WATKINSVILLE, GA (BRAIN)—Tifosi Optics has named avid mountain biker and snowboarder Matt Conto as inside sales manager.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Following the departure of Marc-André Perron, Argon18 has hired Jeff Hammond as director of international sales.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA's board of directors has elected Robert Winston as its new chairman.
John Bliss, the previous chairman, stepped off the board after a successful two-year term that saw continued growth in IMBA's capacity and programs, according to a press release.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Timbuk2 has hired Doug Hall as its new national sales manager.
In his new role, Hall is responsible for expanding Timbuk2’s domestic wholesale base, and strengthening the company’s sales force, according to a press release.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant USA is enhancing its regional retail support structure by adding a position to oversee the company’s growth in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (BRAIN)—After four years in the U.S. market, German accessories brand Ergon is expanding its U.S. retail sales outreach. Last month, Ergon USA hired Albert Yeh as senior business and marketing manager to set up a sales and product launch strategy.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Burton Avery has been promoted to the role of general manager for Civia Cycles.
GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN)—Feedback Sports has hired Jeff Nitta to further develop the company's sales and marketing efforts.
BAD URACH, Germany (BRAIN)—Götz Braun has been hired as Magura's new global marketing manager. He takes over from Martin Schäfer, who had been with the company more than 20 years.
SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN)—Yuba Bicycles, makers of the Mundo Cargo Bike, has hired Robin Sansom.
HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic, Inc. has hired Zack Vestal as its communications and PR manager for the United States.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group has hired Adam Micklin as the company's new global director of sales.
Micklin brings over 25 years of industry experience in strategic sales and leadership with some notable brands.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Expanding their sales team, Rolf Prima has hired Ken Miner to handle Colorado and Utah.
Miner has been in the outdoor industry for over five years, representing apparel and hard-good products as an independent sales rep, according to a press release.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Cinelli has hired Patrick Leclerc as its new product manager. He will be responsible for relationships with with all of Cinelli's international manufacturers.
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
GOODYEAR, AZ—From father to uncle to godfather, Bill Fields was like family to many in the bike industry.
GUNNISON, CO (BRAIN)—Trina Ortega is the new managing editor of Mountain Flyer Magazine. She replaces Caroline Spaeth, who held that position since the magazine’s inception in 2004.
A native of Colorado, Ortega has been riding the dirt and pavement of the Centennial State since she was a kid.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—A memorial service is scheduled today for Chris Kuzma, a Colorado Springs retailer who died suddenly at his home.
Kuzma, who owned the Bike Stop, was 44. Friends say he passed away last Thursday after apparently suffering a heart attack.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles has hired Bill Childers as its new communications manager.
CHICOUTIMI, Quebec (BRAIN)—Cycles Devinci, the producer of Canadian hand crafted bicycles from Quebec, has hired Gabe Fox for international sales and marketing in the mountain bike sector.