NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant Bicycle employees and dealers are mourning the death of Fred Teeman, who died March 9 of cancer at age 67. Teeman worked for Giant for 19 years before retiring in 2007. Prior to joining Giant he worked for Schwinn.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL (BRAIN) — More than 100 friends and family, many from the bike world, gathered here at Bethune Beach Park Saturday to remember Bill Keith, a long-time industry member and athlete.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Ian Hylands as its full-time photographer and videographer.
KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Raleigh Bicycles has promoted George Simone to national sales director, the company announced Monday.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Robert Fortune, a member of the family that owns Saris Cycling Group and an active cycling advocate, died recently at age 90 after a long illness.
Bob Fortune was the father of Chris Fortune, who co-owns Saris with his wife Sarah.
MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) — ISPO BIKE has a new exhibition director as longtime community manager David Badalec takes over while Eva Schlangenotto is taking maternity leave, the trade show announced Friday.
Badalec has been community manager for the action sports segment for seven years.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Skins Compression has appointed Johnny West as its new North American general manager.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Paul Levine is joining Specialized Bicycle Components’ retailer education program, SBCU. Levine, the founder of Signiture Cycles, will teach dealers "the implementation and refinement of a sustainable fit business."
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Jason Federico to its global sales team in aftermarket sales support and hired Steven Sperling for the newly created position of customer service representative.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Bernie Doering, who headed Easton-Bell Sports’ global sales up until last summer, is back at the company. The former Nike executive had resigned his position with EBS last July.
PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Alan Nordin, former president of Fallbrook Technologies’ bicycle division, has joined Slidepad Technologies Inc. as an executive advisor.
SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies has hired Daniel Shiau vice president of R&D and product engineering.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN) — European industry veteran Andi Schmidt, has joined Hayes Components as its European marketing manager.
SUN PRAIRIE, WI (BRAIN) — Chris Clinton is joining Challenge North America as marketing and OE sales director, the company announced Tuesday.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Triathlon is now a separate department within the Italian clothing brand Castelli, the company announced Monday.
GILBERT, AZ (BRAIN) — USA BMX has hired Jason “Shooter” McGuire as editor and photographer of Pull Magazine, which goes out to the race association’s more than 65,000 members.
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Dannie Nall has joined Exustar USA as general manager as the shoe and pedal brand looks to increase its presence in the U.S.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Duncan Riffle, a two-time U.S. downhill champion, is joining SRAM's marketing communications team as North American mountain bike PR and media coordinator.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN) — Greg Brodsky, longtime leader of The Bike Cooperative, stepped aside Feb. 1 as outdoor industry veteran Scott Barrett became the new president of the retailer-owned cooperative.