AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN) — Tern Bicycles founder Josh Hon has been selected as an expert for a panel discussion on urban transportation at next month’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) – Australian parts and accessories maker JetBlack Cycling has promoted its U.S. brand director, Mike Ely, to international sales director. Ely joined JetBlack last spring — to lead an expansion of the brand’s U.S.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM announced two changes in its management staff. Former category manager Charles Becker is now business and industry strategist, and Ron Ritzler, former category manager for mountain bike drivetrain, is now category manager for road and triathlon in addition to mountain.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Australian bike accessory brand JetBlack has promoted Mike Ely from U.S. brand director to international sales director.
LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Scott Dickey has been appointed CEO of Source Interlink Media, the parent company of Bike and Transworld BMX magazines, as well as larger titles such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, and Surfer.
MOORPARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — BMX legend Leigh Ramsdell will be joining Mongoose as as team manager for all riders this year, the company announced this week. Ramsdell rode professionally from 1993 to 2005, for sponsors including Eastern Bikes, DK Bicycles, and Play Clothing among others.
SHARON HILL, Pa. (BRAIN) – Nathan's CEO, Bridgit Lombard, has been accepted into the International Young Presidents' Organization, the company said.
Lombard was promoted to the brand's CEO role in July.
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.