ANAHEIM HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Stanley is a lucky man, and he knows it.
Shimano's former public relations manager who worked at the company for the better part of the 1990s lost his house last weekend to the fires that have recently ravaged various parts of Southern California.
NUNSPEET, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Shimano has named Marc van Rooij as the new president of Shimano Europe Holding Group, succeeding Sato Yuasa as of December 1.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun has hired Tim McGee in the newly formed position of vice president of sales and marketing.
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—After six years with Full Speed Ahead, Ric Hjertberg is leaving the company.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Donna L. Flood as its chief operating officer, effective Jan. 7, 2009.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong told the LA Times on Tuesday, inside the San Diego Air and Space Technology Center wind tunnel, that his final two rides at the Tour de France were "not fun."
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired B. James Bottoms as the company's as chief operating officer.
EAGLE, ID (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Brian Stuart Grieger died unexpectedly at his home from a massive heart attack on October 27. He was 53.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Kozo Shimano, former president of Shimano American, no longer works for the company that bears his name.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona has hired Dusty LaBarr as its new team mechanic.
For the last two years, LaBarr worked with Trek/VW as team head mechanic. Now, he'll be rolling with the Factory Team for the remainder of the cyclo-cross season in North America and Europe, as well as the mountain bike season.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Wetsuit company Blueseventy has named Steve Nicholls as its new chief executive officer.
TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Intense Cycles has added new independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States.
New to the Intense rep force are Steven Jonsson in Northern California, Chris Gebhardt in New York/New Jersey and Andrew Ewas in New England.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc has hired Scott Anderson as an outside sales representative.
Anderson will be responsible for all Fuji, SE, Kestrel and Breezer dealers in the Colorado, Utah, Northern Arizona and New Mexico territory.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell Sports has hired industry veteran Chris Tutton as director of OE sales for Easton Cycling and Powersports. Tutton will focus on driving the Easton brand to the OE customer for both cycling and motorcycle products.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—With more than 20 years of industry experience, Bill Keith has been hired by SRAM to fill a new road components product manager position.
"I look forward to continue building on that iconic strength along with the outstanding road product team SRAM now has in place," Keith said.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale had a new face at its Outdoor Demo booth two weeks ago.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle has promoted Jim Marshall to the position of western regional sales manager.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group named Mike Kenny global director of business development putting him in charge of the sales and marketing departments for Manitou, Sunringlé, Wheelsmith, Answer and Hayes Disc Brakes.
He will work out of Hayes’ corporate headquarters in Mequon, Wisconsin.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Valencia Sports Group has hired industry veteran Brian Peterson to head up its rejuvenated BMX program and work in cycling sales.