NEWPORT, VT (BRAIN)—Louis Garneau USA has hired Bernard Desrochers as its new brand/product manager.
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale hired Joanne Sessler as its new general manager of apparel, footwear and accessories.
Sessler takes over for Phillip Sporidis, who left the company to spend more time with his family.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Check out the list of impressive bikes to be auctioned off in November on eBay to help Stephen Murray pay for mounting medical bills.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles recently implemented a new sales structure in the United States.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes USA and Pivot Cycles have hired a team of independent outside sales reps to capitalize on the successful launch of its two brands.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Shore Events owner and mountain bike racer Richard Juryn died this past Sunday doing what he loved best, exploring the great outdoors.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is making changes to its upper management and sales department including current group show director Lance Camisasca working as an industry consultant to Interbike beginning the first of the year.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In order meet increased demand for Maverick bicycles and components, and to better serve existing retailers, Maverick announced the appointment of the following sales representatives:
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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has hired four new employees for the company's support, development and content teams.
TRABUCO CANYON, CA (BRAIN)—Xterra Adventures has named Roman Roth as president.
The multi-sport adventure travel company specializes in mountain bike and road bike tours, which combines other activities and cultural experiences to create tours for recreational enthusiasts to hardcore athletes.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Sean Leslie left his marketing duties at Base Camp Communications for the great Northwest.
Leslie has already landed on his feet. Leslie got a coveted role as account manager for action sports and outdoor lifestyle PR firm Hayter Communications.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis told ESPN.com yesterday of his decision to appeal an arbitration panel’s vote against him in his doping case.
The panel’s vote stripped him of his 2006 Tour de France title.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Spyder, which recently launched a line of downhill mountain biking gear called Freeryde for spring 2008, has hired seasoned professionals with extensive brand growth experience for its Spyder Europe office and Boulder headquarters.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—Lynskey Performance Designs has welcomed Dave Cash to the company.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Mark Dwight, Timbuk2’s former chief executive officer, has partnered with Timbuk2’s founder, Rob Honeycutt, to launch a messenger bag company, Rickshaw Bagworks.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta Competition Bicycles has hired Russ Howe as its chief operating officer.
Howe joins Serotta after eight years with GE Energy. Howe used to work for Serotta as a regional sales manager in 1998 and 1999.
TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Industry veteran John Solinsky was hired by American Classic, to oversee OEM and International Distributor Sales and Project Development for the innovative wheel and component line.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ryders Eyewear recently announced the hiring of new U.S. Sales Manager, Gareth Richards.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Descente Athletic marketing manager Marco Coelho is leaving the company tomorrow.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has sued a former employee and consultant alleging that he defrauded the company over a five-year period of $3.6 million through phony invoices made out to a fictitious freight company.