ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN) — Vee Tire Co. has hired former mountain bike and BMX world champion Mike King to work as tire development manager and brand ambassador.
In addition to tire testing duties, King will also attend promotional events, races and bike demos.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Bert Lewis, founder of Norco Bicycles and Live to Play Sports, died Oct. 7 with family at his bedside. He was 77.
OSTERMUNDIGEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Two bicycle committees at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry have new chairmen, and the WFSGI's wheel committee is getting a new member to replace a member who left the wheel industry.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives co-founder Mike Wilson is exiting his role as marketing director to pursue new business opportunities, and national sales manager Kevin Wren has left the helmet and protective gear brand.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Live to Play Sports has appointed Drew Engelmann as its new Western USA regional sales manager.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — HDX Hydration Mix has added Mike Telega to its sales force.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Kris “Kirby” Bedsaul is the new general manager for Chris King Precision Components and Cielo Bicycles, effective Oct. 7, the company announced.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Timbuk2 has appointed Cindy Feinauer the company's new director of U.S. sales.
LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Future PLC, the media group that owns CyclingNews.com, BikeRadar.com and other titles, has appointed a new CFO to replace Graham Harding, who is stepping down.
VALENCIA, VA (BRAIN) — Hi-Torque Publications has hired Kirk “KB” Bausch as advertising manager for all eight Hi-Torque titles, including its titles in the cycling and motorcycle fields.
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — GU Energy Labs has named Laura O'Meara its new national sales manager for IBDs.
O'Meara most recently served as Powerbar's NorCal Nutrition Tech Rep. She also is a four-time IronMan finisher, and recently claimed the top amateur podium at the Leadville 100 MTB.
Industry figure Howie Cohen was remembered at a service in Erie, Colo., Saturday, where family and friends laughed and cried as stories of Cohen's generosity, enthusiasm and loving spirit were shared.
OXNARD, CA (BRAIN) — Albabici, the California-based distributor of Italian brands, has hired former Showers Pass owner Ed Dalton to try and expand sales of the Nalini clothing line in the U.S.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — One Industries Corp., recently acquired by Transom Capital Group, has appointed Jeff McGuane as president and CEO, the company announced in a press release.
BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Craft Sportswear North America has hired two new sales representatives to cover the New England and Southern California territories.
ASHEVILLE, NC (BRAIN) — The Mann Group has appointed customer service and retail strategist Kevin Simpsonto the new role as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).
REDONDO BEACH, CA (BRAIN) — Red Kite Prayer has hired two new advertising sales people. Sean Morrissey and Fred Lindstrom have joined advertising sales director Wayne Thompson. The publisher of the Red Kite Prayer web site also anounced a new industry staffing service.
WALNUT, CA (BRAIN) — Australia-based cycling product website BikeRoar.com is moving into the U.S. market with its first Interbike booth next week, and the hiring of a U.S. sales director.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Seattle Bike Supply has promoted John “JQ” Quattrocchi to vice president of purchasing and product development and Rickey Strawn to national sales manager as the Accell Group-owned distributor positions for growth in 2014.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition will recognize Jenn Dice, VP of government relations at Bikes Belong, and Anna Schwinn, lead engineer at QBP, with the Pioneering Woman and First Ascent awards at its annual Thought Leader and Awards presentation at Interbike next week.