VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Shore Events owner and mountain bike racer Richard Juryn died this past Sunday doing what he loved best, exploring the great outdoors.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is making changes to its upper management and sales department including current group show director Lance Camisasca working as an industry consultant to Interbike beginning the first of the year.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In order meet increased demand for Maverick bicycles and components, and to better serve existing retailers, Maverick announced the appointment of the following sales representatives:
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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has hired four new employees for the company's support, development and content teams.
TRABUCO CANYON, CA (BRAIN)—Xterra Adventures has named Roman Roth as president.
The multi-sport adventure travel company specializes in mountain bike and road bike tours, which combines other activities and cultural experiences to create tours for recreational enthusiasts to hardcore athletes.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Sean Leslie left his marketing duties at Base Camp Communications for the great Northwest.
Leslie has already landed on his feet. Leslie got a coveted role as account manager for action sports and outdoor lifestyle PR firm Hayter Communications.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis told ESPN.com yesterday of his decision to appeal an arbitration panel’s vote against him in his doping case.
The panel’s vote stripped him of his 2006 Tour de France title.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)-Scott USA recently announced the addition of Doug Bush and Rian Timmons to the company’s bike group.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ten months of steady sales growth has paid off for Jen Soulé, who was recently promoted to sales manager for VeloPress. Soulé has already surpassed her sales goal for the company's fiscal year, and is on a pace to set a new sales record for the specialty book publisher.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)-Magura USA hired Tony Ballantine to a newly created position of OEM and aftermarket sales manager.
Ballantine joins Magura after eight years as an outside territory sales manager with Raleigh America.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Chris Cocalis is launching Pivot Cycles, a new high-end mountain bike brand he designed and developed.
Cocalis will distribute Pivot Cycles alongside the BH brand of Spanish road bikes that he introduced to the U.S. market in July.
DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Former Hans Johnsen employee Bob Fowler passed away on September 14.
He worked at the company for 50 years, retiring as senior vice president of sales in 1995.
LAKE SUCCESS, NY (BRAIN)—Polar recently announced the hiring of Chris Johnson to the position of national accounts manager for health clubs.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) recently added two new members to its marketing department, led by marketing manager, Joel Richardson.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)--Cannondale recently promoted Scott Struve to global director of marketing. Struve will be filling the void left by David Budd.
“David has decided to move on to pursue other interests,” said Bill Rudell, marketing manager for Cannondale.
BY JOHN CRENSHAW
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess has resigned as president of Giant USA, a position he’s held since 1999
He’s now checking items off his TTDBYD list.
“That’s ‘Things to do Before You Die,’” he said.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis lost his appeal yesterday when arbitrators upheld the results of a positive doping test from the 2006 Tour de France.
Landis must forfeit his Tour de France title and is suspended from the sport for two years, retroactive to January 30.
BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has announced an expanded management team with the addition of Ron Ten Berge as vice president of sales and business development, Mark Reis as chief financial officer and John Hoppes as category business manager.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. will be at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo and at the convention center to introduce Currie Technologies new Izip Express line of high-speed electric bikes.