MADISON, WI (BRAIN) — Political observers in Wisconsin are chattering about a possible gubernatorial challenge from former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke.
TAMPA, FL (BRAIN) — American Classic has named Cody Gilbertson to head its U.S. inside sales office.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — SRAM has added two new members to its North American OEM sales team. Bicycle industry veteran Rick Wilks joins SRAM as a senior OEM account manager and Alex Berge joins SRAM as an OEM account manager.
TORONTO, Canada (BRAIN) — Rick Vosper started his new job as global marketing director at Cervélo Cycles this week. Vosper is relocating from Boulder, Colorado, to Toronto, where the bike brand is headquartered. Vosper’s last day at SmartEtailing, where he was client services director, was Friday.
ROANOKE, VA (BRAIN) — QRide Inc. has hired two sales agencies to represent its products to IBDs and specialty outdoor retailers.
Madison, Wisconsin-based Camillo & Associates will cover a large portion of the upper Midwest.
OLDENBURG, Germany (BRAIN) — Kenda Taiwan has hired Friderik Vodan as the new sales manager for Kenda Europe. Vodan, 46, joins Kenda after several years serving as the international sales and global marketing director of Formula Brakes. Vodan also previously worked for Specialized in Europe.
BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has hired Katie Gould Swenson as its sales and marketing manager for Craft baselayers and Nordic skiing.
GIG HARBOR, WA (BRAIN) — The family of Steve Ready, Interbike’s co-founder, who recently passed away, will be hosting a celebration of his life Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN) — Easton-Bell Sports has hired two regional sales managers. Dan Knisely will handle the Eastern region and Canada and Chris Bogue will handle the West.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Monica Davis, until recently a regional sales manager for Giant Bicycle, has been named publisher of Elevation Outdoors magazine and MountainGazette.com. The titles are owned by Summit Publishing and based in Boulder, Colorado.
SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) – Tate Labs recently brought Craig Dennis onboard to head up engineering and to speed up its product development and design. Dennis has more than 20 years of engineering and design experience. Before joining he was co-founder of an engineering software company.
ANAHEIM, CA (BRAIN) — Cycle Group, Inc. has hired Anthony Thomas as its new mountain bike brand manager. CGI is a Southern Californian-based supplier of aftermarket bicycle components and accessories.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Product Architects Inc., the maker of the Polar Bottle insulated sport bottles, has added several new full-time employees and promoted two of its veteran team members.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN) — DT Swiss has hired Jim Glose as part of its global OEM sales team.
Glose has previously worked at Titus Cycles, Tifosi Optics and Speedgoat Bicycles.
GIG HARBOR, WA (BRAIN) — Interbike co-founder Steve Ready died Tuesday at the age of 66. He had been battling brain and lung cancer.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) is seeking nominations for its Pioneering Women Award and First Ascent Award in the Bike Industry.
LAFAYETTE, CO (BRAIN) — Howie Cohen, a hugely influential figure in developing the U.S. BMX market and arguably the first person to bring high-quality Asian-made bikes to America, died in the early morning hours Thursday surrounded by family in his hometown of Lafayette, Colorado. He was 74.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies has promoted three employees in its sales department, starting with Peter Jubell, who was promoted to the new position of director of new business development.
SUWANEE, GA (BRAIN) — Former pro road racer Nathan O'Neill is joining the expanded inside sales team at Blue Competition Cycles, the company announced Wednesday. O'Neill will be based in Blue's Suwanee office and report to inside sales manager Daniel Stallings.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (BRAIN) — Downhill racing legend Leigh Donovan has stepped down from her sales position at Interbike to pursue her own business venture, the trade show presenter announced Tuesday.