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Posted July 17, 2011
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA (BRAIN)—Norbert Olberz, founder of Sport Chalet, passed away from natural causes last Friday. He was 86.

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Posted July 13, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—After one too many close calls because of rutted and washed out trails in the Southern California trail systems, 18-year industry veteran and music producer Jim Furey has had enough and will be using album sales from his music project Solarno (click on link) to help raise funds for the Internati
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Posted July 13, 2011

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Oakley's Steve Blick and his family have launched "I Ride For the Kids" (www.irideforthekids.com). A portal of information inspired by sports, “I Ride For the Kids” serves as a resource for families dealing with Pediatric Cancer. Click on title and then "Visit Link" to check it out.

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Posted July 13, 2011
SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis is transitioning out from his post as president of Serotta Sport, and has teamed with Woolmark to help grow awareness and demand for Australian Merino wool within the sports apparel sector.

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Posted July 12, 2011
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Tim Jackson has been hired as marketing manager for the BH and Pivot brands.

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Posted July 11, 2011
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak has hired Hugh Ewing as its sales and operations manager.

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Posted July 11, 2011
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has hired Scott Sharples as marketing manager/brand ambassador.

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Posted July 10, 2011
FRISCO, TX (BRAIN)—Mark Whitehead, a member of the U.S. track cycling team that participated in blood doping during the 1984 Summer Olympics, creating a scandal that led to the practice being banned from the sport, has died. He was 50.

Details regarding his cause of death weren't available.

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Posted July 6, 2011
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Jon Swanson has joined Giant Bicycles as global category manager-road.

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Posted July 5, 2011
CORONA, CA (BRAIN)—Craig "Stikman" Glaspell will now head up action sports development and be involved with mountain bike marketing at Troy Lee Designs.

"My focus is all action sports, without motors..." he said in an email to colleagues and friends about his new position with Troy Lee.

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Posted June 29, 2011
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Denver-based Boa Technology, maker of the patented Boa Closure System, has hired Vin Connolly as its global category manager.

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Posted June 28, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ben Delaney, long-time editor of VeloNews, has resigned and Competitor Group, Inc., the magazine’s owner, has begun a search for a replacement, said Bouker Pool, CGI’s senior vice president of marketing.

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Posted June 21, 2011
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles has hired Mike Giraud as the company's product development specialist.

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Posted June 20, 2011
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Joe Schwartz as brand specialist.

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Posted June 19, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Charlie Cooper, former vice president and general manager of Leisure Trends Group, has been promoted to president of the market research company. He takes over for Jim Spring, Leisure Trends founder and president for the past 22 years.

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Posted June 17, 2011
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Increasing their sales team, Rolf Prima has partnered with Marc Katz to handle their Southeast territory, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. In addition to Rolf Prima, Katz represents Castelli, Kask, Focus and Ortlieb.

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Posted June 17, 2011
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell Sports has tapped action sports industry veteran Scott Oliver as its new director of sales for bike in North America. Oliver fills the position left by Pat Hus when he accepted the role as Interbike’s managing director last month.

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Posted June 16, 2011
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has added new reps to its outside sales force.

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Posted June 15, 2011
CAMARILLO, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has hired Erin Cabezut, Paul Ribich and Mark Still.

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Posted June 15, 2011
OGDEN, UT (BRAIN)—Suunto's North American subsidiary has hired David Grayson as national sales manager for the United States. Grayson brings experience from run, bike and outdoor specialty as well as general sporting goods.

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