OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct, U.S. distributor for Magura, Vaude and Uvex, has hired Paul Giarratano as its new sales and product manager.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group has hired Aaron Hersh, a longtime Inside Triathlon contributing editor, accomplished triathlete and respected bike technology expert, to the position of senior editor at Triathlete Magazine.
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired Ed Adair as its sales representative for its newly created western territory in Northern California.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports has hired John Solinsky for the position of parts and accessories product manager.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has hired Jeffrey Bramhall as its new operations/logistics manager.
Prior to arriving at Pedro's, Bramhall was a key member of Landry's Bike shop.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Hugh Walton and Shelley Gedak are sharing management responsibilities at Veltec Sports following the return of former CEO Manfred Krikke Jr. to its Dutch parent company and the departure of other senior managers.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Ian Ferguson as its new U.S. sales manager.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s has let go of Chris Zigmont as its chief executive officer. Matthew Simpson, Pedro’s chief operating officer will step up to replace Zigmont as Pedro’s interim chief executive officer.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Ming Tan as its new general manager. He’ll be responsible for the Ritchey Design and Syncros Applied Technology brands in North America.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—After more than seven years with Crankbrothers, Christina Orlandella is leaving her role as the company’s marketing director for sights (far) north.
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Jon Swanson has joined Reynolds Cycling as vice president of product management.
BAXTER, IA (BRAIN)—Phil Wood, the man responsible for sealed hubs and bottom brackets, died on March 14 at his daughter's home in Roseville, California. He was 83.
CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods has hired Chad Geithman as its new sales representative for the Pacific Northwest territory of Oregon and Washington.
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling vice president of sales and marketing Jonathan Geran is leaving the company to transition to a new phase in life.
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has hired Craig “Stikman” Glaspell as its new marketing manager.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles' former director of sales and marketing Paul Cusick has taken the position of global sales manager at Sixsixone.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear (Hincapie) has hired Scott Hedin as a retail sales representative for the brand in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes has hired Jon Kennedy as marketing brand manager; he will work out of their Kent, Washington, headquarters.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The Competitor Group (CGI) has hired Bouker Pool as its senior vice president of marketing.