CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has named Erik Hamerschlag as their new product line manager. He is rejoining Osprey, where he held several leadership positions from 1994 through 2001, after nine years with Mountain Hardwear, Inc.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has promoted Creig Hart to sales director for its North American operation.
Hart has more than 20 years in the industry and over five years with DT Swiss.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Competitor Group, Inc, a media and event resource in the active lifestyle industry, has appointed Karen Hughes White to the position of vice president of national sales central region.
MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—Manuel Correia, head of international and OEM sales for FSA, has left the company to pursue a career in biodynamic farming.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association elected a new president and welcomed two new members to its board of directors at its annual board meeting last week during the Bicycle Leadership Conference.
OXFORD, MS (BRAIN)—Mercury Bicycle Company has hired Matt Sodnicar as its new national sales manager.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has created two new sales promoter positions, as veteran service course tech Dan Crean was promoted and Eric Zimmer joined the company in mid-March.
CUPERTINO, CA (BRAIN)—Former president and CEO of Kestrel Bicycles, Kevin Kenney, has been hired as senior composites engineer at Apple.
BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN)—Parlee has hired Chris Hewings as its EU sales manager.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Sander Rigney has recently been promoted to SRAM category manager for suspension.
RIEDSTADT, Germany—Clayton Goldsmith, global aftermarket sales manager at Hayes Bicycle Group, resigned from his position effective April 1 to start two new distribution business ventures.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Jon Hadfield, former sales representative of Race Face Components, joins mountain bike frame manufacturer Banshee Bikes as international sales and marketing manager.
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Yeti Cycles has hired John Pentecost for the role of international sales manager.
SANTA CLARA, CA (BRAIN)—Terry Shaw, owner of Shaw’s Lightweight Cycles in Santa Clara, California, is awaiting a heart transplant at Stanford Hospital.
Shaw, who has been in business for nearly 30 years in the Bay Area, is considered a legend among most everyone he's come across.
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox has hired Jim Noonan as its new marketing manager.
Noonan fills the position vacated by Elayna Caldwell, who left Fox earlier this year to take a new marketing director job at Interbike.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hugh Walton, vice president of sales, product and marketing for Veltec Sports, is leaving the company. His last day will be March 31.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Highway Two has appointed George Eubanks as president.
WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has hired golf industry veteran Bob Bartlett for the newly created position of operations manager.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—RockShox has hired Scott Hart as its brand communications manager.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Long Beach real estate broker and cycling advocate Mark Bixby was among four people killed when their Salt Lake City-bound plane crashed along a runway at Long Beach Airport on Wednesday morning.. One person was seriously injured in the crash.