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Posted August 1, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—John Wilcockson, one of the racing world’s best known editors, has left VeloNews after a 24-year career that re-launched the iconic magazine into one of the industry’s best read publications.

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Posted July 28, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Skirt Sports has hired Leanne Hand as its vice president of marketing.

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Posted July 28, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Milay Galvez as its new professional sponsorship manager.

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Posted July 27, 2011
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply has hired Doug Stuart to oversee its marketing department.

Most recently Stuart managed the North America aftermarket sales and marketing arm of Taiwanese suspension supplier SR Suntour.

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Posted July 27, 2011
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named Bobbie Parisi as director of global marketing.

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Posted July 26, 2011
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Just nine short weeks after resurrecting Race Face, the company has hired Dave Murray to be its new operations manager—tasked with streamlining both Canadian and off-shore manufacturing.

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Posted July 19, 2011
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Denver-based Boa Technology has restructured its team, while adding several new employees.

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Posted July 19, 2011
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design director of North American sales Kendall Young has left the company to pursue new opportunities.

"A decade is a considerable tenure with any company and while this is a difficult decision, I sense the time is right for all,” Young said.

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Posted July 18, 2011
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Joe Lawwill has joined Shimano American Corporation as the mountain bike marketing specialist.

Based out of company headquarters in Irvine, California, he will take over all aspects of mountain bike marketing including advertising, sponsorship, events and public relations.

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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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