IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles bolstered its marketing team with the addition of media and communications veteran Kip Mikler. The former editor of VeloNews brings more than a decade’s worth of experience in cycling journalism and communications to Felt.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss U.S. sales and marketing manager Kenny Roberts has decided to step down from his position in order to pursue educational goals.
His last day will be July 31. He has been with the company for more than five years.
DOVER, VT (BRAIN)—Renée Hicks, the former coordinator for the Pedro’s and Kenda Mountain Bike Festivals, has joined up with Mount Snow to promote the Mount Snow Mountain Bike Festival in Dover, Vermont on August 7-9.
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead has hired Ivan Harms as the new sales account executive for OEM and aftermarket for the West Coast region with a particular focus on California.
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Dean P. Gestal, chief executive officer of Reynolds Cycling, has appointed two new managers as part of a restructuring to focus specifically on the wheel business.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—KHS Bicycle Parts recently increased its sales force. Local bike enthusiast Wain Davis joined the KHS team to assist in customer services and sales.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Reuben Hernandez has joined Giant Bicycle as its new merchandising manager. He will continue the development and growth of Giant’s retailing program. Hernandez replaces Holly Wiese, former retail development and merchandising manager.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has hired Randy Neufeld as its Cycling Fund director.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has appointed Adam Ingrao as the new general manager for Cycling Sports Group (CSG) Canada.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA has selected Rod Judd as its new membership manager.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback marketing coordinator Trevor Knesal has exited the company. He had been with the company in that role since 2001.
ALBANY, NY (BRAIN)—Missy Giove, former mountain biking world champion, was being held on $250,000 bail on Thursday after federal authorities siezed more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a truck she was driving in upstate New York.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Angelo DiGiovine as its senior marketing coordinator.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Karen Sing as director of sponsorships and events.
In addition to her new role, Sing will continue as the wetsuit developer for Profile Design. Having worked in the triathlon industry for nearly 20 years, she is a familiar presence at events and expos.
LINCOLN, NE (BRAIN)—Tomac has hired Dan Roper as its new outside rep for the Wyoming and Utah territories.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel has hired Lila Campbell as its new chief human resources officer – global for the Recreational/Leisure Segment.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—USA Cycling has appointed Andrea Smith as director of media and communications for USA Cycling, the Colorado-based non-profit organization responsible for governing all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Scott Winans has been hired by Mountain Racing Products as its new vice president of engineering.
He will work closely with Ryan Cranston and Darek Barefoot to help develop new product lines.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bruno Maier will join the Bikes Belong staff on June 1 as the organization's full-time membership and development director.