NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Silas Hesterberg has joined Giant’s Global Development team in the role of global product developer - off-road.
In his new position he’s responsible for enhancing and expanding Giant’s line of off-road bikes, with a strong focus on the sport and hardtail segments.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has promoted Sarah Harper Burke to the position of retail marketing manager.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale’s global marketing director Frank Hwang is no longer with the company.
Cannondale officials didn’t say much about the internal change, but Bob Burbank, the company’s general manager, issued a brief statement confirming Hwang’s departure and wishing him well.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has hired industry veteran Russell Bockin as national sales manager. He replaces Jack Gresmer, who is now at Light & Motion.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Scott Montgomery is no longer affiliated with Lifeboat Events, organizer of PressCamp, DealerCamp and Urban PressCamp, according to Chris Zigmont, one of the partners in Lifeboat Events.
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—David Pfeiffer, who served as chairman of the board of directors of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) from 1985-86, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. He was 81 years old.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp and PressCamp, have added Robert Roman to its team. Roman joins Lifeboat Events Sept. 1 in the position of sales manager with responsibilities for account management and sales for the company’s 2012 events.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Speedgoat.com has hired Andy Clark as its new head of operations.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired James Peters as its new director of product development and global sourcing.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has promoted Frank Zimmer to regional sales manager.
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.
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
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—SKS USA has added Lee Kilpatrick to its sales team.
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.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Kyle Bezanson of KB Sales Group; he will join the company’s bike rep force.
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.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Zeal Optics has hired Joe Prebich at its new marketing director.
CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing legend Toby Henderson is leaving VSI Products to pursue "something big and relevant" within the BMX world.
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.
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.