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Posted October 16, 2007

OLNEY, IL (BRAIN)-Magura USA hired Tony Ballantine to a newly created position of OEM and aftermarket sales manager.

Ballantine joins Magura after eight years as an outside territory sales manager with Raleigh America.

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LAKE SUCCESS, NY (BRAIN)—Polar recently announced the hiring of Chris Johnson to the position of national accounts manager for health clubs.

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Posted October 16, 2007

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Former Hans Johnsen employee Bob Fowler passed away on September 14.

He worked at the company for 50 years, retiring as senior vice president of sales in 1995.

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BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)--Cannondale recently promoted Scott Struve to global director of marketing. Struve will be filling the void left by David Budd.

“David has decided to move on to pursue other interests,” said Bill Rudell, marketing manager for Cannondale.

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BY JOHN CRENSHAW

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess has resigned as president of Giant USA, a position he’s held since 1999

He’s now checking items off his TTDBYD list.

“That’s ‘Things to do Before You Die,’” he said.

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MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) recently added two new members to its marketing department, led by marketing manager, Joel Richardson.

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BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has announced an expanded management team with the addition of Ron Ten Berge as vice president of sales and business development, Mark Reis as chief financial officer and John Hoppes as category business manager.

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Posted October 16, 2007

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. will be at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo and at the convention center to introduce Currie Technologies new Izip Express line of high-speed electric bikes.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis lost his appeal yesterday when arbitrators upheld the results of a positive doping test from the 2006 Tour de France.

Landis must forfeit his Tour de France title and is suspended from the sport for two years, retroactive to January 30.

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BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)--Sigma, the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling electronics, is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Jarnagin as its Northwest Tech Rep.

Jarnagin, a former bike messenger, most recently spent seven years as an inside sales rep for Raleigh bicycles.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports recently announced some changes in its sales department.

On the heels of new-hire Mark McCormack (New England territory manager), ASI welcomes another U.S. professional bike racer, Brenda Lyons.

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PRESCOTT, AZ (BRAIN)-Thunderhead Alliance's board of directors has decided to part ways with executive director Sue Knaup.

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Posted October 16, 2007

Story by JASON NORMAN

SAN ANSELSO, CA (BRAIN)--Kids all around the world opened up their gifts this past Christmas, and a great many probably received bikes, possibly their first bikes, possibly a Gary Fisher bike.

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PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products recently announced the promotion of two long-time Norco employees.

David Overgaard has been promoted to vice president of bicycle division, and Martin Tammik has been promoted to vice president of merchandising.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Nearly 100 Colnago retailers received the first copies of Ernesto Colnago’s biography, “Colnago: The Bicycle” yesterday at Interbike.

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NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)--After eight years as president of Giant Bicycle, Skip Hess is leaving the company. His last day will be tomorrow.

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TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH USA and Pivot Cycles hired industry veterans Adam Vincent and Rob Aguero to its fast-growing team. The two previously worked together with John Bradley, the company’s national sales manager.

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EDGEWATER, CO (BRAIN)–Optic Nerve, the Colorado-based sport sunglass manufacturer and its parent company, Mountain Shades, recently promoted three employees while adding three new sales representatives.

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VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Anthony (Tony) D’Onofrio as COO, effective immediately.

In this newly created position, D’Onofrio will be responsible for global operations, including supply chain, sourcing, distribution, manufacturing and planning for Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Kinetic Trainers by Kurt has hired Wes Dornseif as its new inside sales representative.

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