MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Andrew Paradowski, Hayes Bicycle Group technical service and warranty manager, passed away unexpectedly last week. He was 41 and had been with Hayes since 2002.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Steve Dempsey has joined Mad Fiber as director of sales, bringing more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the bike, fitness and outdoor industries to the quickly growing, manufacturer of high performance carbon fiber bicycle wheels.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (BRAIN)—Performance Bicycle has appointed retail veteran Tom Tolworthy as president and chief operating officer.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—From Tour de France champion Alberto Contador's point of view, enough is enough when it comes to allegations of doping.
Contador has denied these allegations, saying the positive result came from eating a contaminated steak.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Outgoing Scott USA general manager Scott Montgomery said on Thursday that he’s departing the company with nothing but a positive outlook on his tenure there.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN)—Scott Montgomery has stepped down from his general manager role at Scott Sports, six years after he signed on to lead the charge in reintroducing Scott bicycles into the U.S.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA general manager Scott Montgomery has departed from the company.
GOODYEAR, AZ (BRAIN)—The industry is mourning the loss of Bill Fields, who some consider the “Godfather of the American bike business.”
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—SOAR Communications has hired Jared Eborn as their account executive. Eborn was previously a journalist for the Salt Lake City-based newspaper the Deseret News covering sports and outdoor recreation.
RICHMOND, CA (BRAIN)—Mountain Hardwear Inc. has named Joe Flannery to serve as vice president of global marketing with responsibility for the Mountain Hardwear and Montrail brands.
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.