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Posted August 15, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Dana Carson has joined QBP as its new brand manager for Ridley in North America.

QBP is the exclusive distributor for Ridley road and cyclocross bikes in the United States and Canada.

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Posted August 11, 2011

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—With its annual program of Leaders' Summits and Wilderness First Aid training courses soon to commence, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association has appointed Austin McInerny to the new position of educational programs director to oversee this rapidly growing area of the association’s wo

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Posted August 11, 2011

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—SKS USA has added Lee Kilpatrick to its sales team.

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Posted August 8, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Andrew Kempe has been appointed to the role of national sales manager of OEM sales for Shimano American's Bicycle Components Division.

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Posted August 5, 2011

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Kyle Bezanson of KB Sales Group; he will join the company’s bike rep force.

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Posted August 5, 2011

VILLORBA, Italy (BRAIN)—A memorial service is scheduled today in Italy to honor Andrea Pinarello, the 40-year-old son of Pinarello founder Giovanni Pinarello who died last week of a heart attack.

Andrea collapsed at the finish line of the first stage of the Giro del Fruili amateur stage race.

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Posted August 5, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Zeal Optics has hired Joe Prebich at its new marketing director.

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Posted August 5, 2011

CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing legend Toby Henderson is leaving VSI Products to pursue "something big and relevant" within the BMX world.

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Posted August 3, 2011

BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, part of the Apparel Footwear Group (AFG) division of Dorel Industries, has appointed Kyle Weiner as president of Dorel's Apparel Footwear Group.

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Posted August 1, 2011

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Light and Motion has hired Jack Gresmer in the newly created position of director of sales. He will work alongside current sales manager Eric Squires to help build the company’s bike business.

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Posted August 1, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—John Wilcockson, one of the racing world’s best known editors, has left VeloNews after a 24-year career that re-launched the iconic magazine into one of the industry’s best read publications.

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Posted July 28, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Skirt Sports has hired Leanne Hand as its vice president of marketing.

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Posted July 28, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Milay Galvez as its new professional sponsorship manager.

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Posted July 27, 2011

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply has hired Doug Stuart to oversee its marketing department.

Most recently Stuart managed the North America aftermarket sales and marketing arm of Taiwanese suspension supplier SR Suntour.

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Posted July 27, 2011

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named Bobbie Parisi as director of global marketing.

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Posted July 26, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Just nine short weeks after resurrecting Race Face, the company has hired Dave Murray to be its new operations manager—tasked with streamlining both Canadian and off-shore manufacturing.

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Posted July 19, 2011

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Denver-based Boa Technology has restructured its team, while adding several new employees.

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Posted July 19, 2011

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design director of North American sales Kendall Young has left the company to pursue new opportunities.

"A decade is a considerable tenure with any company and while this is a difficult decision, I sense the time is right for all,” Young said.

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Posted July 18, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Joe Lawwill has joined Shimano American Corporation as the mountain bike marketing specialist.

Based out of company headquarters in Irvine, California, he will take over all aspects of mountain bike marketing including advertising, sponsorship, events and public relations.

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Posted July 17, 2011

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA (BRAIN)—Norbert Olberz, founder of Sport Chalet, passed away from natural causes last Friday. He was 86.

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