Pinkbike.com has hired renowned bike photographer Ian Hylands as photo editor.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong looks like he's retiring once again, dubbing this one "Retirement 2.0," according to the Associated Press.
"Never say never," Armstrong told the AP on Tuesday about mounting another comeback, but then quickly added, "Just kidding."