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.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Lorpen, a designer of high performance socks for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts and professionals, has hired Bruce Barrows as its new U.S. sales manager.
CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Josh Greenberg will leave Veltec Sports at the end of the month after nine years with the company in posts that included managing director.
Greenberg attributed his departure to “the changing of the guard.”
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—WTB has added Cecilia Potts and Jackie Baker to the company’s U.S. Tech Rep team.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has named two new additions to its sales team.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Dustin Eskelson to its Warranty Department.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Keen has appointed Troy Ballard to the newly formed position of vice president of global business development.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes USA and Pivot Cycles has hired two industry veterans and reorganized its staff to meet the needs of the quickly growing bicycle company.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has added an Inside Sales Department. Beginning this month, the current Customer Service Department will be restructured, and four inside sales positions will be added.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Brittany Ratliffe to its customer service department.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has added two new account managers into its rank of sales and customer service staff.
BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Brent Thomson, godfather and trail master of Bootleg Canyon, suffered a heart attack last Saturday while riding the trails that he has famously cut into the mountains surrounding Boulder City, a stones throw from Las Vegas, Nevada.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue competition Cycles has hired four new outside sales reps to help promote the growing brand. With a strong ad campaign helping fuel increasing interest in the line, the need to have better representation in key territories has been a major focus over the past 12 months.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Lars-Erik Johnson to its U.S. bicycle group. He will join the bike marketing department and assist in communications, Web projects and coordinating media samples.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology has added new independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States and is seeking additional reps to join the independent sales team other key regions.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company has hired Phil Allison as its director of information technology and Lee Nicholson as its director of distribution operations.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Scott Fornter to its U.S. bicycle group. Fornter will join the bike-sales department and manage the Orange County/San Diego territory.
OZONE PARK, NY (BRAIN)—Wayne Sosin, president of New York's Worksman Cycles, was recently featured in the New York Times. He talked about the difficulties his company is facing in light of a slowing economy.
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LAUGHLINTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—Speedgoat Bicycles, Inc., a leading Internet retailer of bicycles, has appointed Don Belt its chief operating officer.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Tom Gorton, founder of Sausalito-based design agency Studio Aspect, has provided product branding and marketing design services to Marin on a contract basis since 2003. Gorton now joins Marin as of January 1, 2009 as vice president – branding & design.