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Posted January 25, 2011
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-­Bell Sports has named Steve Bigelow as president of its Action Sports division.

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Posted January 24, 2011
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Award winning filmmaker Michael John Evans turned his camera on frame builder Sean Walling of Soulcraft, delivering a slightly different frame building video.

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Posted January 23, 2011
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Both laughter and tears were shared Friday afternoon at a memorial service for Russ Okawa.

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Posted January 21, 2011
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Thorsten Frahm as its new European sales and marketing manager.

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Posted January 19, 2011
CHARLOTTE, NC – Gita Sporting Goods has hired Travis Coleman as its sales representative for the mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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Posted January 19, 2011
GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Chris Morgan and John Huenink (pictured) as sales representatives in strategic markets.

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Posted January 19, 2011
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Forrest Yelverton, who had been with GT for 21 years as an engineer, has left Cycling Sports Group (CSG). He had been serving as CSG’s vice president of advanced product. CSG owns GT.

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Posted January 13, 2011
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles had added mountain bike marketing assistant Eddie McDonald and engineer Nathan Wright.

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Posted January 13, 2011
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Bradford Bates has joined Osprey Packs as their new sales director.

Bates will be responsible for managing the company’s domestic sales strategy, and will also work closely with bike sales manager Patrick Piller in managing the IBD channel, according to a press release.

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Posted January 11, 2011
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Recharged from a six-week break following his departure from Scott Sports last fall, Scott Montgomery starts his new job today as chairman of Lifeboat Events, organizer of PressCamp, DealerCamp and Urban PressCamp.

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Posted January 10, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Jason Gaikowski has joined QBP as the director of marketing.

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Posted January 10, 2011
WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox chief marketing officer Paul Fidrych has left the company. He was hired last April.

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Posted January 10, 2011
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has promoted Terry Duran to fill the role of national sales manager for the U.S. bicycle division.

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Posted January 10, 2011
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—A memorial service celebrating the life of industry veteran Russ Okawa will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 21, at the Cornerstone Community Church, 2080 Winifred Street in Simi Valley, California. A reception will follow.

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Posted January 6, 2011
ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek director of marketing Jason Grantz is leaving the company. He had been with the company for almost two years. His last day will be January 14.

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Posted January 5, 2011
GREENVILLE, SC­­­­ (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Jason Losey as retail sales representative for the brand in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico.

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Posted January 4, 2011
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids (TFK) has hired a new executive director for North America, Eric Goldman. He will oversee the Trips For Kids — North America organization.

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Posted January 4, 2011
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Russ Okawa died in his sleep Monday night. He had been staying with his sister in Simi Valley, recovering from open heart surgery on December 22. He was 59 years old.

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Posted January 3, 2011
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, producers of the PressCamp and DealerCamp events for the cycling industry, has brought Christopher Zigmont on in a full time capacity.

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Posted January 3, 2011
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycles has hired Matt Shriver as its team liaison for Team RadioShack.

Shriver, who led Colorado's Fort Lewis College to three national championships, stepped down as FLC’s cycling coach to take the position.

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