GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Philip Martindale as its new director of international sales. Martindale will be responsible for developing Hincapie retail apparel business in markets outside North America.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—After attending voice over school, consulting for a light electric vehicle company and sitting on the board of an outdoor sports company, Skip Hess decided the time was right to revisit his old stomping grounds in the bike industry.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—John Cuchessi, the longtime owner of the San Clemente Cyclery, died of an apparent heart attack on Sunday during the shop’s weekly club ride. He was 54.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Dan Baggs as mechanical engineer.
LONDON, England (BRAIN)—Future Publishing has named a new managing editor for the UK-based Web site cyclingnews.com.
Daniel Benson joins Future from NatMag Rodale, where he was managing editor of the Runner’s World Web site.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Dr. Ray Browning, the director of the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI) for the past two years, has stepped down in order to focus more on the Institute’s educational mission.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Skip Hess has joined Electra Bicycle Company’s board of directors.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Camelbak's vice president of research and development Robert Choi is no longer with the company.
After 10 years heading up Camelbak's research and development department, Choi left along with designer Barley Forsman, who was Choi's right hand man at Camelbak, according to Choi.
RALEIGH, NC (BRAIN)—Edwin Flythe, founder of Flythe Cyclery in North Carolina, died last week. He was 94.
Flythe retired in the early 1970s, turning the business over to his son, Skip Flythe. Today, Flythe Cyclery is a fourth generation family business.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec has hired Kathy Stacy and Kristine Larsen for its Boulder, Colorado office.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has hired Dan Speck as director of dealer sales. He will oversee all aspects of building a new dealer sales organization at Currie.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Jeff Buerman to cover sales for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, working with Kelly O’Brien.
Scott Irvine has joined sales covering Minnesota, North and South Dakota, working with Dominic Petit.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has appointed Andy Tompkins as its new show director.
CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Erin Wille was hired as Veltec Sports' new marketing coordinator.
Wille can be reached at (775) 886-7576 ext 133 and at
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products has promoted John Williams to president.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) named Kurt Person general manager and vice president of its Hayes Bicycle Group division to replace Rhonda Kirkwood, who’s leaving the company on her own accord.
XANTUSIA, CA (BRAIN)—Multi-sport Web site Slowtwitch.com has hired industry veteran Jay Prasuhn as senior editor.
Prasuhn spent his last nine years at Triathlete Magazine, where he also worked as senior editor. Moving forward he'll be working closely with Slowtwitch editor-in-chief Herbert Krabel.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Highway Two, distributor of Continental, Brooks England, Crankbrothers, Fizik and Selle Royal, has hired George Eubanks as the company’s national sales manager.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lezyne has hired Jeff Kendall-Weed to work in its marketing and communications department.