GUNNISON, Colo. (BRAIN) — Jason Gibb has joined Mountain Flyer Magazine's sales staff, the publisher announced this week.
Gibb will be joining associate publisher Scott Leonard to help build online, print and sponsorship opportunities for the Gunnison, Colo.-based publication.
OAKLAND, Calif. (BRAIN) — Momentum Sports Group, the owner and operator of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, has hired Jasen Thorpe and Thorpe Marketing to manage and execute all public and media relations for the team this year.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Triathlon, the national governing body for triathlon, recently announced that Chuck Menke was promoted to chief marketing officer. Menke was hired in February 2010 as director of marketing and communications.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Two-time Ironman world champion Scott Tinley and former triathlon journalist Mike Plant have announced the launch of trihistory.com.
MISSOULA, Mont. (BRAIN) — Industry PR pro and journalist Alex Strickland is joining the Adventure Cycling Association as assistant publications director, a new position at the organization.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) – Patrick Brady, the publisher of RedKitePrayer.com, will be the chief judge at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which opens here on March 14.
JACKSON, Wyo. (BRAIN) — PR firm Verde Brand Communications has created an action sports and lifestyle division, which is being led by Verde's Keith Cozzens.
MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Assos has hired Beth Leibo as its central territory manager, the company announced this week. Leibo will manage sales and retailer support in 14 states in the middle of the U.S., from the Dakotas south to Louisiana.
CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies, the manufacturer of NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrains, has hired Rick Soberanis as its "chief accelerator of sales and business development" for bike North America. Soberanis started working with Fallbrook's NuVinci bicycle division on Feb. 2.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired Dave Maurer as its central region sales manager, the company said. Maurer, who until recently was the central region sales manager for Trek, will start with Giant on Feb. 17.
AURORA, Ontario (BRAIN) — BionX International has hired Ken Fagut as U.S. sales manager. Fagut comes to BionX with 30 years of industry management experience.
BOSTON (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries North America Inc. has hired Henry Horrocks as its product and marketing manager.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jason Faircloth has left Marin Bikes, where he was vice president of product development, to start an industry design, development and sourcing company called Darkline Design.
Faircloth started at Marin in 2003.
PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Bicycle Times’ founding editor, Karen Brooks, has left the magazine after nearly 10 years with parent company Rotating Mass Media. Her last day was Monday.
VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Skip Hess’ sudden departure from Electra last week, sales and marketing vice president Kevin Cox has been promoted to company president effective immediately.
OREM, Utah (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and 16-year industry veteran Nat Ross has joined Lizard Skins as international sales executive.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 200 to 250 cyclists and Southern California industry representatives turned out early Wednesday for a memorial ride and ceremony to honor Joseph Robinson, a local bike shop employee who was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a morning ride Sunday. He was 21.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Charlie Cooper, former president of research firm Leisure Trends Group, joins the senior management team at PeopleForBikes this week as vice president of membership and development.
VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Twenty-five days after Trek announced its purchase of Electra, Skip Hess, who led the brand’s development for almost five years, stepped down Friday telling Electra’s staff his decision to leave is effective immediately.