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Posted April 27, 2010

REICHSHOF, Germany (BRAIN)— Ralf Bohle, founder of Ralf Bohle GmbH and the tire brand Schwalbe, passed away last Sunday in Bergneustadt, Germany, after battling a long illness. He was 75 years old.

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Posted April 26, 2010

FAIRFIELD, CA (BRAIN)—Tom Milton, the man behind the Selle An-Atomica road saddle, died on Sunday while riding the Devil Mountain Double century in the Bay Area. Milton was 56 years old.

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Posted April 25, 2010

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Derrick Lewis has joined Rapha as its N.A. strategic account manager.

Most recently the euro brands sales manager at QBP, Lewis will bring a solid experience of working with some of the best retailers in the industry to help Rapha continue to expand in North America.

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Posted April 21, 2010

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—True Communications has hired longtime journalist and avid cyclist Paul Tolme as its senior account manager. He will be responsible for the Focus Bicycles USA and Gates Carbon Drive systems accounts.

True's other industry clients include Castelli, Easton and Giro.

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Posted April 21, 2010

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun & Co has two new senior additions to its sales team with Jeff Dean as director of specialty sales and Scott Schilter as manager of run/tri/outdoors.

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Posted April 20, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Advanced Exercise, Inc. to represent its family of brands, Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer, Oval and Terry in Florida.

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Posted April 20, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Adam Little, team manager for the Subaru Gary Fisher Road Cycling Team, from Charlotte, NC, was killed while commuting to work on March 17, 2010.

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Posted April 19, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bruno Maier, who joined the Bikes Belong staff in June 2009 as membership and development director, has been promoted to vice president.

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Posted April 16, 2010

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima has expanded its sales rep force with the additions of three new outside sales reps. New additions include Pat Mahoney, Bill Potter and Mike Lifshotz.

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Posted April 15, 2010

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis has been named president of the newly formed Serotta Sport, which will act as the exclusive North American distributor for Serotta custom bicycles. Mavis was co-founder of Pearl Izumi and later president of Sugoi Performance Apparel.

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Posted April 12, 2010

HIGHLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team member Jorge Alvarado was struck and killed last Thursday evening in San Bernardino County by a teenager who was racing his car, according to local sheriff's officials.

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Posted April 12, 2010

MADONE, Italy (BRAIN)—Vittoria S.p.A. continues to shape its international expansion as it has appointed Ralph Prins to area sales manager of Benelux.

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Posted April 8, 2010

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—Giro Bike has named Dain Zaffke as its new brand manager. He starts on April 14.

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Posted April 8, 2010

GOODYEAR, AZ (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Bill Fields is recovering from viral encephalitis.

According to his wife Jennifer Fawcett, Fields will be in the hospital about another week and then go through acute rehabilitation.

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Posted April 6, 2010

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct, U.S. distributor for Magura, Vaude and Uvex, has hired Paul Giarratano as its new sales and product manager.

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Posted March 31, 2010

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.

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Posted March 31, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Gita Sporting Goods Ltd. has hired Ed Adair as its sales representative for its newly created western territory in Northern California.

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Posted March 30, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports has hired John Solinsky for the position of parts and accessories product manager.

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Posted March 29, 2010

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.

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Posted March 28, 2010

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.

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