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Posted February 7, 2014

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Bicycle Times’ founding editor, Karen Brooks, has left the magazine after nearly 10 years with parent company Rotating Mass Media. Her last day was Monday.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted February 7, 2014

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Skip Hess’ sudden departure from Electra last week, sales and marketing vice president Kevin Cox has been promoted to company president effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 6, 2014

OREM, Utah (BRAIN) — Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and 16-year industry veteran Nat Ross has joined Lizard Skins as international sales executive.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted February 5, 2014
Joseph Robinson, 21, was struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Some 200 to 250 cyclists and Southern California industry representatives turned out early Wednesday for a memorial ride and ceremony to honor Joseph Robinson, a local bike shop employee who was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a morning ride Sunday. He was 21.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 3, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Charlie Cooper, former president of research firm Leisure Trends Group, joins the senior management team at PeopleForBikes this week as vice president of membership and development.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People
Posted January 31, 2014
Skip Hess

VISTA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Twenty-five days after Trek announced its purchase of Electra, Skip Hess, who led the brand’s development for almost five years, stepped down Friday telling Electra’s staff his decision to leave is effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 30, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Car rack manufacturer RockyMounts has hired Simon Hall in its engineering department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 30, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Adrian Montgomery recently left online retailer Backcountry.com where he was director of brand marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 30, 2014

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has hired three people to fill vacancies in its sales department, and promoted one employee in quality assurance.

Eric Woods of Denver has been hired as regional sales manager for the Southwest.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 28, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Athletes, volunteers and sponsors were honored at the 2013 National Interscholastic Cycling Association Awards, held this weekend in Berkeley.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition / Awards
Posted January 28, 2014

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Osmo Nutrition has appointed Reid Swanson as its senior director of sales. Reid joined Osmo after spending the last 4 years at GU Energy Labs where he held various sales leadership positions, including director of sales.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2014
New WFSGI president Frank A. Dassler

MUNICH (BRAIN) — The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry has elected Frank A. Dassler as its new president. Dassler is the general counsel of the Adidas Group and a descendent of Adidas and Puma founders Adolf and Rudolf Dassler; his father, Armin Dassler, served as WFSGI's president from 1986-1989.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2014

TEMECULA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Continuing the push to grow its retailer base, Intense Cycles has brought aboard two new outside sales reps: Alex Clark in Colorado and New Mexico and Shane Johnson in Utah and Idaho.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 24, 2014

DENVER (BRAIN) — Rudy Project has appointed Chris Lupo to the newly created position of global sponsorship director for triathlon.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted January 23, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) – Industry marketing and PR veteran Suzette Ayotte has joined the National Interscholastic Cycling Association as development director.

Ayotte was Fizik North America's marketing chief for 13 years and has consulted with several other well-known brands in the cycling world.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 22, 2014

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ben Capron, who previously served as chief brand officer at Specialized Bicycle Components, is back at the Morgan Hill, Calif., company.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 21, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has hired Adam Chamberlain as its new vice president of marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 20, 2014

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former Easton-Bell Sports marketing director Don Palermini has joined Consumer Review, the publisher of MTBR.com and RoadBikeReview.com, as editorial director.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted January 17, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Wheelmaker Rolf Prima has appointed Uncommon Communications as its public and media relations agency. Uncommon will oversee all public and media communications in addition to a product review program.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International has added three new staffers to its product staff: James Winchester as its Fuji lifestyle product manager, Chris Dietrich as Fuji mountain product manager, and Curt Davis as ASI-Asia director of product and engineering.

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