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Posted March 5, 2012

LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN) Mar 5, 10:30 AM MT—Andy Tompkins has joined Vendor-Link Cycling as vice president of supplier sales and account management.

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Posted March 1, 2012

TORONTO, ON (BRAIN) Mar 1, 16:33 MT—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada announced Thursday that executive director Janet O’Connell will step down from her role later this year.

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Posted February 29, 2012

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN) Feb 29, 12:27 MT—Industry veteran Scott Montgomery is the new CEO and partner in the Idaho-based clothes brand Club Ride.

Montgomery was a longtime executive at Cannondale and later founded Scott Sports' bike division in the U.S.

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Posted February 15, 2012

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Feb 15, 15:27 MT—Former world champion downhill racer Leigh Donovan is joining Interbike as an account executive.

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Posted February 15, 2012

OGDEN, UT (BRAIN) Feb 15, 11:12 MT—Ronnie Points, formerly of Orbea USA, has joined ENVE as national sales manager, the company announced Wednesday.

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Posted February 14, 2012

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) Feb 14, 10:41 MT—Mark Jordan, the former editor of Decline magazine, has joined Fox's bicycle division as global marketing communications manager. Jordan will be charged with communicating the Fox mountain bike product line to the media and consumers.

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Posted February 10, 2012

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) Feb 10, 09:50 MT —Easton-Bell Sports has appointed new presidents of its Bell/Blackburn and Giro/Easton divisions as the company looks to increase the differentiation between each brand.

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Posted February 9, 2012

Editor's note: On the occasion of Ernesto Colnago's 80th birthday, we are re-publishing an article on Colnago's resurgence in the U.S. market. The article originally ran in the September 2011 edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News.

By Doug McClellan

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Posted January 31, 2012

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN) Feb 1, 1:10 MT —Rolf Prima has bolstered its outside sales force, adding a half-dozen new independent reps.

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Posted January 31, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, CA (BRAIN) Jan 31, 14:06 MT—Devin Walton is joining ACT Lab as global logistics manager. Walton’s first assignment is to coordinate and optimize ACT's Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) between the U.S. and China test facilities.

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Posted January 31, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) Jan 31, 12:25 MT—At age 81, Merida founder Ike Tseng passed away Monday. Tseng founded Merida Industry Co. Ltd. in September 1972 and became an icon of the international bicycle industry.

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Posted January 20, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) Jan. 20, 10:15 am MT — Industry veteran Chris DiStefano will be joining the clothing company Rapha starting next month.

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Posted January 19, 2012

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) Jan. 19, 5:47 pm MT— Specialized Bicycle has hired a new general manager for the U.S. market with decades of experience in the footwear and outdoors industry.

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Posted January 9, 2012

In addition to his work for peloton magazine (announced last week), John Wilcockson will be contributing a weekly column to the Red Kite Prayer cycling blog called

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Posted January 6, 2012

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)— Ming Tan has left Ritchey Design for a new position as vice president and general manager at Upland Sports Group, the owner of Capo Cycling.

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Posted January 5, 2012

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Panda Bicycles has hired “Action” Pat Hegedus as its second frame builder and Rebecca Dodge to support its growing dealer business as merchandize and marketing director.

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Posted January 4, 2012

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Sky Yaeger, senior product manager at Spot Brand, has left the Golden, Colorado-based company in a product development restructuring.

The industry veteran was brought on board in May of 2010 to jump-start its Taiwan production of urban bikes.

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Posted January 3, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Cycling journalist John Wilcockson is leaving Velo magazine for the Move Press title Peloton. Patrick O'Grady, a part-time web editor and cartoonist for Velo and VeloNews.com, also has left the organization.

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Posted December 22, 2011

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—Performance road retailer Ikon Cycles has moved to a bigger location in Sacramento, tripling in size to 1,500 square feet, but don’t expect to find more bikes on display. Instead, owner Adrian Moore has expanded his fit area, installed a bank of Tacx trainers and put in a customer lounge.

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Posted December 20, 2011

ARROYO GRANDE, CA (BRAIN)—Ira Hughes, who started work at his bike shop when he was 12, died Thursday night of a brain tumor after a seven-month-long illness. Hughes was 58.

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