BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — David Abeles has left Competitor Group Inc., where he had been president and CEO since last March. San Diego-based CGI owns Velo and Triathlete magazines and other endurance sports media properties and events. It has not announced plans to replace Abeles.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran and Independent Fabrication co-founder Mike Flanigan — who spent the past 12 years running his own fabrication shop, Alternative Needs Transportation — has joined custom bike maker Seven Cycles as a welder and bike builder.
BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has promoted Ming Tan to manager of custom sales as the brand experiences an explosion in custom orders. Craft's custom division grew 96 percent last year, the company said.
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (BRAIN) — Tifosi Optics has made two additions to its national sales management team and hired a new creative director.
CARLSTADT, N.J. (BRAIN) — Action Bicycle USA is expanding its outside sales force with the hiring of Bob South for the Michigan, Northern Indiana and Chicago territory.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey Design has made additions to its marketing staff worldwide.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) – USA Triathlon recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors. Staci Brode, Ben Collins and Joel Rosinbum recently began serving on the 12-member board.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — SRAM has named Declan Doyle brand manager for Zipp.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has hired longtime Bike Rumor contributor and tech editor Saris Mercanti to a new marketing role. Working with sales and marketing manager Bryan Mason, Mercanti will oversee brand communication, in-house content creation and help expand the brand’s moto division.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has added three new outside sales reps.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matthew Pfeffer, a long-time bike industry testing engineer and vice president of global operations at ACT Lab, died Thursday. He was 50.
Pfeffer died from complications stemming from an acute case of influenza.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Enthusiast Network, the publisher of Bike magazine, has made two appointments at the title. At the same time, Bike has consolidated its team at TEN's new headquarters in Carlsbad.
SEYMOUR, Ct. (BRAIN) — Thule Group has promoted two long-term associates to vice president positions in sales and marketing.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Blair Clark has joined GU Energy Labs, where he will lead the nutrition brand's sales efforts as vice president of sales. Clark has been senior vice president of sales and marketing for Smith Optics for the past 11 years.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Carla Hukee has joined Pivot Cycles, where she will be handling Pivot's brand and communications, the company announced Friday.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has hired six new staff members in three departments. Most notably, the hires include Andy Sparks as director of track programs and Mark Guthart as technical director.
BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has named Eric Schenker as its new CEO. Schenker takes over the role after 10 years with the company. He previously was director of sales and marketing.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Race announcer, event promoter and journalist Richard Fries is set to become the new executive director of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, also known as MassBike.
WILTON, Ct. (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries, parent of the Cycling Sports Group and its stable of brands, which include Cannondale, GT, Schwinn, Caloi and Sugoi, has added several new hires in the new year in its recreational division.