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Posted November 3, 2011

HILDEBRAN, NC; MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Gene DiMenna has joined DeFeet International as its national sales manager. DiMenna spent several years leading segments of Trek Bicycle’s sales territories.

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Posted November 1, 2011

SEATTLE, WA; HAILFINGEN, Germany (BRAIN)—LeMond Fitness has appointed Raymond Calvert to the role of vice president and chief financial officer.

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Posted October 31, 2011

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—Rich Palmer has left Intense where he worked as director of global sales. Prior to his role at Intense, Palmer, a longtime industry veteran, had been the general manager and chief operating officer at Mavic. He had been with Mavic for 10 years.

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Posted October 26, 2011

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Zoot Sports has named Chris Bogue as vice president of sales and marketing for North America.

Previously, he held high-level sales and marketing positions with Pactimo, Pearl Izumi, Casio and K2 Sports. He will begin his role with Zoot in Vista, CA, on November 1.

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Posted October 24, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group (LTG) has hired Scott Buelter as vice president of its Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) Division.

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Posted October 23, 2011

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Highway Two has added sales veteran Brian Bohlman to its sales team. Bohlman joins the company as the regional sales manager for Highway Two’s Midwestern and Eastern territories.

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Posted October 20, 2011

MARIETTA, GA (BRAIN)—BMX legend and master wheel builder John Kovachi passed away on Wednesday morning from kidney failure. He was 46.

The former BMX racer started Kovachi Wheels in Georgia in 1989.

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Posted October 20, 2011

PORTSMOUTH, UK (BRAIN)—Former Olympic cyclist Derek Bouchard-Hall has been hired by Wiggle as its head of performance development.

“I am very excited to be joining a company with a real passion for cycling and is at the forefront of the rapidly changing cycling and tri-sport equipment industry," he said.

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Posted October 18, 2011

PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Domenic Malvestuto, a longtime bicycle retailer and influential figure in the Phoenix, Arizona, cycling community, died this month at his home in Phoenix after battling colon cancer. He was 68, and is survived by his wife of 22 years, Judy Malvestuto.

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Posted October 17, 2011

GENT, Belgium (BRAIN)—Jacques Lenel, a former French retailer who played a key role in the formation of the European Two Wheelers Association (ETRA), has died.

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Posted October 14, 2011

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has hired Nat McAllister as its new director of supplier relations. McAllister comes to the co-op with significant experience in the industry, serving as general manager for a multi-store dealer in New England.

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