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Posted January 31, 2011

FRANKLIN, TN (BRAIN)—Michael “Mike” Melton, 61, the builder and designer of bikes ridden by the successful 1984 and 1988 Olympic teams, died in his sleep last Thursday.

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Posted January 28, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Tim Jackson as lifestyle/transportation category manager for its Fuji, Breezer and SE brands.

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Posted January 28, 2011

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Pivot Cycles and BH Bikes have added Travis Erwin to their staff.

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Posted January 28, 2011

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has hired Elayna Caldwell in the newly created position of marketing director.

She had been marketing manager for Fox Racing Shox. She had been with the Northern California company for the last seven years.

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Posted January 27, 2011

DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has promoted longtime client-services representative Brian Rawlings to new-accounts manager.

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Posted January 27, 2011

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has promoted Nat Campbell as apparel and accessories product manager for the U.S. bicycle division.

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Posted January 26, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Géraldine Bergeron is now in charge of European road and tri public relations for SRAM and Zipp.

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Posted January 25, 2011

VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Rob Brandt to IT director.

“Rob started out in our warehouse learning our business, and it was time to take advantage of his skill set," said Lance Donnell, president and CEO of Sinclair Imports.

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Posted January 25, 2011

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-­Bell Sports has named Steve Bigelow as president of its Action Sports division.

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Posted January 24, 2011

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Award winning filmmaker Michael John Evans turned his camera on frame builder Sean Walling of Soulcraft, delivering a slightly different frame building video.

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Posted January 23, 2011

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Both laughter and tears were shared Friday afternoon at a memorial service for Russ Okawa.

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Posted January 21, 2011

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Thorsten Frahm as its new European sales and marketing manager.

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Posted January 19, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC – Gita Sporting Goods has hired Travis Coleman as its sales representative for the mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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Posted January 19, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Chris Morgan and John Huenink (pictured) as sales representatives in strategic markets.

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Posted January 19, 2011

LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Forrest Yelverton, who had been with GT for 21 years as an engineer, has left Cycling Sports Group (CSG). He had been serving as CSG’s vice president of advanced product. CSG owns GT.

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Posted January 13, 2011

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles had added mountain bike marketing assistant Eddie McDonald and engineer Nathan Wright.

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Posted January 13, 2011

CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Bradford Bates has joined Osprey Packs as their new sales director.

Bates will be responsible for managing the company’s domestic sales strategy, and will also work closely with bike sales manager Patrick Piller in managing the IBD channel, according to a press release.

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Posted January 11, 2011

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Recharged from a six-week break following his departure from Scott Sports last fall, Scott Montgomery starts his new job today as chairman of Lifeboat Events, organizer of PressCamp, DealerCamp and Urban PressCamp.

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Posted January 10, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Jason Gaikowski has joined QBP as the director of marketing.

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Posted January 10, 2011

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox chief marketing officer Paul Fidrych has left the company. He was hired last April.

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