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Grant goes to Niner; Giant promotes six

Published November 21, 2012

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes has hired Todd Grant as its vice president of global sales. He will manage inside, domestic and international sales. Grant will be based out of Niner’s Fort Collins, Colorado, office.

“Niner is growing and we are excited to add Todd as the head of our sales team,” said Niner co-founder Chris Sugai. “His experience will contribute to building best-in-class domestic and international programs for all of our dealers and distributors.”

Grant most recently was director of brand management for Pearl Izumi, where he worked for the past five years. He also was director of sales for Pearl’s cycling category. His background includes a stint as regional sales manager for Raleigh.

Grant can be reached at todd.g@ninerbikes.com.

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NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN) — Giant is restructuring its staff as it puts a stronger focus on growing its parts and accessories business. The company announced this week that it’s promoting six people in its gear and quality assurance departments.

Among the changes:

-Galen Burk is now gear product manager for the U.S. He handled product planning for Giant’s gear department for several years and the new role puts him at the head of the department. He will handle product strategy and line direction.

-Giant is creating two new positions in the gear department: product coordinator and inventory control specialist and it has promoted Scott Ward and Mike Colbert to these new roles. Ward, who previously managed Giant's B2B website, will manage product in the existing line and identify new opportunities. Colbert will handle placement, follow-up and delivery of all orders and monitor inventory levels at Giant’s warehouses. He makes the transition from quality assurance.

-Greg Breault is now global product manager for men’s apparel. He was formerly one of two product planning managers for gear.

-In its quality assurance department, Giant promoted Jeremy Combs to after sales tech rep lead and Melissa Maresca, formerly a customer service rep, is also promoted to after sales tech rep.

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