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Posted December 15, 2011
MALAGA, NJ (BRAIN)—BMX and mountain biking legend Eric Carter is heading up Hyper Bicycles' new mountain bike program, the company announced this week.

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Posted December 13, 2011
FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN)—Toby Henderson founded THE Cycle Group in November and recently hired Michelle Enriquez as the company’s vice president of operations and Michael Gamstetter is senior brand manager. All three were formerly employees of VSI Products.

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Posted December 8, 2011
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Planet X Bikes has hired former bike journalist John Stevenson as head of marketing.

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Posted December 5, 2011
MIDDLETOWN, PA (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products began shipping from its new warehouse in Middletown, Pennsylvania, Dec. 1, hitting its anticipated deadline. The 125,000-square-foot facility, coined Q-East, is a leased warehouse and employs 41 people.

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Posted December 5, 2011
Rick Wilks rejoins industry at FSA

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—After a four-year hiatus from the bike industry, Rick Wilks is back, joining FSA as its new Director of Business Development.

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Posted November 21, 2011
KENT, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Cyclemotion’s Mark Bickerton is taking on a new role as brand ambassador and head of international sales for Proviz, a U.K. supplier of high-visibility cycling apparel.

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Posted November 18, 2011
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Honey Stinger has restructured its sales team in order to strengthen its focus in key categories and regions.

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Posted November 17, 2011
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has expanded its team with the addition of a new product director and a technical specialist.

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Posted November 14, 2011
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Blueseventy, leading supplier of open water and triathlon wetsuits, has hired John Duquette as country head for North America.

Duquette previously worked for the company from 2007 through 2010 before joining the sales team at Orca for the 2011 season.

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Posted November 14, 2011
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Former Specialized director of U.S. sales John Thompson starts today at Giant USA in the newly created role of executive director of sales.

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Posted November 7, 2011
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—After close to 15 years with Specialized Bicycle Components, John “JT” Thompson has resigned from his position as director of U.S. sales, according to an email that went out to dealers Monday evening.

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Posted November 3, 2011
HILDEBRAN, NC; MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Gene DiMenna has joined DeFeet International as its national sales manager. DiMenna spent several years leading segments of Trek Bicycle’s sales territories.
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Posted November 1, 2011
SEATTLE, WA; HAILFINGEN, Germany (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Raymond Calvert to the role of vice president and chief financial officer.

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Posted October 31, 2011
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Rich Palmer has left Intense where he worked as director of global sales. Prior to his role at Intense, Palmer, a longtime industry veteran, had been the general manager and chief operating officer at Mavic. He had been with Mavic for 10 years.

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Posted October 26, 2011
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has named Chris Bogue as vice president of sales and marketing for North America.

Previously, he held high-level sales and marketing positions with Pactimo, Pearl Izumi, Casio and K2 Sports. He will begin his role with Zoot in Vista, CA, on November 1.

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Posted October 24, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group (LTG) has hired Scott Buelter as vice president of its Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) Division.

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Posted October 23, 2011
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Highway Two has added sales veteran Brian Bohlman to its sales team. Bohlman joins the company as the regional sales manager for Highway Two’s Midwestern and Eastern territories.

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Posted October 20, 2011
MARIETTA, GA (BRAIN)—BMX legend and master wheel builder John Kovachi passed away on Wednesday morning from kidney failure. He was 46.

The former BMX racer started Kovachi Wheels in Georgia in 1989.

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Posted October 20, 2011
PORTSMOUTH, UK (BRAIN)—Former Olympic cyclist Derek Bouchard-Hall has been hired by Wiggle as its head of performance development.

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Posted October 18, 2011
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Domenic Malvestuto, a longtime bicycle retailer and influential figure in the Phoenix, Arizona, cycling community, died this month at his home in Phoenix after battling colon cancer. He was 68, and is survived by his wife of 22 years, Judy Malvestuto.

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