MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kali Protectives has hired longtime Bike Rumor contributor and tech editor Saris Mercanti to a new marketing role. Working with sales and marketing manager Bryan Mason, Mercanti will oversee brand communication, in-house content creation and help expand the brand’s moto division.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Hwa Fong Rubber, parent of the Duro tire brand, has begun a partnership with mountain biker Hans Rey.
According to the tire brand, Rey will bring his knowledge and expertise to both the R&D and marketing departments at Duro and assist in developing the brand worldwide.
PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Cyclone Bicycle Supply has added three new outside sales reps.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP's annual catalog is in the mail and arriving, with a loud thump, at dealers' doorsteps.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Matthew Pfeffer, a long-time bike industry testing engineer and vice president of global operations at ACT Lab, died Thursday. He was 50.
Pfeffer died from complications stemming from an acute case of influenza.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Enthusiast Network, the publisher of Bike magazine, has made two appointments at the title. At the same time, Bike has consolidated its team at TEN's new headquarters in Carlsbad.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship, a business-to-business distribution platform, is making a significant addition to the services it offers.
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (BRAIN) — Garmin Ltd. has acquired iKubu (Pty) Ltd., a South African company that has developed a rear-facing radar system for bicyclists. iKubu introduced its Backtracker device at the Eurobike show last summer.
NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. has announced two changes to its sales staff. BMX and mountain bike racing legend Eric Carter has joined Marin and will be managing the Southern California territory as a Factory Rep. Cedar Kyes is moving north to manage Marin's Pacific Northwest territory.
SEYMOUR, Ct. (BRAIN) — Thule Group has promoted two long-term associates to vice president positions in sales and marketing.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (BRAIN) — Hawley, LLC is taking over all U.S. sales, marketing, and after-sales service for Look Cycle, the companies announced this week. The switch to Hawley is effective immediately.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bell Helmets is bringing back its trail grant program, Bell Built, in 2015, but unlike the two previous years where it selected three trails, this year the helmet company will provide a $100,000 grant to a single mountain bike project in the U.S.
PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Serfas has hired four new regional sales managers and updated its computer systems as the accessories brand looks to enhance dealer communication and support company growth.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit is now filled to capacity and sponsorship opportunities are sold out as well, the event's organizers announced Wednesday.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — More than 800 women applied for the Women's Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship launched by Quality Bicycle Products and 10 were selected to attend UBI's Professional Shop Repair and Operations Workshop in Ashland, Ore., this spring.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — After a nearly full-day vacation, BicycleRetailer.com came back online Wednesday morning. A hardware problem at the site's hosting service apparently caused the outage.
SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — DZR, the San Francisco maker of urban cycling footwear, said Tuesday that it has signed with Echos Communications as its public relations agency.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Mellow Johnny’s — the Austin, Texas, destination store co-owned by Lance Armstrong — is expanding to a second location to be housed in the new Clearfork Trailhead Cycling and Fitness Center in
BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Blair Clark has joined GU Energy Labs, where he will lead the nutrition brand's sales efforts as vice president of sales. Clark has been senior vice president of sales and marketing for Smith Optics for the past 11 years.
PETALUMA, Calif (BRAIN) — Yuba Bicycles is heading out on a 20-city, three-week, electric cargo bike demo tour this week visiting Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta and many more cities between.