CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—Michael Gamstetter has been hired as marketing manager of VSI Products.
VSI Products is the parent company of Intense BMX, Sinz, The, Vigor, Its, Eye and Ave. The company is based in Southern California.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face has appointed Derek Wills as its North American sales and business development manager.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Sean Coffey as its U.S. director of marketing, a newly created position that will bolster Ritchey Design’s marketing team in its efforts to strengthen the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brand positions.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing MTB marketing manager Greg Lenac is leaving the company to work for VAS Entertainment as acquisitions category manager, handling MTB, BMX, moto and outdoor.
His last day at Fox Racing is June 30.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group (ABG) has hired David Mootz as an independent sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana for the Quintana Roo, Litespeed and Merlin brands.
HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has hired Marty Ryerson to service accounts in the Arizona and Southern Nevada region. Ryerson is a member of MJM Associates.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based retailer and pioneer of the messenger bag, has hired Greg Bass as its new product and design director.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group (SCG) has promoted David Cathcart to vice president of sales.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Zipp Speed Weaponry wheel product manager Jim Douglas lost his life this past Saturday in a car accident.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has appointed Cindy Marshall as its new chief marketing officer.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycles founder King Liu is set to embark on his latest cycling journey, “Green World on Wheels,” June 14-19 in The Netherlands. Over a six-day period, King will complete a 500km ride (310 miles) through the nation described as a “cycling paradise.”
FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Cantitoe Road has hired industry veteran John Bradley as its director of sales. Bradley will develop Cantitoe Road’s sales and dealer network.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Riding a Breezer Finesse commuter bike, Patrick Cunnane, president of Advanced Sports, Inc., won the annual Bike versus Car versus Transit race held Wednesday in Philadelphia, beating the competition by nearly six minutes.
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Topeak has hired Eddie O'Dea as its U.S. in-market representative.
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Todson has hired Bert Low as its new sales manager.
Low will be handling sales to national sporting good chains as well as Todson’s network of wholesale distributors, according to a press release.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has promoted Aaron Tieman to national sales manager, replacing Steve Glazer.
Glazer, who had been with Marin for 10 years, chose to pursue opportunities outside the industry, according to a press release.
VISALIA, CA (BRAIN)—"I have nothing to hide."
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Scott Struve joined Hayes Bicycle Group earlier this week as its director of marketing and product management, a newly created position at the Wisconsin-based company.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has promoted Larry Burke to the newly created position of national sales manager. Burke, who has been Mavic’s longtime OEM sales manager, now also will handle aftermarket sales.
WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Cyclist Floyd Landis, who lost his Tour de France title after a positive drug test, has admitted systematic doping and accused fellow American Lance Armstrong of doing the same, two reports said Thursday.
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