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.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has announced new sales reps in the Southeast and New England territories.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Kyle Casteel is leaving Raleigh USA after 13 years with the organization, most recently as senior product/brand manager.
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.
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.
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.
AVONDALE, AZ (BRAIN)—Santini U.S. is expanding its outside sales force with the addition of a national custom clothing coordinator and territorial reps covering Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Northern California.
BAD URACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Magura has restructured its bike parts sector internally at its German headquarters in an effort to deliver fast and efficient workshop services to dealers and end consumers.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (BRAIN)—Cyclocross Magazine has added a third member of its editorial team, Joanna Jones, who starts as managing editor.
Jones is an avid cyclist and former collegiate racer. She will steer the publication's print and online content and its community-contributed content.
MONTREAL, Canada (BRAIN)—Hans Bergman announced Monday that he is stepping down as general manager of Assos North America to take a position with the ski clothing company Kjus North America.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Jim Keefe has joined the management team behind the Bicycle Leadership Conference.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) Friday August 10 2012—Rolf Prima has hired Cameron Langham as sales manager for the wheel maker’s domestic and international sales.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Terry Cooke for its USA R&D team in San Luis Obipso.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Brett Lindstrom, national and international sales manager for Speedplay, has left the company “to focus on new projects and spend some time with my family,” he told BRAIN this week.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday August 7 2012 3:52 PM MT—Easton-Bell Sports has named Marty Mares as director if its Easton Cycling business unit.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association, the organization governing high school mountain biking, has named Doug Selee as its new executive director.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)— Yakima Products has expanded the territory covered by one of its sales rep groups, Rocky Mountain Rep Group. Effective Wednesday, Rocky Mountain will represent Yakima in Colorado and New Mexico, as well as Utah and Wyoming.
LONDON (BRAIN) — During NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony Friday, a commentator noted that a flying dove bicycle segment reminded him of the iconic image of a flying bike from the 1980s movie classic, ET, the Extra Terrestrial.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) Friday July 27 2012 10:29 AM MT—Giant has hired Pearl Izumi co-founder Stan Mavis to run its global clothing and gear business.
Mavis co-founded Pearl Izumi in the USA in 1988, and also served as president of Sugoi for four years.