JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BRAIN)—The cycling world was shocked by the death of Ryan Cox of Team Barloworld, who passed away Wednesday morning in South Africa.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Canari Cyclewear has appointed Erik DeKold as national sales manager for their Independent Bicycle Dealers and Custom divisions, a newly created position within the company.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) has formed a new product management team led by senior product manager John Otis.
Scott Boyd will have responsibility for the Sun Ringlé and Wheelsmith brands, including Sun rims, Ringlé hubs, Wheelsmith spokes, and SunRinglé wheels.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)-Sugoi Performance Apparel hired Jin Seo to serve as the company's women's
director of design.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ten months of steady sales growth has paid off for Jen Soulé, who was recently promoted to sales manager for VeloPress. Soulé has already surpassed her sales goal for the company's fiscal year, and is on a pace to set a new sales record for the specialty book publisher.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)-Scott USA recently announced the addition of Doug Bush and Rian Timmons to the company’s bike group.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Chris Cocalis is launching Pivot Cycles, a new high-end mountain bike brand he designed and developed.
Cocalis will distribute Pivot Cycles alongside the BH brand of Spanish road bikes that he introduced to the U.S. market in July.
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.
LAKE SUCCESS, NY (BRAIN)—Polar recently announced the hiring of Chris Johnson to the position of national accounts manager for health clubs.
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.
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.
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.
MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) recently added two new members to its marketing department, led by marketing manager, Joel Richardson.
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.
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.
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.