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Posted January 3, 2012
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cycling journalist John Wilcockson is leaving Velo magazine for the Move Press title Peloton. Patrick O'Grady, a part-time web editor and cartoonist for Velo and VeloNews.com, also has left the organization.

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Posted December 22, 2011
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—Performance road retailer Ikon Cycles has moved to a bigger location in Sacramento, tripling in size to 1,500 square feet, but don’t expect to find more bikes on display. Instead, owner Adrian Moore has expanded his fit area, installed a bank of Tacx trainers and put in a customer lounge.
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Posted December 20, 2011
ARROYO GRANDE, CA (BRAIN)—Ira Hughes, who started work at his bike shop when he was 12, died Thursday night of a brain tumor after a seven-month-long illness. Hughes was 58.

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Posted December 20, 2011
Amazon.com appears to moving more aggressively into sales of bike gear with the hiring of Paul Calandrella as Senior Vendor Manager for Cycling. Calandrella most recently was involved with Specialized's consumer direct sales efforts.

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Posted December 19, 2011
Penny Westman, who has represented GT Bicycles and Felt during her long career, is retiring.

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Posted December 15, 2011
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Future Publishing, a media group whose titles include Procycling magazine, Cyclingnews.com and BikeRadar.com, has hired a former VeloNews sales executive as its North American sales director for its sports titles.

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Posted December 15, 2011
MALAGA, NJ (BRAIN)—BMX and mountain biking legend Eric Carter is heading up Hyper Bicycles' new mountain bike program, the company announced this week.

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Posted December 13, 2011
FULLERTON, CA (BRAIN)—Toby Henderson founded THE Cycle Group in November and recently hired Michelle Enriquez as the company’s vice president of operations and Michael Gamstetter is senior brand manager. All three were formerly employees of VSI Products.

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Posted December 8, 2011
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Planet X Bikes has hired former bike journalist John Stevenson as head of marketing.

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Posted December 5, 2011
MIDDLETOWN, PA (BRAIN)—Quality Bicycle Products began shipping from its new warehouse in Middletown, Pennsylvania, Dec. 1, hitting its anticipated deadline. The 125,000-square-foot facility, coined Q-East, is a leased warehouse and employs 41 people.

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Posted December 5, 2011
Rick Wilks rejoins industry at FSA

MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—After a four-year hiatus from the bike industry, Rick Wilks is back, joining FSA as its new Director of Business Development.

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Posted November 21, 2011
KENT, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—Cyclemotion’s Mark Bickerton is taking on a new role as brand ambassador and head of international sales for Proviz, a U.K. supplier of high-visibility cycling apparel.

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Posted November 18, 2011
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Honey Stinger has restructured its sales team in order to strengthen its focus in key categories and regions.

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Posted November 17, 2011
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has expanded its team with the addition of a new product director and a technical specialist.

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Posted November 14, 2011
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Blueseventy, leading supplier of open water and triathlon wetsuits, has hired John Duquette as country head for North America.

Duquette previously worked for the company from 2007 through 2010 before joining the sales team at Orca for the 2011 season.

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Posted November 14, 2011
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Former Specialized director of U.S. sales John Thompson starts today at Giant USA in the newly created role of executive director of sales.

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Posted November 7, 2011
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—After close to 15 years with Specialized Bicycle Components, John “JT” Thompson has resigned from his position as director of U.S. sales, according to an email that went out to dealers Monday evening.

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Posted November 3, 2011
HILDEBRAN, NC; MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Gene DiMenna has joined DeFeet International as its national sales manager. DiMenna spent several years leading segments of Trek Bicycle’s sales territories.
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Posted November 1, 2011
SEATTLE, WA; HAILFINGEN, Germany (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Raymond Calvert to the role of vice president and chief financial officer.

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Posted October 31, 2011
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Rich Palmer has left Intense where he worked as director of global sales. Prior to his role at Intense, Palmer, a longtime industry veteran, had been the general manager and chief operating officer at Mavic. He had been with Mavic for 10 years.

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