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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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Posted August 22, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports International, parent of Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer, and Oval Concepts, has hired Mark Vanek as product manager for the Oval brand.

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Posted August 22, 2014

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN)— August 19, 2014 — BRG Sports, Inc. has promoted long-time employee Dan Arment to executive vice president of BRG Sports. Arment also has been named president of Bell Cycling Products.

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Posted August 21, 2014

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — Crankbrothers has appointed Gaspare Licata as its vice president of sales and marketing.

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Posted August 19, 2014

ENCINITAS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Compression-wear maker Skins has hired a new sales director, David I.

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Posted August 18, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — AscentCRM, a relationship marketing software and services company, has hired Larry Pedigo to lead the architecture, design, and implementation of enterprise-level CRM solutions for AscentCRM's client roster of outdoor brands.

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Posted August 11, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — Zack Vestal. formerly of Mavic and VeloNews, is joining Scott Sports as its new bike marketing manager in the U.S.

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Posted August 8, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bikerumor.com has added former freelancer Saris Mercanti as a tech editor, growing the cycling tech blog’s full-time staff to three members. Tech editor Zach Overholt and founder Tyler Benedict are the other two full-timers.

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Posted August 6, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP has made several additions to its U.S. sales team.

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Posted August 6, 2014

GOLETA, Calif. (BRAIN) —  VP Components  has hired engineer Fred Stamm to focus on designing hubs and wheel sets.

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Posted August 5, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jerry Pomije, QBP's vice president of operations and finance, was recently elected Board President of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, NICA.

Pomije said his vision for NICA is to see it grow into a new inclusive mainstream nationwide high school sport. 

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted August 1, 2014
Giraud working with a prototype wheel in the A2 tunnel.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Mike Giraud, who has worked with many top athletes, teams and manufacturers at North Carolina's A2 Wind Tunnel, is joining the independent cycling analytics company Cyclologic as its technical director of cycling analysis.

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Posted July 28, 2014

GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Kask has hired Nat Ross as its North American brand manager, the Italian helmet brand has announced.

Ross will operate from Golden, Colorado. 

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Posted July 24, 2014

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Optic Nerve Eyewear has restructured its sales and marketing team, with promotions including a new director of sales, sales manager and communications manager.

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Posted July 24, 2014
David Zimberoff

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM president Stan Day announced the expansion of SRAM’s senior management. David Zimberoff is taking on a dedicated role as vice president of marketing.

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Posted July 23, 2014

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc. has promoted its long-time factory sales rep Aaron Walker to the new position of product merchandising manager. The company also has hired new sales reps in the Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic and announced that communications manager Zack Vestal is leaving the company.

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Posted July 23, 2014
MTB Hall of Famer Zapata Espinoza takes on new role overseeing all Hi-Torque bike titles.

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Following Jim “Mac” McIlvain’s announcement last week that he was stepping down as editor of Mountain Bike Action magazine, publisher Hi-Torque Publications has promoted MBA assistant editor Mike Wirth to the editor’s chair at the title.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted July 23, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Verde Brand Communications has made four hires recently.

The new hires include Lars-Erik Johnson as account manager, Whitney Coombs as key account coordinator, Chris Primavera as account coordinator and Jenn Neubert as operations coordinator.

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Posted July 18, 2014
Long-time editor announces on Facebook that he's stepping down at the Hi Torque publication.

VALENCIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jimmy "Mac" McIlvain is stepping down as editor of Hi-Torque's Mountain Bike Action magazine, he announced on his Facebook page Friday.

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Posted July 17, 2014

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) – Yuba Bicycles has hired veteran bike designer and Volagi Cycles co-founder Barley Forsman as design director. Forsman will help Yuba expand its product line and take the cargo bike brand in new and innovative directions, the company said.

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