SOUTHBURY, CT (BRAIN) — Aaron Bethlenfalvy, formerly Cycling Sports Group’s global vice president of design, has launched a design consulting business, Alpha Dog Design.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Kevin Burnette is joining wife Shanna Burnette as co-founder and partner in the public relations agency ModCraft.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking has hired Kristin Purdy as its new national campaigns manager.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — Hayes Components has hired Zach Hyland as sales coordinator for all Hayes Components brands.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Portland-based clothing brand Showers Pass is opening a sales office in the United Kingdom next month.
Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, the Showers Pass U.K. headquarters will open for business May 16 and will introduce the company's full product line to the U.K.
EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Clif Bar & Company has named Kevin Cleary, currently president and COO, to the position of chief executive officer.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN) — Pivot Cycles has promoted Lisa Cramton to marketing manager.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has hired Rich Kelly as project director to head up new initiatives that will enhance the benefits available to the retail group’s members.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Several noted critics of Lance Armstrong are venturing into the retired racer's hometown this month to speak at a symposium about doping in cycling.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The British bike brand Boardman Bikes has appointed its first North American sales direct, Fletch Newland. Newland has worked for FSA and Cervelo in the past.
ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) — The Gluskin Townley Group, publisher of the American Bicyclist Study, has hired industry veteran Al Budris to act as a sales rep for the study.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — Yakima announced the hire of Stephanie Bastin-Wells as global director of human resources and the promotion of Emily Davis to director of supply chain.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Suppy has hired Dirk Sorenson as marketing manager, the senior member of the distributor's marketing department. Sorenson’s 15-plus-year marketing career includes an extensive background working with leading action sports and consumer packaged goods products.
SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN) — BTI has hired Chris Blumenstetter as Cinelli brand manager, the company announced Friday.
SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN) — Gary Cook, co-founder along with Craig Cook of Cook Bros. Racing, has died at age 74.
OAKVILLE, ON (BRAIN) — Officials from Raleigh Canada Ltd. announced Monday that Dave Taylor has been named the company's director of independent bicycle dealer sales and marketing, effective immediately.
BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — BMC Switzerland is now sponsoring 2012 Paralympic Games competitor Steve Peace. Peace suffered a life-changing stroke in 2006, and since then has battled back to become one of the top para-cyclists in the world.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News’ former longtime editor Megan Tompkins is returning to the magazine after two years in sales and marketing roles within the industry.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Divine Cycling Group, the new investment group that recently purchased Mad Fiber, has hired industry veterans Jasen Thorpe and Brett Lindstrom.