AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Darren Zielinski, vice president of sales and marketing of Rocket Science Sports, has parted ways with the company.
WILMINGTON, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has hired Matthew Simpson as its global operations director.
Simpson possesses 14 years of experience working for top brands within their respective industries, like Stonyfield Farms, Grace Darex and New England Confectionery Co.
TUCSON, AZ (BRAIN)—Genuine Innovations has hired John Snelgrove as its new global sales manager.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Mark Peterman, who has been with GT Bicycles for more than 20 years, has been tapped to be its new general manager, and will work out of Cycling Sport Group’s (CSG) headquarters in Bethel, Connecticut, starting October 31.
CAMPBELL, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has hired Anthony Trujillo as its new engineering and product manager.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss' Paul Guebara will take on the marketing management responsibilities for the time being at the company.
Kenny Roberts, who left to pursue his educational goals on July 31, was responsible for DT Swiss' after-market sales and marketing management.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—James Alberts has been named the new global marketing manager for Jagwire.
Alberts, who has a broad background in bicycle retailing and marketing, recently earned an MBA with a concentration in brand and product management from the University of Iowa’s Tippie School of Management.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel has hired Andrew Coutant as its new vice president of design and development.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries’ Recreational/Leisure segment has appointed Mario Stein as vice president for Cycling Sports Group (CSG) Asia.
OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)—Magura USA has hired multi-time mountain bike champion and Olympian Ruthie Matthes.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Andrew Hersam has been named executive vice president of media for The Competitor Group. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and executing CGI’s publishing division and new media initiatives.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Mark Pippin has decided to leave SRAM as its product manager for new business market and join Trek. Pippin had been with SRAM for more than seven years.
BAD NAUHEIM, Germany (BRAIN)—Oliver Arroyo has been hired as technical service manager at JD Europe.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Felix Magowan was cleaning out his office Tuesday ending a 22-year career at VeloNews, a struggling magazine he and two others bought in 1988. They ultimately transformed it into one of the dominant cycling news magazines in the world.
CARY, NC (BRAIN)—League of American Bicyclists board member Bruce Rosar died over the weekend, colliding with a car while riding his bike in Apex, North Carolina.
EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Lake Cycling continues to build its outside sales rep force with the addition of two more industry veterans to represent the brand in Florida, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles bolstered its marketing team with the addition of media and communications veteran Kip Mikler. The former editor of VeloNews brings more than a decade’s worth of experience in cycling journalism and communications to Felt.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss U.S. sales and marketing manager Kenny Roberts has decided to step down from his position in order to pursue educational goals.
His last day will be July 31. He has been with the company for more than five years.
DOVER, VT (BRAIN)—Renée Hicks, the former coordinator for the Pedro’s and Kenda Mountain Bike Festivals, has joined up with Mount Snow to promote the Mount Snow Mountain Bike Festival in Dover, Vermont on August 7-9.