MUNICH (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has elected Frank A. Dassler as its new president. Dassler is the general counsel of the Adidas Group and a descendent of Adidas and Puma founders Adolf and Rudolf Dassler; his father, Armin Dassler, served as WFSGI's president from 1986-1989.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Continuing the push to grow its retailer base, Intense Cycles has brought aboard two new outside sales reps: Alex Clark in Colorado and New Mexico and Shane Johnson in Utah and Idaho.
DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has appointed Chris Lupo to the newly created position of global sponsorship director for triathlon.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Industry marketing and PR veteran Suzette Ayotte has joined the National Interscholastic Cycling Association as development director.
Ayotte was Fizik North America's marketing chief for 13 years and has consulted with several other well-known brands in the cycling world.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ben Capron, who previously served as chief brand officer at Specialized Bicycle Components, is back at the Morgan Hill, Calif., company.
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has hired Adam Chamberlain as its new vice president of marketing.
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former Easton-Bell Sports marketing director Don Palermini has joined Consumer Review, the publisher of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com, as editorial director.
EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheelmaker Rolf Prima has appointed Uncommon Communications as its public and media relations agency. Uncommon will oversee all public and media communications in addition to a product review program.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has added three new staffers to its product staff: James Winchester as its Fuji lifestyle product manager, Chris Dietrich as Fuji mountain product manager, and Curt Davis as ASI-Asia director of product and engineering.
GRATON, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matt Fritzinger, the founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, has formed Zinger Pacific Consulting, a consulting business focused on helping start-ups and young companies.
BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Michael Bush has been named president of Stan's NoTubes, where he previously was director of sales and engineering.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Profile Design has brought aboard sporting goods industry veteran Jeff Tyson as marketing manager for apparel brand Bellwether. He is the first hire in Bellwether’s newly restructured marketing department.
TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Andrew Herrick is stepping into the CEO role at Intense Cycles. Herrick was formerly president of Crankbrothers.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has appointed Frank Ripper as its mountain bike PR coordinator for much of Europe. Ripper has been SRAM's MTB technical marketing coordinator for Europe for the last few days.
VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Andrew Juiliano is joining H3 Publications' editorial staff as a writer and editor for Road and Decline magazines.
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Martha Roskowski, director of the Green Lane Project at PeopleForBikes, was promoted to vice president of local innovation and will continue to serve as a member of the senior management team at PeopleForBikes.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be the keynote speaker at an industry breakfast at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (BRAIN) – Brett Walquist, a longtime Midwest rep for J&B Importers and a former retailer, was stabbed to death by an intruder early Monday while vacationing with family in the beach town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. He was 41.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (BRAIN) — Scott Scudamore, a mountain bike athlete, advocate, event organizer and retail store employee, died Dec. 28 from complications from a mountain bike accident he suffered in September.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM’s Brad Menna will start a new role as a road product manager beginning Jan. 1, having spent the past five years in sales, three of them as a senior OE account manager.