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Posted February 18, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Industry PR pro and journalist Alex Strickland is joining the Adventure Cycling Association as assistant publications director, a new position at the organization.

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Posted February 18, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) – Patrick Brady, the publisher of RedKitePrayer.com, will be the chief judge at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which opens here on March 14.

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Posted February 13, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (BRAIN) — PR firm Verde Brand Communications has created an action sports and lifestyle division, which is being led by Verde's Keith Cozzens.

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Posted February 13, 2014

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Assos has hired Beth Leibo as its central territory manager, the company announced this week. Leibo will manage sales and retailer support in 14 states in the middle of the U.S., from the Dakotas south to Louisiana.

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Posted February 11, 2014

CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies, the manufacturer of NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrains, has hired Rick Soberanis as its "chief accelerator of sales and business development" for bike North America. Soberanis started working with Fallbrook's NuVinci bicycle division on Feb. 2.

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Posted February 11, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Dave Maurer as its central region sales manager, the company said. Maurer, who until recently was the central region sales manager for Trek, will start with Giant on Feb. 17.

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Posted February 10, 2014

AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX International has hired Ken Fagut as U.S. sales manager. Fagut comes to BionX with 30 years of industry management experience.

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Posted February 10, 2014

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America Inc. has hired Henry Horrocks as its product and marketing manager.

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Posted February 10, 2014

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth has left Marin Bikes, where he was vice president of product development, to start an industry design, development and sourcing company called Darkline Design.

Faircloth started at Marin in 2003. 

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Posted February 7, 2014

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Bicycle Times’ founding editor, Karen Brooks, has left the magazine after nearly 10 years with parent company Rotating Mass Media. Her last day was Monday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted February 7, 2014

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Skip Hess’ sudden departure from Electra last week, sales and marketing vice president Kevin Cox has been promoted to company president effective immediately.

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Posted February 6, 2014

OREM, Utah (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and 16-year industry veteran Nat Ross has joined Lizard Skins as international sales executive.

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Posted February 5, 2014
Joseph Robinson, 21, was struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 200 to 250 cyclists and Southern California industry representatives turned out early Wednesday for a memorial ride and ceremony to honor Joseph Robinson, a local bike shop employee who was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a morning ride Sunday. He was 21.

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Posted February 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Charlie Cooper, former president of research firm Leisure Trends Group, joins the senior management team at PeopleForBikes this week as vice president of membership and development.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted January 31, 2014
Skip Hess

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Twenty-five days after Trek announced its purchase of Electra, Skip Hess, who led the brand’s development for almost five years, stepped down Friday telling Electra’s staff his decision to leave is effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 30, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Car rack manufacturer RockyMounts has hired Simon Hall in its engineering department.

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Posted January 30, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery recently left online retailer Backcountry.com where he was director of brand marketing.

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Posted January 30, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired three people to fill vacancies in its sales department, and promoted one employee in quality assurance.

Eric Woods of Denver has been hired as regional sales manager for the Southwest.

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Posted January 28, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Athletes, volunteers and sponsors were honored at the 2013 National Interscholastic Cycling Association Awards, held this weekend in Berkeley.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition / Awards
Posted January 28, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has appointed Reid Swanson as its senior director of sales. Reid joined Osmo after spending the last 4 years at GU Energy Labs where he held various sales leadership positions, including director of sales.

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