SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Scott Fornter to its U.S. bicycle group. Fornter will join the bike-sales department and manage the Orange County/San Diego territory.
OZONE PARK, NY (BRAIN)—Wayne Sosin, president of New York's Worksman Cycles, was recently featured in the New York Times. He talked about the difficulties his company is facing in light of a slowing economy.
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LAUGHLINTOWN, PA (BRAIN)—Speedgoat Bicycles, Inc., a leading Internet retailer of bicycles, has appointed Don Belt its chief operating officer.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Tom Gorton, founder of Sausalito-based design agency Studio Aspect, has provided product branding and marketing design services to Marin on a contract basis since 2003. Gorton now joins Marin as of January 1, 2009 as vice president – branding & design.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has hired Doug Dye. He will join the bike sales department and manage the Minnesota territory.
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Look Cycle International has hired former Hutchinson general manager Eric Van Haverbeke as its new vice president of sales and marketing. He'll start his new position in January.
BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Mary Margaret Sloan has been appointed as the new president of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and Lori Harrod the new president elect.
TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson USA general manager Eric Van Haverbeke is stepping down on December 19.
He's been with the company for seven years.
"I have decided to move and find new challenges within the bicycle industry," he added.
Van Haverbeke didn't respond for further comment.
SCITUATE, MA (BRAIN)—Anyone that's been to numerous tradeshows and racing events probably knows Steve Long and his entrepreneurial spirit.
Long (pictured) passed away on December 4 from brain cancer.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. has hired four new employees including Tim Edwards as director of operations, Luke Elrath as Breezer brand manager, Paul DelBuono as product services manager and Barrett James as compliance administrator.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott Bicycles has hired Chris Bingham as its new warranty manager.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant has bolstered its global product development team with three new hires in the last three weeks.
ALPINE, NJ (BRAIN)—The New York City man who died last Wednesday from a Nov. 9 cycling accident on Route 9W will be remembered with a memorial ride this Sunday.
BLOOMFIELD, CT (BRAIN)—Brian Tinsley kept asking for a job as a mechanic at Mike Wolf’s store, but Wolf kept telling him no—that is unless he got some credible training.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) has restructured its executive team to facilitate its financial and production operations, as well as streamline and accelerate its sales and marketing efforts around the world.
MILTON, FL (BRAIN)—Christoph Vogl will join Formula Brake as division coordinator/consultant for the company's North American market.
Vogl has been in the bicycle industry for 12 years and earned his mechanical engineering degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Steve Flagg, the president of Quality Bicycle Products, was named a national finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Award in the Retail and Consumer Products category.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired a new marketing manager and creative services manager.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has hired Rich Wells for the new position of director of supply chain management.
ANAHEIM HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Stanley is a lucky man, and he knows it.
Shimano's former public relations manager who worked at the company for the better part of the 1990s lost his house last weekend to the fires that have recently ravaged various parts of Southern California.