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.
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Dana Carson has joined Reynolds Cycling as its new international sales manager.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired Mark Pippin as product manager. Pippin will oversee product development for all current and future bicycle collections.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Renowned independent tire consultant Frank Stacy has signed on as the latest member of the Bontrager Tire Development Team and its parent company Trek Bicycles, to design, test and develop tires exclusively for Bontrager-sponsored race teams and riders the world over.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires North America has promoted Bill Perreault to director of operations at their Trenton, New Jersey offices. In addition, Levi Olsen has been brought in under Perrault to spearhead the sales and marketing side of Hutchinson's bicycle tire business.
FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—Cane Creek Cycling Components has hired Devon Sullivan as a suspension design engineer.
Drawing on his experience as an avid north shore downhill rider, Sullivan will use his mechanical engineering skills to further develop and refine Cane Creek’s suspension product line.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Boa Technology, maker of the patented Boa Lacing System, has added Chuck Mason as its new vice president of sales.
PARSIPPANY, NJ (BRAIN)—Chris Hoover has been named senior vice president of Kent International. Hoover works with Arnold Kamler, Kent International's president.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—K2 Sports has named Shawn O’Shea to the newly created position of director of apparel for its Zoot Sports division.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Josh Feazell as retail sales representative for the brand in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has hired Jay Romasco in the newly created role of vice president of sales. He will be directing both domestic and international sales efforts at Tifosi.
NEWTON, MA ( BRAIN ) —BMC USA has hired Gary Thornton. He will serve dealers on the east coast from the Washington D.C. beltway north to the Canadian border.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Roger Gauvin is heading up customer and new product development at Tag Industries, a product design and manufacturing firm that supplies OEM product to many of the top brands in the industry.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Matt Fritzinger, the founder of the Northern California High School Cycling League, commences his new position as executive director of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association on August 1.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Dana Carson, managing director of Hutchinson North America, is stepping down on August 5 for a new position in the industry.
CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has hired Jeff Fox to the newly formed position of bike marketing manager. This news comes on the heels of the recently announced expansion of the Osprey sales force to service the IBD channel.
KEYSTONE, CO (BRAIN)—Dealers got to meet Tom Larter at the first company event he’s attended since joining Specialized as its director of marketing for equipment about a week ago.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta Sport has appointed Steve Fairchild as its director of dealer sales.
NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear has hired Tara Wilkinson as its new director of marketing.
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—National Sporting Goods Association vice president of Information and research Thomas B. Doyle is retiring from the NSGA, effective early in the fall of 2010. Doyle is one of NSGA’s longest-tenured staff members, having spent 39 years in the sporting goods industry.