PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Fred Drenhouse died over the weekend after a long battle with cancer. Drenhouse had worked for a several major companies in the industry and was director of operations at Advanced Sports when he passed away, said Pat Cunnane, the company’s president.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—Five NBDA members have been elected to two-year terms on the NBDA board of directors.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Ideal Bike Corporation appointed Michael Chen as its vice president of sales and marketing for North America.
TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Lorpen has promoted Bruce Barrows to North American sales manager. Barrows will now be responsible for Lorpen's sales across the U.S. and Canada.
ZWOLLE, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Henk Schipper has left Ritchey/Syncros in the UK to focus on Fast Forward Wheels.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess is the new co-CEO of Electra Bicycle Company.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has promoted Jeff Weiss to the newly created role of vice president of international business development.
LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The Hawley Company's service center manager Ian Foyster was tragically killed on Monday.
"He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was shot," said Dave Goeppner, marketing manager for The Hawley Company.
WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead Europe has hired two new staff members: Roberto Rinaldi and Stefano Bucci.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Peter Denk as its director of technology for the R&D team.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Monica Davis is joining Giant Bicycle in the role of regional sales manager, west. She begins her new position on Monday, October 26.
MURRIETA, CA (BRAIN)—Turner Suspension Bicycles has hired LJ Miller as their new in house sales manager. Miller will be responsible for communication with current Turner dealers as well as expanding the dealer network within the United States.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Professional sales representative Doug Hagstrom has joined the Marin Bikes family to represent the line in MA, CT, RI, NH, VT, ME and upstate NY.
POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN)—Fizik has hired endurance racing legend Nat Ross in the newly created position of brand specialist for the U.S. retail channel.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has hired Jacques Philie as sales manager for its Canadian network.
Previously, Marc-André Perron had acted as sales manager for both the Canadian and international markets, but now his time will be entirely devoted to developing Argon 18’s international sales.
VANCOUVER, B.C. (BRAIN)—Stan Mavis, president of Sugoi since early 2006, is no longer with the company, according to Rick Leckner, spokesman for Dorel Industries, Sugoi's parent company.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)— Cycling Sports Group (CSG) has appointed Todd Seplavy senior product manager for GT Bicycles, reporting to Mark Peterman, general manager of GT Bicycles.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports director of marketing Elisette Carlston is leaving the company.
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.