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Posted May 20, 2014
Steve Meineke departs to lead Keen.
L to R: Meineke, Mike Simmons from Bicycle Warehouse, and Speyer.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Chris Speyer, currently serving as COO of Accell North America (ANA), has been promoted to CEO, effective immediately.

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Posted May 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jackson Lynch has joined Pure Fix Cycles in the newly created position of director of marketing and brand strategy.

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Posted May 20, 2014
Robert Priest

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Robert Priest, director of OE sales and dealer marketing for SRAM Europe, will leave the company in early June. In an announcement about his departure, SRAM said Priest made the decision to leave to focus on treatment for a declining kidney condition.

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Posted May 14, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. (BRAIN) — Former Orbea USA general manager Tony Karklins, who operated an IBD for almost two decades before founding the Spanish bike brand’s U.S. office in 2001, is returning to retail, joining Florida-based chain BikeStreet USA as executive vice president of merchandising and business development.

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Posted May 12, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Crossbikereview.com has added two new contributors to its site.

The first is Joe Pinzone, who is an architect, father and cyclocross expert. Pinzone has already contributed several articles to the site, including a shoe review and an article on kids' cyclocross bikes.

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Posted May 9, 2014

SEYMOUR, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thule has hired Dan Connors as a lead engineer, the company announced Friday. Connors joins Thule from Cannondale where he spent 20 years designing bicycle frames, cranks and other components.

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Posted May 7, 2014

LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle Ltd., the online sports retailer, has appointed Giles David as chief financial officer, effective June 1.

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Posted May 6, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A major shake-up in staffing at Accell North America has resulted in a variety of layoffs, new hires and promotions that affects the company's key bicycle brands as well as Seattle Bike Supply, a longtime distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.

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Posted May 6, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has promoted Ben Luster, formerly a regional sales manager, to the newly created role of brand manager.

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Posted May 5, 2014

MONROVIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Charles "Chuck" Stephens, the founder of the BMX brand ACS, died Friday at his home.

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Posted May 5, 2014
Ketterer on Team DBR in 1992.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Keith "KK" Ketterer, who has been an inside sales rep at Giant USA for more than a dozen years, is hitting the road as a Giant account executive, the company said Monday.

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Posted May 5, 2014
Titev.

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BRAIN) — WTB has hired Nikolay Titev, who will augment WTB Europe's sales staff, managing Southeastern Europe's aftermarket as well as OEM sales. Titev is based in Bulgaria.

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Posted May 4, 2014

POTOMAC, Md. (BRAIN) — Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar is being remembered as perhaps cycling's greatest supporter in congressional history.

Oberstar died at his home in Maryland early Saturday. He was 79 and his family said the cause of death was unknown.

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Posted May 2, 2014

CARBONDALE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Brian Holcombe, the Web editor for Competitor Group Inc.'s VeloNews.com site, has joined PR agency Backbone Media.

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Posted May 1, 2014
John Quinn

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — John Quinn has been promoted to USA executive vice president at Scott Sports, as long-time executive vice president Larry Morton and winter sales and soft goods manager Shauna Unser leave the company.

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Posted May 1, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jim Kelley has been promoted to president of The NPD Group's Sports and Leisure Trends businesses.

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Posted April 30, 2014

EMMAUS, Pa. (BRAIN) — Peter Flax is leaving Bicycling magazine, where he has been editor in chief since 2010. Flax is being replaced temporarily by Bill Strickland, Bicycling's current editor at large, according to a letter sent to staffers by Rodale president Scott D. Schulman on Wednesday.

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Posted April 28, 2014

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined Osprey Packs Inc. in the newly created role of chief operating officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey's operations, IT, purchasing, quality and returns, and human resources.

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Posted April 23, 2014

ELKTON, Md. (BRAIN) — Gore Bike Wear and Gore Running Wear have hired two additional field reps. Nell Gingerich, based in Portland, Ore., will handle the Pacific Northwest, while Kevin Connelly will cover the Midwest from Chicago.

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Posted April 23, 2014

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has named Jeremy Griffin national sales manager. He takes over the responsibilities previously handled by longtime general manager John Denson, who left the company early this year shortly after its move from Southern California to Phoenix.

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