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Posted December 4, 2012

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN) — Alan Offenberg has been named chief executive officer by the Compass Diversified Holdings board and will remain on the company’s board of directors. Compass is the parent of Fox and CamelBak.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted December 3, 2012
Ayotte at the 2012 Interbike Outdoor Demo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — After 13 years with Fizik, Suzette Ayotte, is stepping down.   

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 28, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM is adding to its marketing muscle with the hires of Elayna Caldwell and Chris Zigmont. Each will be making the move to Chicago as they take on their new roles next January. 

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Posted November 28, 2012
Austin McInerny

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The board of directors for the nonprofit that runs high school cycling leagues has shuffled the organization’s top-paid position, replacing recent executive director hire Doug Selee with Austin McInerny, a seasoned member of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, or NICA.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 28, 2012
Jessica Ginster

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN) — The Wisconsin Bike Fed has hired Jessica Ginster as development director. 

Ginster will provide strategic direction in developing donor relations and expanding the Bike Fed’s presence, impact and funding statewide. 

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted November 28, 2012

SUN VALLEY, IDAHO (BRAIN)—Terry Duran has stepped down as the national sales manager for Scott Sports’ U.S. bicycle division. It’s a role Duran had held since it was created in January 2011.

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Posted November 26, 2012
Tim Jackson

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles USA has named Tim Jackson as its new marketing manager. Jackson was previously brand manager of Masi Bicycles before becoming a product manager for ASI, and most recently marketing manager for Pivot Cycles/ BH Bikes USA.

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Posted November 21, 2012

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Todd Grant as its vice president of global sales. He will manage inside, domestic and international sales. Grant will be based out of Niner’s Fort Collins, Colorado, office.

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Posted November 20, 2012
Cantelearist heads sales for BMC in California; FSA bulks up European office; Still promoted at SmartEtailing

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — A few personnel changes in the bike industry this week.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted November 20, 2012

LOUISVILLE, CO (BRAIN) — Juergen Eckmann is stepping down as president of Pearl Izumi, the company announced Tuesday, after 11 years with the company. Eckmann will be replaced by Mike O'Connor, who is being promoted from vice president of consumer service, retail & distribution.

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Posted November 19, 2012

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Douglas Ritter has joined Mavic, Inc., representing the brand as sales rep in Nevada and Arizon effective November 1.

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Posted November 16, 2012

VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Campagnolo has hired Joshua Riddle to coordinate and implement a global marketing strategy for the company’s brands. Riddle’s background includes stints at Trek Bicycle and Pinarello, as well as work in Europe and Latin America.

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Posted November 9, 2012

AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Julien Carron is stepping down as technology coordinator at the international cycling union, UCI, at the end of November, the organization announced Friday.

Carron has been central to the UCI's equipment approval program, including its "UCI Approved" frame stickers.

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Posted November 6, 2012

EMERYVILLE, CA (BRAIN) — Capo Cycling Apparel has reached a new sales partnership with Scot Allen and Jeff Gold of the Gold Agency.

The two will now represent Capo in the Midwest cycling market, including Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.

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Posted November 5, 2012

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN) — FSA has a new boss in the U.S. market. Lance Bohlen, 56, has officially taken over as the company’s managing director, replacing Matt VanEnkevort, who left in June to become CEO at Marin Bicycles.

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Posted November 2, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN) — Greg Hind, founder of Hind Performance and GH Sports, died Wednesday after a short illness. He was 66.

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Posted November 2, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dirt Rag Magazine has hired longtime industry journalist Mike Cushionbury as editor. 

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted October 30, 2012

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN) — Honey Stinger has added several new hires and made some internal promotions. The company said it is experiencing rapid sales growth across all categories.

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Posted October 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Rocky Mountain Bicycles has added new sales reps in the U.S, in addtion to new inside sales and demo staff members.

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Posted October 25, 2012

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Sales agency New England Athletic has a new name and has added Cervélo and Focus bikes to its portfolio.

The agency has been renamed GPM Sports Group.

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