NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue competition Cycles has hired four new outside sales reps to help promote the growing brand. With a strong ad campaign helping fuel increasing interest in the line, the need to have better representation in key territories has been a major focus over the past 12 months.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Lars-Erik Johnson to its U.S. bicycle group. He will join the bike marketing department and assist in communications, Web projects and coordinating media samples.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology has added new independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States and is seeking additional reps to join the independent sales team other key regions.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company has hired Phil Allison as its director of information technology and Lee Nicholson as its director of distribution operations.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Scott Fornter to its U.S. bicycle group. Fornter will join the bike-sales department and manage the Orange County/San Diego territory.
OZONE PARK, NY (BRAIN)—Wayne Sosin, president of New York's Worksman Cycles, was recently featured in the New York Times. He talked about the difficulties his company is facing in light of a slowing economy.
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LAUGHLINTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—Speedgoat Bicycles, Inc., a leading Internet retailer of bicycles, has appointed Don Belt its chief operating officer.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Tom Gorton, founder of Sausalito-based design agency Studio Aspect, has provided product branding and marketing design services to Marin on a contract basis since 2003. Gorton now joins Marin as of January 1, 2009 as vice president – branding & design.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has hired Doug Dye. He will join the bike sales department and manage the Minnesota territory.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Look Cycle International has hired former Hutchinson general manager Eric Van Haverbeke as its new vice president of sales and marketing. He'll start his new position in January.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Mary Margaret Sloan has been appointed as the new president of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Lori Harrod the new president elect.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson USA general manager Eric Van Haverbeke is stepping down on December 19.
He's been with the company for seven years.
"I have decided to move and find new challenges within the bicycle industry," he added.
Van Haverbeke didn't respond for further comment.
SCITUATE, MA (BRAIN)—Anyone that's been to numerous tradeshows and racing events probably knows Steve Long and his entrepreneurial spirit.
Long (pictured) passed away on December 4 from brain cancer.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. has hired four new employees including Tim Edwards as director of operations, Luke Elrath as Breezer brand manager, Paul DelBuono as product services manager and Barrett James as compliance administrator.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Bicycles has hired Chris Bingham as its new warranty manager.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant has bolstered its global product development team with three new hires in the last three weeks.
ALPINE, NJ (BRAIN)—The New York City man who died last Wednesday from a Nov. 9 cycling accident on Route 9W will be remembered with a memorial ride this Sunday.
BLOOMFIELD, CT (BRAIN)—Brian Tinsley kept asking for a job as a mechanic at Mike Wolf’s store, but Wolf kept telling him no—that is unless he got some credible training.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has restructured its executive team to facilitate its financial and production operations, as well as streamline and accelerate its sales and marketing efforts around the world.
MILTON, FL (BRAIN)—Christoph Vogl will join Formula Brake as division coordinator/consultant for the company's North American market.
Vogl has been in the bicycle industry for 12 years and earned his mechanical engineering degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.