BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — A few personnel changes in the bike industry this week.
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.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Douglas Ritter has joined Mavic, Inc., representing the brand as sales rep in Nevada and Arizon effective November 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN) — Greg Hind, founder of Hind Performance and GH Sports, died Wednesday after a short illness. He was 66.
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Dirt Rag Magazine has hired longtime industry journalist Mike Cushionbury as editor.
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.
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.
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.
NORTHVALE, NJ (BRAIN) — Jamis Bicycles has hired Mike Abrams as Eastern regional sales manager.
ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — Former UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team trainer and soigneur, Bill Haelsen, died Monday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina. Haelsen was 45 years old.
MONROVIA, CA (BRAIN) — If you’ve called American Cycle Systems (ACS BMX) in the last 40 years, chances are you’ve spoken with Sheri Johnson, who is retiring this week after a long career with the brand.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has promoted Dwayne Weddle to its global sales team, where he will be responsible for OEM sales support.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — The Sea Otter Classic has added Mike McCormack and Wendy Booher to its communications staff. The two replace outgoing communications director Donna Brown.
RICHMOND, VA (BRAIN) — Retailer Ann “Spike” Toler, a mainstay of the Richmond cycling scene who unexpectedly passed away last week at age 50, will be remembered during a tribute mountain bike ride Wednesday originating at her shop, Coqui Cyclery.
HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN) — Kyle Bennett, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic BMX team, was killed early Sunday in a single-vehicle auto accident.
According to reports, Bennett, 33, died when he drove his truck off a road and through a culvert, hitting several trees and a gate.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP has promoted Matt Larson to brand manager of its Foundry Cycles and Whisky Parts Company subsidiaries, promoting him from his position as art director for the two lines.