MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—National Sporting Goods Association vice president of Information and research Thomas B. Doyle is retiring from the NSGA, effective early in the fall of 2010. Doyle is one of NSGA’s longest-tenured staff members, having spent 39 years in the sporting goods industry.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Veteran product manager Steven Fairchild has rejoined Advanced Sports. He will take on all road and specialty product development for ASI's bike brands including Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer and Terry.
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Spot Brand has hired Sky Yaeger as its senior product manager. She's working out of her Marin County, California home.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Michelle Weiser, a Giant Bicycle employee since 2001, has passed away.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Primal Wear has repositioned sales manager Eric Truman to the newly created product manager position.
SANTA MARIA, CA—Cycle Star Bicycles, the nation’s first Giant Brand Store (GBS) bicycle retailer, has hired Chris Eldevick as its new retail manager.
VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Joe Martynaitis to be the first brand manager of Stevens for the U.S.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra vice president of product development Dean Bradley has left the company, Electra confirmed.
Electra also confirmed that Bradley plans on staying in the industry. Bradley wasn't available for comment.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing has hired Matt Manuel as its new sales manager.
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.”