GOODYEAR, AZ (BRAIN)—Bill Fields died on Saturday after a six-month battle fighting complications from West Nile virus. He was 75.
MADRID, Spain (BRAIN)—Tour de France champion Alberto Contador claims a contaminated steak is to blame for his positive drug test.
According to an ESPN report, Contador's reasoning isn't far fetched, since the drug he's accused of taking is sometimes illegally given to beef cattle.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Reid Swanson and Tory Jackson have joined GU Energy Labs. As director of sales, Swanson will be responsible for continuing the company’s aggressive growth plan and oversee the development of new sales channels and opportunities.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition, (OIWC), has added Hillary Harding as OIWC's development director, a newly created position aimed at enabling the organization to expand its reach and mission.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro’s, Inc. has promoted Matthew Simpson to the role of president/general manager. Simpson previously held the chief of operations role until March of this year when he was asked to step in as the interim CEO/president.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycles has hired Trek women brand manager Leslie Prevish to kick start the women’s strategy, marketing and community efforts to encourage more women to ride and be healthier on two wheels.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA (BRAIN)—Torelli Bicycle Company has brought Crystal Talbot on board as national sales manager.
In this new position Talbot will be responsible for working on strategic expansion with the company's regional field representatives, as well as maintaining existing relationships.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Robert Snedden as retail sales representative for the brand in Texas.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Race Face Performance Products has hired industry veteran John Pentecost.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO (BRAIN)—Pactimo LLC, a manufacturer of premium custom and retail sports apparel, has appointed Chris Bogue as vice president – retail sales. Bogue will
be responsible for expanding the Pactimo in-line brand into performance and independent channels both domestically and in Europe.
CLOPPENBURG, Germany (BRAIN)—Vladimir Svadlenka will take up his post as Derby Cycle's new sales manager responsible for the Czech Republic and Slovakia on September 1.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool has hired Jon Rosemeier for its design and engineering team.
He comes to Park Tool from Scott Equipment, an industrial machinery company. Rosemeier earned his mechanical engineering degree from North Dakota State University where he raced for the NDSU Cycling Club.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—Richard Fries has been named Bicycle Leadership Conference director for 2011. The conference will be held April 12-14, 2011.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has added Bridget Walsh as product manager for the Lifestyle division. In this new position, Walsh will expand the company’s product offerings, extending Electra’s reach beyond the physical bike and into the total bike riding experience.
TUSCON, AZ (BRAIN)—Genuine Innovations has promoted Joe McCarthy to president. McCarthy replaces Marty Mares, who is leaving to join Motor Excellence as the company’s e-bike division president.
CENTERVILLE, OH (BRAIN)—Rick Vosper updated his LinkedIn profile last week to reflect his new title: director at Airborne Bicycles.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Road Magazine has brought Dillon Clapp on board to replace Tim Schamber as creative director.
Schamber has decided to move on and pursue creative projects both inside and outside the cycling industry.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—Mountain Racing Products has hired Fruita, Colorado local Noah Sears to manage the company’s online presence and assist with all facets of marketing.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Catalyst Communication, a custom publishing and direct mail company for cycling, snowsports and the outdoor industries, and the owner of SuperSale, has hired Chris Dinneen as a new sales and account manager.