People

Posted September 18, 2012
Fee returns to brand to manage US and Canadian operations

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN) — David Fee is returning to Yakima Products after a roughly one-year absence from the company.

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Posted September 14, 2012
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Yeti Cycles has hired industry vet Nick Ramey as its national accounts manager. Ramey will be overseeing Yeti's sales rep firms with a focus on the Rocky Mountain territory.
 
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Posted September 13, 2012

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN) — BMC-USA has hired Matt Heitmann its new director of marketing, the company announced this week. Heitmann was previously director of bike marketing for Backcountry.com, the parent of Competive Cyclist and other online retailer brands.

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Posted September 12, 2012

PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN) — John Comer, a longtime industry executive who retired from Kent International last year, died at his home on Monday. He was 68 and died of complications from an accident.

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Posted September 12, 2012

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN) — Lifeboat Events, the organizer of DealerCamp and PressCamp, is restructuring its management team, a process that included the departure of Lifeboat's communication director, Chris Zigmont.

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Posted September 11, 2012

KENT, WA (BRAIN) — Industry vet Mark Landsaat has been named senior product manager at Raleigh  USA.

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Posted September 11, 2012

AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN) — Santini U.S. is continuing to expand its sales force with new reps covering Pennsylvania, Florida and Southern California.

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Posted September 10, 2012

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Scott Oliver, former director of North American sales for bike at Easton-Bell Sports, is no longer with the company. His last day was Friday.

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Posted September 10, 2012
Josh Patterson

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Josh Patterson, the former editor of Dirt Rag magazine, is joining Future Plc.'s Bike Radar U.S. team as a technical writer.


Patterson will officially start with BikeRadar on Monday, Sept. 17,  the first day of OutDoor Demo for Interbike.

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Posted September 10, 2012
Bay Area agency adds Bell and Blackburn as clients

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN) — Former ProTour mechanic and Velo magazine tech editor Nick Legan is joining the Dispach communications agency.

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Posted September 7, 2012
Former Specialized and Trek manager joins Bluetooth communications brand

PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN) — Cardo, the maker of Bluetooth communications systems for cyclists, has hired Mike Abrams as its Eastern territory manager, and Brenda Lyons as a Western sales rep.

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Posted September 4, 2012
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Posted September 4, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has promoted John Solinsky to Oval Concepts product and brand manager.

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Posted August 29, 2012

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) — ENVE has hired a new director of engineering, Scott Nielson, formerly of Trek Bicycle Corp.

Nielson has 15 years of composites engineering, testing, and manufacturing experience.

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Posted August 28, 2012
Ken Avery

RATZENRIED, Germany (BRAIN) —Vittoria wants to grow its market share in mountain bike tires in the U.S. and recently hired Ken Avery as a dedicated brand and product manager for its Geax off-road tire line.  

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Tradeshows and conferences / People
Posted August 22, 2012

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)Zoot Sports has announced new sales reps in the Southeast and New England territories.

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Posted August 22, 2012

KENT, WA (BRAIN)Kyle Casteel is leaving Raleigh USA after 13 years with the organization, most recently as senior product/brand manager.

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Posted August 22, 2012

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)Giant USA has added Karsten Hagen as Northwest regional manager. His region includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Northern California.

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Posted August 21, 2012

Leslie Bohm, who passed away Monday at 59, had a long history in the bike industry, with many friends among retailers and suppliers. Many of them have offered their remembrances to BRAIN.

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Posted August 21, 2012
Leslie Bohm

Leslie Bohm, who devoted his career to cycling and to helping independent bike shops compete with larger vendors, died Monday evening after several years of fighting cancer. He was 59.

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