IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Andrew Kempe has been appointed to the role of national sales manager of OEM sales for Shimano American's Bicycle Components Division.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Kyle Bezanson of KB Sales Group; he will join the company’s bike rep force.
VILLORBA, Italy (BRAIN)—A memorial service is scheduled today in Italy to honor Andrea Pinarello, the 40-year-old son of Pinarello founder Giovanni Pinarello who died last week of a heart attack.
Andrea collapsed at the finish line of the first stage of the Giro del Fruili amateur stage race.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Zeal Optics has hired Joe Prebich at its new marketing director.
CERRITOS, CA (BRAIN)—BMX racing legend Toby Henderson is leaving VSI Products to pursue "something big and relevant" within the BMX world.
BURNABY, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, part of the Apparel Footwear Group (AFG) division of Dorel Industries, has appointed Kyle Weiner as president of Dorel's Apparel Footwear Group.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Light and Motion has hired Jack Gresmer in the newly created position of director of sales. He will work alongside current sales manager Eric Squires to help build the company’s bike business.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—John Wilcockson, one of the racing world’s best known editors, has left VeloNews after a 24-year career that re-launched the iconic magazine into one of the industry’s best read publications.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Skirt Sports has hired Leanne Hand as its vice president of marketing.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Milay Galvez as its new professional sponsorship manager.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply has hired Doug Stuart to oversee its marketing department.
Most recently Stuart managed the North America aftermarket sales and marketing arm of Taiwanese suspension supplier SR Suntour.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has named Bobbie Parisi as director of global marketing.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Just nine short weeks after resurrecting Race Face, the company has hired Dave Murray to be its new operations manager—tasked with streamlining both Canadian and off-shore manufacturing.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Denver-based Boa Technology has restructured its team, while adding several new employees.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design director of North American sales Kendall Young has left the company to pursue new opportunities.
"A decade is a considerable tenure with any company and while this is a difficult decision, I sense the time is right for all,” Young said.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Joe Lawwill has joined Shimano American Corporation as the mountain bike marketing specialist.
Based out of company headquarters in Irvine, California, he will take over all aspects of mountain bike marketing including advertising, sponsorship, events and public relations.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA (BRAIN)—Norbert Olberz, founder of Sport Chalet, passed away from natural causes last Friday. He was 86.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—After one too many close calls because of rutted and washed out trails in the Southern California trail systems, 18-year industry veteran and music producer Jim Furey has had enough and will be using album sales from his music project Solarno (click on link) to help raise funds for the Intern
FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Oakley's Steve Blick and his family have launched "I Ride For the Kids" (www.irideforthekids.com). A portal of information inspired by sports, “I Ride For the Kids” serves as a resource for families dealing with Pediatric Cancer.
SYDNEY, Australia (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis is transitioning out from his post as president of Serotta Sport, and has teamed with Woolmark to help grow awareness and demand for Australian Merino wool within the sports apparel sector.