BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Applied Cycling Labs, Inc., makers of Hüdz products, has hired Soren Strom to take over distribution and OE management for the brand.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. has hired Steve Parke for the newly created position of director of sales. Parke will oversee all international and domestic sales activity for ASI’s six brands: Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer, Terry Precision and Oval Concepts.
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—BMC Trading Company has filled two positions for head of sales and global head of marketing.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Will Mahler as retail sales representatives for the brand in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
BURLINGTON, NC (BRAIN)—Pro Feet has hired Matt Judge to handle sales, marketing and product development for the brand.
He brings a solid resume of brand experience to the company, having worked for Columbia Sportswear, Rockport footwear and Pearsox.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP has selected Mike McMullen to manage its purchasing department.
In this new role, McMullen will develop and manage purchasing processes, in addition to training and directing purchasing staff.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has promoted Kendall Young to the newly created position of North American director of sales for both Ritchey and Syncros brands.
TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN)—Wilier Triestina owner and chairman Lino Gastaldello was killed on Saturday morning while cycling in Treviso, Italy. He was struck by a vehicle and thrown 30 meters, according to an Italian news outlet. He died from his injuries two hours later at the hospital.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Steve Parke has resigned as Ritchey Design's general manager and former vice president of global marketing, as he plans to pursue new opportunities within the industry.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles has hired Pete Roggeman for the position of marketing manager. Roggeman comes to Rocky Mountain with a wealth of bicycle industry experience, having worked both in Europe and North America.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—System Affix Components has hired Keith Stephens as its North American sales manager. Stephens is the president of American Cycle Systems (ACS BMX), and previously handled international sales at GT Bicycles.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports named Steve Marcus as its New England sales representative. Marcus, like Veltec, has an over thirty-year presence in the industry and an impeccable reputation among dealers for quality of service.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—After 53 years in the bike business, working for companies including West Coast Cycle, Giant and, most recently, Pacific Cycle, Nick Andrade is calling it quits.
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dave "Crash" Collins, a Bootleg Canyon race promoter, died on January 8 after a battle with Melanoma cancer.
WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN)—Reynolds Cycling has hired Hartmut Bölts as its new European OEM sales manager.
“I am very excited to join the team at Reynolds Cycling and work with their innovative products," Bölts said. “I’m sure that we will continue to grow the Reynolds Cycling business with European OEMs.”
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura Direct has hired Kenny Roberts for public relations and marketing duties.
Roberts has more than 20 years of industry experience, most recenty serving as DT Swiss' U.S. sales and marketing manager.
BALA CYNWYD, PA (BRAIN)—Vic Rollins has been let go as vice president of sales at Sweetskinz.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Mike Gaumond has replaced Pat Hus as CEO of Titus Cycles. Gaumond brings over 20 years of senior management experience to Titus including prior CEO, general management, product management and business development roles in companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Mark Weir's Marin County home—that he shares with his wife, Sue, and son, Gus—burnt down Sunday evening, as a fire broke out in the garage and spread throughout their home.
The family got out safely after being alerted by the fire alarm system.