SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (Calif.) — Scott Sharples has joined Bell Helmets as its new marketing manager for its bicycle business. Sharples has more than 25 years of industry experience. A former World Cup downhill racer, he most recently was product manager for Felt Bicycles.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rapha North America has hired Sophie Ballo as its new marketing manager, and Matthew Beaudin as its social media and content manager.
Ballo comes to Rapha from Specialized, where she worked as a marketing communications specialist and most recently as recruiter.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Tim Krueger, who most recently served as product manager at QBP's Salsa Cycles, has joined Bikerumor.com as a full-time writer.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (BRAIN) — Ibex Outdoor Clothing has hired Daniel Betts as vice president of finance and operations.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Zwift, which plans to release interactive indoor training software early next year, has hired former world champion and Olympian Mike McCarthy as its vice president of con
PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Hive, parent company of E-Thirteen, Chub Wheel Goods and Revl Road, has hired Cory Sullivan as head of U.S. dealer sales and Connor Bondlow in marketing design.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Slate Olson, who is currently Rapha's chief marketing officer, will relocate from London to California next year to join Specialized as vice president of global marketing in March.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has added another member to their outside sales team. Steve Kalk is now the outside rep in Illinois, portions of Wisconsin, and part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycles has hired Orli Chinea as the brand's Western regional sales manager.
NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles USA has hired several new employees, including a new sales manager and director, as it transitions from consumer direct sales to IBD sales.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Felt Bicycles has hired industry veteran Robert Kahler as its new lifestyle brand manager and has promoted Scott Matsuda from dealer support to the brand's product development department.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights.com has brought on board Sue George to further develop and manage the bike shipping company's global communications and marketing.
The five-year-old company said it hired George to guide its communications and marketing initiatives worldwide.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kenji Haroutunian, Outdoor Retailer’s veteran show director, has been let go by Emerald Expositions, Haroutunian told BRAIN on Wednesday.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Aerodynamic triathlon accessory company XLAB has hired Anthony Thomas to lead sales and distribution efforts. As global sales manager, Thomas will focus on market analysis, brand positioning, and strategy execution, the company said.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giro Sport Design has promoted two veterans and added one new hire in its marketing department.
LANSING, Mich. (BRAIN) — The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) has named John Lindenmayer executive director as current leader Rich Moeller will retire after nine years with the advocacy group. Lindenmayer, LMB’s advocacy and policy director, assumes the new post Jan. 1, 2015.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — New World Consumer Products LLC, a maker of nutritional products and supplements, has brought aboard world champion cyclist Mike King as a brand ambassador for the company’s flagship product, XRCEL sports performance fuel.
BERN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has elected ISM Saddles’ Dave Schindler and Selle Italia’s Piet van der Velde chairpersons of the organization’s new Bicycle Saddle Committee.