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Posted August 28, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Jeff Frehner said his decision to resign as president and chief executive officer of Cannondale Sports Group came down in large part to location.

The job required a move to Cannondale’s headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut from Frehner’s home in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Posted August 28, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has appointed Steve Boyd as vice president of sales for North America.

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Posted August 27, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Jeff Frehner, president and chief executive officer of the Cannondale Sports Group, has decided to leave the company for family reasons.

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Posted August 27, 2008

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—What exactly was Igor Kenk planning to do with 2,865 bicycles? That is just one of many questions the police and others have been puzzling over since the arrest of a man accused of stealing them.

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Posted August 26, 2008

DIJON, France (BRAIN)—Redline Bicycles has hired Bertrand Briois as their new European sales manager.

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Posted August 25, 2008

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has hired Dan LeRose as regional sales director for the eastern region.

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Posted August 17, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has hired Jeff Zajac as its new plant manager.

"We are extremely delighted to have Jeff joining the team and look forward to his proficiency in overseeing the daily operation of the plant," said Peter Hurley, chief executive officer of ABG.

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Posted August 14, 2008

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Bill Keith, a 16-year veteran at Cannondale, is no longer with the company.

Keith, who began his career working as a store manager at Orange Cycle in Orlando, Florida, was Cannondale’s bicycle product manager.

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Posted August 14, 2008

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA (BRAIN)—Chris Armstrong owes his life to his coworkers at Serfas. When the inside sales rep at Serfas went into cardiac arrest on July 31, colleagues saved his life by performing CPR until paramedics arrived.

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Posted August 13, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Racing has hired Matt Dashiell as its new purchasing aftermarket product coordinator.

Dashiell comes to Felt Racing with over 15-plus years of working in the industry, and more than 30 years of racing BMX, triathlons, road bikes and finally MTB.

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Posted August 8, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Two Colorado Cyclist employees were killed on August 6 when a motorist apparently drove her one-ton pickup into a group of cyclists, according to Colorado Springs police and local news accounts.

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Posted August 8, 2008

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Jax Bicycle service manager Joe Schraff died on August 4. The 38-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in 2004.

“The guy had a super strong work ethic,” said John Haywood, general manager of Jax Bicycle Huntingon Beach store, where Schraff worked at. “The guy was always on it.”

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Posted August 6, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—The answers that didn't make the September issue print cut for Bicycle Retailer's Q & A session with Pivot's Chris Cocalis.

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Posted August 6, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently caught up with Pivot Cycles' Chris Cocalis for a question and answer session for the September issue.

Below in Bicycle Retailer's Web Exclusive section are his responses that (due to space constraints) ended up on the cutting room floor.

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Posted August 6, 2008

RALEIGH, NC (BRAIN)—Eastern Bikes has promoted Bryan Byrd to national sales manager.

Byrd has worked for Eastern for a little more than a year, previously working as a sales manager for an industrial supply distributor.

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Posted August 4, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports has appointed Andy Ewas to the position of outside sales representative for the New England territory, effective August 15.

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Posted August 4, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has hired Daryl Walter as its new chief financial officer.

Walter will be managing accounting, treasury, IT, HR and collections for the company.

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Posted August 1, 2008

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear is throwing its support behind two riders that will be documented for an upcoming film.

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Posted August 1, 2008

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design/Syncros USA has promoted Nate Shaw, former top caliber inside sales motor, to national retail sales manager.

Under this new title, Shaw will manage three customer groups: Retail Direct, Builder Sales and Grassroots Team businesses.

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Posted July 31, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun Active Hydration has hired Evan Wert for the newly created position of specialty sports sales manager.

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