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Posted October 17, 2014

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Chris Lombardo will lead technical support services for BH Bikes and Easy Motion electric bikes, the company announced.

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Posted October 13, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) —Rolf Prima has added Ming Tan to its outside sales rep force to help manage and grow the wheel maker’s Northern California territory.

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Posted October 10, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (BRAIN) — John K Levi, Kent International's former senior vice president, passed away Monday at the age of 77.

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Posted October 8, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Conn. (BRAIN) — Tom Osgood, the former senior vice president and global chief human resources officer at Dorel Industries, has joined K. Russo Consulting, where he will launch a new human resources advisory practice. 

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Posted October 8, 2014

BEVERLY, Mass. (BRAIN) – Craft Sportswear North America has hired Ming Tan as its sales rep for Northern California. Tan will represent all Craft categories including cycling, run, nordic and custom. 

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Posted October 6, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has hired Rod Tomlinson for its sales team. He replaces Brian McKavic, who is moving to the East Coast with his family for a new opportunity.

Tomlinson was most recently the retail marketing project manager at Fox Head Inc.

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Posted October 3, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (BRAIN) — Blue Bicycles has hired creative and marketing veteran Matt Reece as the brand's director of marketing.

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Posted September 30, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Frank Hugelmeyer has resigned as president and CEO of the Outdoor Industry Association, effective Oct. 3, the organization's board announced Tuesday.

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Posted September 29, 2014

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Charlie Issendorf, most recently a vice president at Champion System, has joined startup virtual training company Zwift as vice president of events for North America.

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Posted September 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Longtime Dahon general manager Pete Mole, who is also credited as the creator of the first muscle bike, died in mid-September days after suffering a stroke. He was 88.

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Posted September 23, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association recently welcomed new retailers to its board of directors. The seven dealers will serve two-year terms and include three returning directors, four first-timers and one advisor.  

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Posted September 19, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Hugh Walton has joined Currie Technologies as Southwest territory manager. He replaces Marty Schlesinger, who has shifted roles to become the Accell-owned e-bike maker and distributor’s in-house events manager.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / People
Posted September 18, 2014

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Located a stone’s throw from the original Starbucks and the Pike Place Market on Seattle’s waterfront, Elliott Bay Bicycles will close its doors at the end of September. Framebuilder Bill Davidson and retailer Bob Freeman opened Elliott Bay in 1983.

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Posted September 17, 2014

SANDY, Utah (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling has made two key staffing changes, promoting Travis Erwin to the newly created role of European general manager and hiring Lori Barrett as U.S. national sales manager.

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Posted September 15, 2014

BROOKLYN (BRAIN) — Brett Cleaver, formerly of Ritte Cycles, has joined Brooklyn-based Sommerville Sports Cyclewear to represent the company in South California.

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Posted September 10, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (BRAIN) — Bill Quinn, the longtime publisher of Bicycle Business Journal, has died. He was 102. Quinn's career spanned more than 80 years of publishing. He was still writing and taped an audio interview of his early years in newspapering just two months ago.

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Posted September 3, 2014

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — Club Ride has hired New Zealander Daniel Carruthers to provide consulting services for distribution and marketing in the Asia-Pacific markets.

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Posted September 3, 2014

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has hired Chris Holmes as the company's new brand director. Holmes will be responsible for establishing and coordinating all of Marin's marketing activities.

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Posted August 29, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jesse Porter, a former executive at Specialized, has joined Felt Bicycles as its director of sales for the Western region. Also joining the company is Mark Hodge as controller and chief financial officer.

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Posted August 26, 2014
Russ Johnson, VP, Wren Sports

PINOLE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Onetime Shimano American Corp. communications director Russ Johnson has been hired as vice president of Wren Sports LLC, the IBD-exclusive bike and accessory brand recently founded by industry veteran Kevin Wren.

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