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Posted September 11, 2017

CINCINNATI, Ohio (BRAIN) — Steadyrack USA has hired Mark Martines as its national sales manager. Martines has more than 25 years of experience in the bike, ski and outdoor industries.

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Posted September 7, 2017

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is responding to increased interest in digital delivery of industry news and information by hiring Colin O'Brien as digital director.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted August 31, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Steve Bellefeuille, Accell North America's former vice president of purchasing, is taking over a helmet brand best known in the winter sports industry. Bellefeuille has been named president and CEO of Pret, Inc. and has moved to Park City where the company is located.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Eurobike
Posted August 22, 2017
John Oldale (right).

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has hired industry veteran John Oldale as its new international sales & marketing manager. He will oversee Marin distributor sales in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as European marketing.

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Posted August 22, 2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Elaine M. Enick, the wife of Specialized executive vice president Bob Margevicius, died Saturday in an accident near their home in this seaside community. She was 62.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People
Posted August 14, 2017
Webster.

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has hired Marcie Webster as its new leader of global retail.

Webster, who was most recently with The North Face, will focus on helping Specialized retailers "elevate store performance and integrate operations" with the company.

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Posted August 10, 2017

ASHLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — United Bicycle Institute has hired B Vivit, a graduate of the 2017 Quality Bicycle Products Women’s Mechanic Scholarship.

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Posted August 2, 2017

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Selle Royal Group has hired carbon composites expert Mello Bouwmeester at the company's research and development facility in Utah. He will work on projects for the Selle Royal Group brands: Crankbrothers, Fizik, Brooks England and Selle Royal.

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Posted July 26, 2017

CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Focus Bicycles USA has hired Salt Lake City-based SOAR Communications to lead its public relations in the United States, supporting PR around the brand's lineup of new electric mountain bikes.

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Posted July 26, 2017

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jon Swanson is joining the Hayes Bicycle Group as its director of product management at its global headquarters here.

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Posted July 25, 2017

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BRAIN) — MIPS, the maker of a system intended to reduce brain injury from rotational impacts, has hired three long-time helmet industry executives.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 21, 2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Moots Cycles announced Friday that Butch Boucher is resigning from his role as the company's president, effective Sept. 1. The company said Boucher will continue to work on a part-time basis focusing on driving continued excellence in Moots' manufacturing processes.

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Posted July 19, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Pinkbike.com has hired Brian Park as its head of editorial. Park most recently was global content marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Bicycles and editor in chief of Rocky Mountain's Trail Journal.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted July 17, 2017

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Othon Henry Ochsner II, the president of Ochsner International, died Friday at age 83 after a short illness. Ochsner was well known in the industry for his love of the sport of cycling and of the finer things in life, including food, wine, automobiles, world travel and bicycles.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 14, 2017

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN) — Accell Group N.V.'s Supervisory Board intends to appoint Ton Anbeek as the company's next CEO and board chairman.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted July 14, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Chrome Industries has added marketing and product veterans Roberto Suarez and Gerben Gerritsen to its leadership team.

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Posted July 12, 2017

TYLER, Texas (BRAIN) — Cobb Cycling has hired Scott Warren as its senior product manager.

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