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Posted October 20, 2011
MARIETTA, GA (BRAIN)—BMX legend and master wheel builder John Kovachi passed away on Wednesday morning from kidney failure. He was 46.

The former BMX racer started Kovachi Wheels in Georgia in 1989.

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Posted October 20, 2011
PORTSMOUTH, UK (BRAIN)—Former Olympic cyclist Derek Bouchard-Hall has been hired by Wiggle as its head of performance development.

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Posted October 18, 2011
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Domenic Malvestuto, a longtime bicycle retailer and influential figure in the Phoenix, Arizona, cycling community, died this month at his home in Phoenix after battling colon cancer. He was 68, and is survived by his wife of 22 years, Judy Malvestuto.

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Posted October 17, 2011
GENT, Belgium (BRAIN)—Jacques Lenel, a former French retailer who played a key role in the formation of the European Two Wheelers Association (ETRA), has died.

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Posted October 14, 2011
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has hired Nat McAllister as its new director of supplier relations. McAllister comes to the co-op with significant experience in the industry, serving as general manager for a multi-store dealer in New England.

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Posted October 13, 2011
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named Steve Harden as senior director of North American sales.

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Posted October 11, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Stile Products, the new Los Angeles-based distributor for urban cycling brands Tern Bicycles and BioLogic accessories, has hired Dale Aguas as its North American territory manager.

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Posted October 10, 2011
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox has added Dennis Lane as its new bicycle division vice president and general manager. Lane had been with Giant Bicycles as global director of product development.

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Posted October 4, 2011
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles has hired David Haberkam and Shawn Barry as sales representatives for the Idaho, Montana and Wyoming territories.

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Posted October 4, 2011
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply has promoted three members of its purchasing and product development team and reorganized them into two departments.

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Posted October 3, 2011
REDLANDS, CA (BRAIN)—Five Ten has appointed Wally Barker as its new chief financial officer.

His professional background includes serving as president and CFO of Quiksilver, Japan.

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Posted October 2, 2011
RENO, NV (BRAIN)—TEXmarket USA has hired Mike Taylor as its operations manager.

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Posted September 26, 2011
MUKILTEO, WA (BRAIN)—Matthew Bianchi is moving from his technical service/neutral support position in Washington state to the Denver area, where he will manage FSA's new Rocky Mountain territory offering sales and technical support to retailers, and neutral support at local races.

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Posted September 25, 2011
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant global director of product development Dennis Lane has decided to leave the company at the end of September.

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Posted September 25, 2011
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—BMX rider Rickey Bates died last week in a car crash. He was 23.

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Posted September 17, 2011
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Schumacher, formerly Sports Authority's chief marketing officer, "has resigned from The Sports Authority," the company said in a brief statement.

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Posted September 17, 2011
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Verde PR & Consulting as its public relations agency of record.

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Posted September 17, 2011
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has added Scott Carey to its network of independent sales representatives.

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Posted September 13, 2011
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Devin Walton and Harald Troost are leaving Shimano. Walton, who handled North America media relations for Shimano, is leaving at the end of the month. Troost, who handled media relations in Europe, is joining Koga Bicycles.

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Posted September 13, 2011
NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada—Ryders Eyewear has hired Roy Williams to fill its buyer and product developer role.

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