VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)-Sugoi Performance Apparel hired Jin Seo to serve as the company's women's
director of design.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ten months of steady sales growth has paid off for Jen Soulé, who was recently promoted to sales manager for VeloPress. Soulé has already surpassed her sales goal for the company's fiscal year, and is on a pace to set a new sales record for the specialty book publisher.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)-Scott USA recently announced the addition of Doug Bush and Rian Timmons to the company’s bike group.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Chris Cocalis is launching Pivot Cycles, a new high-end mountain bike brand he designed and developed.
Cocalis will distribute Pivot Cycles alongside the BH brand of Spanish road bikes that he introduced to the U.S. market in July.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)-Magura USA hired Tony Ballantine to a newly created position of OEM and aftermarket sales manager.
Ballantine joins Magura after eight years as an outside territory sales manager with Raleigh America.
LAKE SUCCESS, NY (BRAIN)—Polar recently announced the hiring of Chris Johnson to the position of national accounts manager for health clubs.
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Former Hans Johnsen employee Bob Fowler passed away on September 14.
He worked at the company for 50 years, retiring as senior vice president of sales in 1995.
BY JOHN CRENSHAW
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess has resigned as president of Giant USA, a position he’s held since 1999
He’s now checking items off his TTDBYD list.
“That’s ‘Things to do Before You Die,’” he said.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) recently added two new members to its marketing department, led by marketing manager, Joel Richardson.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)--Cannondale recently promoted Scott Struve to global director of marketing. Struve will be filling the void left by David Budd.
“David has decided to move on to pursue other interests,” said Bill Rudell, marketing manager for Cannondale.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. will be at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo and at the convention center to introduce Currie Technologies new Izip Express line of high-speed electric bikes.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis lost his appeal yesterday when arbitrators upheld the results of a positive doping test from the 2006 Tour de France.
Landis must forfeit his Tour de France title and is suspended from the sport for two years, retroactive to January 30.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has announced an expanded management team with the addition of Ron Ten Berge as vice president of sales and business development, Mark Reis as chief financial officer and John Hoppes as category business manager.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports recently announced some changes in its sales department.
On the heels of new-hire Mark McCormack (New England territory manager), ASI welcomes another U.S. professional bike racer, Brenda Lyons.
PRESCOTT, AZ (BRAIN)-Thunderhead Alliance's board of directors has decided to part ways with executive director Sue Knaup.
BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)--Sigma, the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling electronics, is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Jarnagin as its Northwest Tech Rep.
Jarnagin, a former bike messenger, most recently spent seven years as an inside sales rep for Raleigh bicycles.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products recently announced the promotion of two long-time Norco employees.
David Overgaard has been promoted to vice president of bicycle division, and Martin Tammik has been promoted to vice president of merchandising.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Nearly 100 Colnago retailers received the first copies of Ernesto Colnago’s biography, “Colnago: The Bicycle” yesterday at Interbike.
Story by JASON NORMAN
SAN ANSELSO, CA (BRAIN)--Kids all around the world opened up their gifts this past Christmas, and a great many probably received bikes, possibly their first bikes, possibly a Gary Fisher bike.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH USA and Pivot Cycles hired industry veterans Adam Vincent and Rob Aguero to its fast-growing team. The two previously worked together with John Bradley, the company’s national sales manager.