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.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Chris Holmes has joined Electra Bicycle Company’s product development team.
HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Stew Barnett has left World Wide Cycle Supply after spending nearly 30 years with the company.
Barnett’s final day was last Thursday, said Cliff Weidberg, chief executive officer of World Wide Cycle Supply, which owns Iron Horse Bicycles.
CENTENNIAL, CO (BRAIN)—Trimax Locks has appointed Chris Harvey to vice president of sales and marketing.
Harvey joins Trimax with extensive industry knowledge and more than 20 years in the industry, the last six spent with
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—America Bikes, a coalition of national cycling and trail advocacy non-profits, has hired Caron Whitaker as its new campaign director for the organization.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Jay SyCip has joined King Cycle Group and will work as a product manager for Chris King Precision Components and Cielo Cycles.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has promoted Rory Mason to global director of sports marketing.
In Mason’s new role, he will oversee all of the sports marketing for CSG brands (Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and Mongoose) and will create distinct programs that support each individual brand.
ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—This is Kurt Person’s first visit to Eurobike and as the new general manager and vice president of the Hayes Bicycle Group he will get a firsthand look at Europe’s biggest bicycle show.
ARGENBUEHL, Germany (BRAIN)—Crankbrothers’ founding partner Andrew Herrick will call Europe home following Eurobike. Herrick will work with the Selle Royal family of brands out of Selle Royal’s office in Vicenza, Italy. Selle Royal and Crankbrothers merged in February.