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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)--After eight years as president of Giant Bicycle, Skip Hess is leaving the company. His last day will be tomorrow.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (BRAIN)—Kinetic Trainers by Kurt has hired Wes Dornseif as its new inside sales representative.
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.
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.
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired a new marketing coordinator, Rosy Castañeda.
New to the cycling industry, but a veteran of the elite athlete’s mentality the industry constantly drives to tap for its parallels to business, she is a fresh force at Ritchey.
NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes recently promoted several key members to senior level management positions including Matt Dowling to president, while adding a new international sales office in Europe.