PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—BMX rider Rickey Bates died last week in a car crash. He was 23.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Schumacher, formerly Sports Authority's chief marketing officer, "has resigned from The Sports Authority," the company said in a brief statement.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Verde PR & Consulting as its public relations agency of record.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has added Scott Carey to its network of independent sales representatives.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)--Devin Walton and Harald Troost are leaving Shimano. Walton, who handled North America media relations for Shimano, is leaving at the end of the month. Troost, who handled media relations in Europe, is joining Koga Bicycles.
NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada—Ryders Eyewear has hired Roy Williams to fill its buyer and product developer role.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized has hired veteran cycling journalist Ben Delaney as brand communications manager.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has promoted Thad Fabish to national sales manager.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has appointed Mark Leydecker senior vice president of merchandising.
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of high performance bicycle wheels, has announced that industry veteran Len Cabaltera of Racine, Wisconsin has joined the company.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Steve Parke as its new Northern California sales representative.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—John Rangel, Specialized’s vice president and chief financial officer, has left the company. Rangel accepted a CFO position with Tria Beauty, a consumer skincare products company, according to a press released issued Aug. 30 by Tria.
WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN) — Pedro's president and general manager Matt Simpson has decided to leave the company in mid-September.
He announced his departure in an email to friends and colleagues.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Silas Hesterberg has joined Giant’s Global Development team in the role of global product developer - off-road.
In his new position he’s responsible for enhancing and expanding Giant’s line of off-road bikes, with a strong focus on the sport and hardtail segments.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has promoted Sarah Harper Burke to the position of retail marketing manager.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale’s global marketing director Frank Hwang is no longer with the company.
Cannondale officials didn’t say much about the internal change, but Bob Burbank, the company’s general manager, issued a brief statement confirming Hwang’s departure and wishing him well.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has hired industry veteran Russell Bockin as national sales manager. He replaces Jack Gresmer, who is now at Light & Motion.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Scott Montgomery is no longer affiliated with Lifeboat Events, organizer of PressCamp, DealerCamp and Urban PressCamp, according to Chris Zigmont, one of the partners in Lifeboat Events.
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—David Pfeiffer, who served as chairman of the board of directors of the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) from 1985-86, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. He was 81 years old.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events, promoters of DealerCamp and PressCamp, have added Robert Roman to its team. Roman joins Lifeboat Events Sept. 1 in the position of sales manager with responsibilities for account management and sales for the company’s 2012 events.