NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Chris Strome as its new brand specialist.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Two weeks into his new role as president of Ideal Bike Corporation, Hermes Chang is making his formal entry into the bicycle industry at the Taipei Cycle Show.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—SCOTT USA has added Brian Bohlman to its U.S. bicycle group.
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Sparc Retail has hired John Telfer, founder and former chief executive officer of BroForm.com and Influence Technologies, to be vice president of business development.
AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Multisport product manufacturer Rocket Science Sports is quickly expanding its coverage with the addition of outside sales representatives in new areas.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Meet the eighth and newest employee at Planet Bike, Jeff Frehner.
NORTHVALE, NJ (BRAIN)—Jamis Bicycles has added two new sales representatives to support continued expansion in northern California.
SUNSET BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Alienation BMX has hired Rob Morgan as its new west coast sales rep.
Morgan comes to the job with 15 years of BMX experience, which includes riding, video production and judging at major contests.
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—Mike Hürlimann has replaced Andreas Georgiadis as chief executive officer of International Sport Holding Group, the parent company of BMC bicycles.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company has expanded its Account Management Team with the hiring of Chris Fallon for the New England region, Bob Aceto for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey region and Herb Hart for New York.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Jeff McGuane as its new president of CSG North America.
McGuane replaces Jeff Frehner, who left the company last August because intensive travel between his home in Madison, Wisconsin, and Cannondale's headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut.
PACOIMA, CA (BRAIN)—Kemco International has hired industry veteran Ron Blocher as its new U.S. sales representative.
Blocher had been the owner of United Bicycle Parts, a distributor located in Ashland, Oregon. UBP folded up shop in late January because business was slow.
AGOURA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Former Pearl Izumi national sales manager Patricia Babka has been named vice president of sales for Gramicci.
TRENTON,NJ (BRAIN)—Dana Carson has been promoted to managing director of Hutchinson Tire North America.
Carson assumes responsibility for the expansion of Hutchinson's bicycle tire division, after spending a year as aftermarket sales manager.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. (ASI) has hired two sales representatives.
Joining the ASI sales force are Patrick Leslie, fleet and commercial sales representative and Tom Mantle, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia sales representative.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Brent Thomson, mountain bike industry legend and trail master of Bootleg Canyon, has lost his battle with complications from the quadruple bypass surgery he underwent in January.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle industry veteran and long-time Haro Bicycles outside sales representative, Jim Herney, recently retired. He represented Haro as one of his main lines for more than 12 years.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—SICI (Serotta International Cycling Institute) has hired Kathleen Krumme as its new executive director.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has hired Kevin Wren to fill its new position of director of supplier relations.
Wren is an industry veteran with management positions at a number of companies including Bell Sports, Cannondale and Shimano.