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  1. Yakima hires Ryan Martin as CEO

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products Inc. has brought aboard Ryan Martin, formerly a global director at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., as its new CEO. In his previous role at Whirlpool, Martin worked closely with Yakima's parent company for the past seven ...

    Posted August 1, 2014 in North America

  2. Polar Bottle makes two hires in operations

    BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Polar Bottle's parent company, Product Architects, Inc., has created and filled two new positions in its operations department. Ken Austin joins the Boulder-based company as director of operations and Tracy Lindsey becomes the company's first purchasing ...

    Posted November 6, 2014 in Industry News

  3. GoPro names former Microsoft/Skype executive as new president

    SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. has named former Microsoft executive Tony Bates as president. Bates is the former CEO of Skype, which Microsoft acquired in 2011. At Microsoft he was an executive vice president responsible for business development, strategy and evangelism; he left the company ...

    Posted June 6, 2014 in North America

  4. Optic Nerve's parent company renames itself, launches new sunglass brand

    Mountain Shades Inc. for more than 30 years, but it will now be called Optic Nerve Eyewear. "We ...

    Posted July 29, 2014 in North America

  5. NuVinci maker co-sponsors e-bike weight loss challenge

    CEDAR PARK, Texas (BRAIN) — Fallbrook Technologies Inc. the comapny behind the NuVinci continuously variable planetary drivetrain, is partnering with Evelo Electric Bicycles on a "30-Day eBike Challenge" consumer promotion. The companies said the promotion is designed "to encourage healthier, ...

    Posted May 28, 2014 in North America

  6. Lawsuit alleges CGI exploited race volunteers

    Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon volunteer claims for-profit promoter unfairly obtained free labor and owes wages; a company spokesperson calls allegations “completely baseless.” UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (BRAIN) — A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) and its ...

    Posted October 14, 2014 in North America

  7. Spy Q2 sales decline, ending growth streak

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Spy Inc. on Wednesday reported an 18 percent decrease in second-quarter sales compared with a year earlier, ending 12 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth at the optical brand. "The second quarter of 2014 was the first in over three years where a number ...

    Posted August 6, 2014 in North America

  8. Giant and Weagle end patent lawsuit

    NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — A patent-infringement and breach-of-contract lawsuit pitting Dave Weagle against Giant Bicycle Inc. and Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has been resolved. In a brief 72-word statement, Giant said Weagle, the owner of DW-Link, has permanently dismissed all claims ...

    Posted July 1, 2014 in North America

  9. Shimano eyes world economy as it posts third-quarter results

    OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — When the Bank of Japan announced a massive new stimulus program Friday, world stock markets jumped and the yen dropped to its lowest point since early 2008. But the news is unlikely to change Shimano Inc.’s financial forecast for the remainder of the year. Despite ongoing ...

    Posted October 31, 2014 in International

  10. DT Swiss plans wheel demos at US events

    is worth far more than we could possibly say," said Chip Barbieri, CEO of DT Swiss Inc. Among ...

    Posted June 27, 2014 in North America

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