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Posted January 14, 2008

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Hutchinson Tires North America marketing and communications manager Marc Gullickson has left the company.

He had been with the company in that capacity for nearly three years.

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Posted January 14, 2008

CHULA VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Jeff Deardoff, a longtime fixture in the San Diego area bicycling scene, passed away on Dec. 16 while on a road ride with friends on Palomar Mountain in San Diego County.

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Posted January 14, 2008

MACON, GA (BRAIN)—Ronnie Thomson didn't live to see 69 this Thursday, but he did live long enough to touch everyone in the bicycle industry including most of all his employees.

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Posted January 13, 2008

LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—Mountain biking legend Hans Rey has decided to stay put for at least two more years with main sponsors GT Bicycles and Fox Racing Shox.

Rey has some new sponsorships for 2008 as well including Italian-based Met Helmets and Ergon Bike Ergonomics for grips and backpacks.

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Posted January 9, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Ketty Kuan has been promoted from manager of Jagwire after-market sales to international director of after-market and original equipment manufacturer sales.

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Posted January 9, 2008

MURRAY, UT (BRAIN)—David Erickson joins Composite Solutions as its business development manager.

Prior to this Erickson spent seven years at MacLean Quality Composites, and after almost 18 years in the composites industry, this is Erickson’s second move.

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Posted January 8, 2008

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions, an event management, sales/marketing consulting company for the recreation and sporting goods industry, has hired Chad Battistone, a former Nielsen Business Media, Interbike and Health+Fitness Business account executive and bicycle industry veteran.

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Posted January 7, 2008

CARLSBAD, CA (BRAIN)—Campagnolo North America and its long time general manager, Richard Storino, parted ways last week. And Campagnolo is in the midst of reorganizing its North American Office.

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Posted January 4, 2008

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—With blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and many other social media and social networks gaining ground as influential channels of communication, particularly among younger demographics, social media strategies have become an integral part of public relations campaigns.

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Posted January 4, 2008

BY JASON NORMAN

CUPERTINO, CA—Perhaps no one knew mountain biking pioneer John Finley Scott better than longtime friend Vance Sprock.

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Posted January 2, 2008

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle employees returning from the New Year’s holiday were stunned and saddened to learn of the sudden heart-related death on December 30 of account executive Louis Ledesma.

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Posted December 27, 2007

SAKAI, JAPAN (BRAIN)—Longtime Shimano employee Keiichi Hirobe passed away on Nov. 18, 2007. He was 74. A man that had always admitted to having a sweet tooth, he finally lost his lifelong battle against diabetes.

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Posted December 20, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis won't be able to compete in France until 2009, according to the French Anti-Doping Agency, regardless of how his appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport ends up.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has banned him from competition until January 2009.

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Posted December 17, 2007

PLEASANT HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The man who helped create NORBA (National Off-Road Bicycle Association), John "Mountain Jack" Ingram, passed away recently after a long bout with an illness.

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Posted December 16, 2007

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer and Giant for Women Ride Society leader Tara Llanes will be featured on the television program “Access Hollywood.”

The segment about Llanes is scheduled to air on the nationally-syndicated television show on Wednesday, December 26.

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Posted December 14, 2007

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Paul Damato has been hired to SRAM’s Marketing and Communication Department as its new North American technical marketing specialist for road products.

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Posted December 13, 2007

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—The BMX world lost one of its finest promoters this week when Scott Snook succumb to a long illness.

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Posted December 13, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer was fortunate enough to catch up with the iconic Joe Breeze, asking him a few questions on his relationship with mountain biking pioneer John Finley Scott, who was murdered at age 72 last year.

BRAIN: How did you first get to know Scott?

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Posted December 12, 2007

ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Minnesotans fancy themselves a hearty lot. But as the winter sun sets on the Twin Cities and temperatures drop into the single digits, even the most staunchly dedicated bicycle commuters take to the frozen streets in their heated four-wheeled machines for the trip home.

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Posted December 6, 2007

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) has hired Amy Luther as its national program coordinator.

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