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Posted May 21, 2014

LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN)  — Hawley has hired four new sales reps in territories across the U.S. Matthew McClendon takes on the region of East Ohio, West Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People / Distributor news
Posted May 21, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BRAIN) — Distributor Torcano Industries has hired two new outside reps for Southern California — Dennis Barrett and Sean Kneale of Evolution Sports Marketing.

Barrett will cover Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, while Kneale will cover Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.

Posted in North America Tagged Sales Reps / People / Distributor news
Posted May 21, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Smith Optics has announced several new hires and staff promotions as the summer season approaches.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2014
Steve Meineke departs to lead Keen.
L to R: Meineke, Mike Simmons from Bicycle Warehouse, and Speyer.

KENT, Wash. (BRAIN) — Chris Speyer, currently serving as COO of Accell North America (ANA), has been promoted to CEO, effective immediately.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Jackson Lynch has joined Pure Fix Cycles in the newly created position of director of marketing and brand strategy.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 20, 2014
Robert Priest

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Robert Priest, director of OE sales and dealer marketing for SRAM Europe, will leave the company in early June. In an announcement about his departure, SRAM said Priest made the decision to leave to focus on treatment for a declining kidney condition.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted May 14, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. (BRAIN) — Former Orbea USA general manager Tony Karklins, who operated an IBD for almost two decades before founding the Spanish bike brand’s U.S. office in 2001, is returning to retail, joining Florida-based chain BikeStreet USA as executive vice president of merchandising and business development.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People
Posted May 12, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Crossbikereview.com has added two new contributors to its site.

The first is Joe Pinzone, who is an architect, father and cyclocross expert. Pinzone has already contributed several articles to the site, including a shoe review and an article on kids' cyclocross bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted May 9, 2014

SEYMOUR, Conn. (BRAIN) — Thule has hired Dan Connors as a lead engineer, the company announced Friday. Connors joins Thule from Cannondale where he spent 20 years designing bicycle frames, cranks and other components.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted May 7, 2014

LONDON (BRAIN) — Wiggle Ltd., the online sports retailer, has appointed Giles David as chief financial officer, effective June 1.

Posted in International Tagged People
Posted May 6, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — A major shake-up in staffing at Accell North America has resulted in a variety of layoffs, new hires and promotions that affects the company's key bicycle brands as well as Seattle Bike Supply, a longtime distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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