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Posted March 12, 2014
Fast growing Florida manufacturer consults with former Serotta CEO
Bill Watkins (left) with Catrike GM Mark Egeland in Catrike's factory.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Catrike, a fast growing manufacturer of high performance recumbent tricycles, is consulting with former Serotta CEO Bill Watkins as the company contemplates its growth strategy.

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Posted March 12, 2014
John Cheever (center) Jeff Shupe (L) and F.K. Day (R)

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — John Cheever, an engineering leader at SRAM since soon after the company's founding, has died at age 50 after a three-year battle with brain cancer, the company announced Wednesday.

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Posted March 12, 2014
Event owner and Velo and Triathlete magazine publisher names new CEO, CFO and CMO

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has named David Abeles as its new CEO, Barrett Garrison as CFO and Keith Kendrick as Chief Marketing Officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted March 11, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery, formerly of Backcountry.com and Scott USA, is joining Colorado-based PR and marketing agency Verde Brand Communications. Montgomery will head up Verde's bike division.

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Posted March 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Industry vet Tim Jackson has left Focus Bicycles, where he was North American marketing manager.

"It wasn’t my decision to leave, though I understand the reasoning behind the decision made by others," he said. 

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Posted March 6, 2014

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina USA has hired Terry Duran as national sales manager, effective immediately.

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Posted March 4, 2014

St. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Spanish sports technology company BKOOL.com has hired longtime bike industry veteran Craig Harrison as its first U.S. brand manager.

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Posted March 3, 2014

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) – Cane Creek Cycling Components announced two new hires on Monday:  senior design engineer Jim Rathbun and marketing coordinator Joel Burgess.

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Posted March 3, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has promoted Nic Sims from U.S. bike marketing manager to US marketing director across all divisions, including Scott's bike, wintersports, moto and running categories.  

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Posted March 3, 2014

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Tern Bicycles founder Josh Hon has been selected as an expert for a panel discussion on urban transportation at next month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference.

Posted in International Tagged People / Events
Posted March 3, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) – Australian parts and accessories maker JetBlack Cycling has promoted its U.S. brand director, Mike Ely, to international sales director. Ely joined JetBlack last spring — to lead an expansion of the brand’s U.S.

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Posted March 3, 2014

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM announced two changes in its management staff. Former category manager Charles Becker is now business and industry strategist, and Ron Ritzler, former category manager for mountain bike drivetrain, is now category manager for road and triathlon in addition to mountain.

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Posted March 2, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Australian bike accessory brand JetBlack has promoted Mike Ely from U.S. brand director to international sales director.

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Posted February 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Scott Dickey has been appointed CEO of Source Interlink Media, the parent company of Bike and Transworld BMX magazines, as well as larger titles such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, and Surfer.

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Posted February 25, 2014

MOORPARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — BMX legend Leigh Ramsdell will be joining Mongoose as as team manager for all riders this year, the company announced this week. Ramsdell rode professionally from 1993 to 2005, for sponsors including Eastern Bikes, DK Bicycles, and Play Clothing among others.

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Posted February 24, 2014

SHARON HILL, Pa. (BRAIN) – Nathan's CEO, Bridgit Lombard, has been accepted into the International Young Presidents' Organization, the company said.

Lombard was promoted to the brand's CEO role in July.

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Posted February 20, 2014

GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jason Gibb has joined Mountain Flyer Magazine's sales staff, the publisher announced this week.

Gibb will be joining associate publisher Scott Leonard to help build online, print and sponsorship opportunities for the Gunnison, Colo.-based publication.

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Posted February 18, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Momentum Sports Group, the owner and operator of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, has hired Jasen Thorpe and Thorpe Marketing to manage and execute all public and media relations for the team this year.

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Posted February 18, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon, the national governing body for triathlon, recently announced that Chuck Menke was promoted to chief marketing officer. Menke was hired in February 2010 as director of marketing and communications. 

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Posted February 18, 2014

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Two-time Ironman world champion Scott Tinley and former triathlon journalist Mike Plant have announced the launch of trihistory.com.

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