FRANKLIN, TN (BRAIN)—Michael “Mike” Melton, 61, the builder and designer of bikes ridden by the successful 1984 and 1988 Olympic teams, died in his sleep last Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports International (ASI) has hired Tim Jackson as lifestyle/transportation category manager for its Fuji, Breezer and SE brands.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Pivot Cycles and BH Bikes have added Travis Erwin to their staff.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has hired Elayna Caldwell in the newly created position of marketing director.
She had been marketing manager for Fox Racing Shox. She had been with the Northern California company for the last seven years.
DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has promoted longtime client-services representative Brian Rawlings to new-accounts manager.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Sports has promoted Nat Campbell as apparel and accessories product manager for the U.S. bicycle division.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Géraldine Bergeron is now in charge of European road and tri public relations for SRAM and Zipp.
VERDI, NV (BRAIN)—Sinclair Imports has promoted Rob Brandt to IT director.
“Rob started out in our warehouse learning our business, and it was time to take advantage of his skill set," said Lance Donnell, president and CEO of Sinclair Imports.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Steve Bigelow as president of its Action Sports division.
PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Award winning filmmaker Michael John Evans turned his camera on frame builder Sean Walling of Soulcraft, delivering a slightly different frame building video.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Both laughter and tears were shared Friday afternoon at a memorial service for Russ Okawa.
LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Profile Design has appointed Thorsten Frahm as its new European sales and marketing manager.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Gita Sporting Goods has hired Travis Coleman as its sales representative for the mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Chris Morgan and John Huenink (pictured) as sales representatives in strategic markets.
LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Forrest Yelverton, who had been with GT for 21 years as an engineer, has left Cycling Sports Group (CSG). He had been serving as CSG’s vice president of advanced product. CSG owns GT.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles had added mountain bike marketing assistant Eddie McDonald and engineer Nathan Wright.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Bradford Bates has joined Osprey Packs as their new sales director.
Bates will be responsible for managing the company’s domestic sales strategy, and will also work closely with bike sales manager Patrick Piller in managing the IBD channel, according to a press release.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Recharged from a six-week break following his departure from Scott Sports last fall, Scott Montgomery starts his new job today as chairman of Lifeboat Events, organizer of PressCamp, DealerCamp and Urban PressCamp.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Jason Gaikowski has joined QBP as the director of marketing.