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Posted October 30, 2013

GOLDEN, CO (BRAIN) — Spot Brand has hired 19-year bicycle industry veteran Adam Williams as sales director.

Williams worked as a sales rep, tech rep and demo tour manager for Rocky Mountain Bicycles; he also helped start and grow Golden Bike Shop, a local IBD.

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Posted October 29, 2013

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Slidepad Technologies has named Ian Ferguson its new aftermarket sales director. Slidepad Technologies manufactures the Slidepad single-lever braking system.

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Posted October 28, 2013

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Armando “Mondo” Aguilera as the brand's new territory representative for Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho; the brand also has hired James Scriven as senior graphic designer.

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Posted October 23, 2013

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN) — Bill Armas, Park Tool’s longtime director of marketing, has left the company and plans to move back to Southern California where he grew up. “Park is a terrific company with an unbelievable team of skilled and ethical people, “ he said.

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Posted October 21, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Car rack manufacturer Rocky Mounts has hired Bruno Maier as president.

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Posted October 18, 2013

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN) — Knog is opening its second European office, this one in Germany and to be managed by David Burger. The Australian accessory brand opened its first European office last year, in France.

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Posted October 16, 2013
Peter and Jeanne Henry commuting to Landry's

FRAMINGHAM, MA (BRAIN) — Jeanne Henry, a longtime co-owner and employee of Landry’s Bicycles, passed away Tuesday in the loving care of her family after a 23-year battle with cancer. She was 57.

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Posted October 16, 2013

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. has hired former mountain bike and BMX world champion Mike King to work as tire development manager and brand ambassador. 

In addition to tire testing duties, King will also attend promotional events, races and bike demos.

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Posted October 14, 2013

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bert Lewis, founder of Norco Bicycles and Live to Play Sports, died Oct. 7 with family at his bedside. He was 77.

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Posted October 14, 2013

OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Two bicycle committees at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry have new chairmen, and the WFSGI's wheel committee is getting a new member to replace a member who left the wheel industry.

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Posted October 4, 2013

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives co-founder Mike Wilson is exiting his role as marketing director to pursue new business opportunities, and national sales manager Kevin Wren has left the helmet and protective gear brand.

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Posted October 3, 2013

PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports has appointed Drew Engelmann as its new Western USA regional sales manager.

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Posted October 1, 2013

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — HDX Hydration Mix has added Mike Telega to its sales force.

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Posted October 1, 2013

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Kris “Kirby” Bedsaul is the new general manager for Chris King Precision Components and Cielo Bicycles, effective Oct. 7, the company announced.

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Posted October 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has appointed Cindy Feinauer the company's new director of U.S. sales.  

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Posted October 1, 2013

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future PLC, the media group that owns CyclingNews.com, BikeRadar.com and other titles, has appointed a new CFO to replace Graham Harding, who is stepping down.

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Posted September 26, 2013

VALENCIA, VA (BRAIN) — Hi-Torque Publications has hired Kirk “KB” Bausch as advertising manager for all eight Hi-Torque titles, including its titles in the cycling and motorcycle fields.

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Posted September 25, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has named Laura O'Meara its new national sales manager for IBDs.

O'Meara most recently served as Powerbar's NorCal Nutrition Tech Rep. She also is a four-time IronMan finisher, and recently claimed the top amateur podium at the Leadville 100 MTB.

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Posted September 23, 2013
Gene Smith with a banner signed at Interbike by Cohen's friends

Industry figure Howie Cohen was remembered at a service in Erie, Colo., Saturday, where family and friends laughed and cried as stories of Cohen's generosity, enthusiasm and loving spirit were shared.

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Posted September 19, 2013
Ed Dalton

OXNARD, CA (BRAIN) — Albabici, the California-based distributor of Italian brands, has hired former Showers Pass owner Ed Dalton to try and expand sales of the Nalini clothing line in the U.S.

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