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Posted March 31, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant has hired former Mountain Bike Action staffer Doug Barnett as its new global road product marketing specialist.

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Posted March 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Lifestyle brand Pure Fix Cycles has hired Mike Russell as its new sales director. Russell was most recently director of sales at Mirraco Bicycle Co., where over the course of eight years he helped build the BMX brand’s U.S. dealer base from scratch up to 1,100 retailers.

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Posted March 26, 2014

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Accessory brand Feedback Sports has promoted two internal sales staffers to regional sales manager positions, with Sammy Rutherford overseeing the Eastern U.S. and Tim Allen managing the West.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Sales Reps / People
Posted March 21, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Penn. (BRAIN) — Rotating Mass Media, publisher of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines, has named Gary J. Boulanger the new editor of Bicycle Times, effective immediately.

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Posted March 18, 2014

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (BRAIN) — Fatback Bikes has hired mountain bike racer and industry vet John "Fuzzy" Mylne as brand manager.

"Fuzzy brings years of racing, riding, and industry expertise to the table," said Fatback owner and designer Greg Matyas. Mylne most recently worked for Niner Bikes.

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Posted March 18, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Liv/giant has hired Amanda Schaper as its global product marketing specialist. Schaper will work with Liv/giant's global marketing and product development teams on product strategies, positioning, messaging and launch plans for Liv/giant bikes and gear.

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Posted March 17, 2014

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (BRAIN) — Retailer Don Van Cleave, better known to many as "Bicycle Don," died Sunday at age 56 of bladder cancer.

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Posted March 17, 2014

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Greg Blackwell, who took over as president of Seattle Bicycle Supply last year after the retirement of longtime leader Chuck Hooper, is leaving the Accell North America-owned distributor due to a reorganization, Accell N.A.'s Steve Meineke told employees Monday.

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Posted March 12, 2014
Fast growing Florida manufacturer consults with former Serotta CEO
Bill Watkins (left) with Catrike GM Mark Egeland in Catrike's factory.

ORLANDO, Fla. (BRAIN) — Catrike, a fast growing manufacturer of high performance recumbent tricycles, is consulting with former Serotta CEO Bill Watkins as the company contemplates its growth strategy.

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Posted March 12, 2014
John Cheever (center) Jeff Shupe (L) and F.K. Day (R)

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — John Cheever, an engineering leader at SRAM since soon after the company's founding, has died at age 50 after a three-year battle with brain cancer, the company announced Wednesday.

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Posted March 12, 2014
Event owner and Velo and Triathlete magazine publisher names new CEO, CFO and CMO

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has named David Abeles as its new CEO, Barrett Garrison as CFO and Keith Kendrick as Chief Marketing Officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted March 11, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery, formerly of Backcountry.com and Scott USA, is joining Colorado-based PR and marketing agency Verde Brand Communications. Montgomery will head up Verde's bike division.

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Posted March 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Industry vet Tim Jackson has left Focus Bicycles, where he was North American marketing manager.

"It wasn’t my decision to leave, though I understand the reasoning behind the decision made by others," he said. 

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Posted March 6, 2014

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wilier Triestina USA has hired Terry Duran as national sales manager, effective immediately.

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Posted March 4, 2014

St. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (BRAIN) — Spanish sports technology company BKOOL.com has hired longtime bike industry veteran Craig Harrison as its first U.S. brand manager.

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Posted March 3, 2014

FLETCHER, N.C. (BRAIN) – Cane Creek Cycling Components announced two new hires on Monday:  senior design engineer Jim Rathbun and marketing coordinator Joel Burgess.

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Posted March 3, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Scott Sports has promoted Nic Sims from U.S. bike marketing manager to US marketing director across all divisions, including Scott's bike, wintersports, moto and running categories.  

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Posted March 3, 2014

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.

Posted in International Tagged People / Events
Posted March 3, 2014

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.

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Posted March 3, 2014

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.

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