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Posted April 10, 2015

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike plans to show a new Yamaha motor-driven collection of e-bikes at next week's Sea Otter Classic, which will mark the one-year anniversary of the Accell brand's introduction to the U.S. market.

Posted in International Tagged Electric bike / People / Sea Otter Classic
Posted April 10, 2015

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Giant USA has promoted several of its employees to new roles, starting with John "JT" Thompson, who has been promoted to executive director.

Thompson will still be in charge of Giant's sales and retail services, and now adds Credit, Product, and Marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 9, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BRAIN) — Bikerumor has promoted Zach Overholt from tech editor to managing editor, putting him in charge of all freelance and full-time contributors to the cycling tech blog.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Media/Publishing
Posted April 8, 2015

RENO, Nev. (BRAIN) — Erica Greif, a member of the ZOCA-Halo Sports Hedrick Women's Racing Team, died Tuesday night in an auto accident on the way to this week's Redlands Bicycle Classic in Southern California. She was 23.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Competition
Posted April 7, 2015
Pizzi to focus on ANA's IBD brands Raleigh, SBS, Lapierre and Redline as well as IBD e-bike strategies.

KENT, Wash.  (BRAIN) — Accell North America has named Larry Pizzi to the role of senior vice president of sales and marketing for the company's IBD channel business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 6, 2015

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Giant Canada has promoted Nica Novlesky to a new role as brand specialist for the Liv brand, and named Hugo Lanthier to the new position of event coordinator/public relations/After Service and Quality Assurance (ASQA) supervisor.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted April 3, 2015
BRAIN interviews the guy who runs one of the world's most-visited bike websites — in his spare time.

(BRAIN) — The intersection where bikes and technology collide is one of the busiest in the bike business. Established players like Garmin and Polar, along with new companies like Strava, Zwift, Stages Cycling and 4iiii, are catching the attention of the tech world as much as the bike market.

Posted in Industry News Tagged People / Web/Internet / Media/Publishing
Posted April 2, 2015

MONTREAL (BRAIN) — Canadian framebuilder Guru Cycles has added Michael Musil and Timothy Goodwin to its North American rep force. Musil is covering the eastern region and Goodwin is covering the central region.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted April 1, 2015

BURBANK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pure Fix Cycles, the owner of the Pure Fix and Pure City brands, has hired Jamie Murnane to fill the new position of director of digital marketing.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 31, 2015
Moore at the 2012 LAB Bike Summit.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Matt Moore, QBP's general counsel, is in rehab — and a full upper body cast and neck brace — following a collision with a car while bike commuting earlier this month. 

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 30, 2015
The Shred Fullstack helmet.

NASHUA, N.H. (BRAIN) — Anomaly Action Sports, the parent of the Shred Optics and Slytech Protection brands, has added field reps across the country as the two brands push into the mountain bike and BMX market.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted March 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Zipp Speed Weaponry has hired motorsports industry veteran Brad Walters as a graphic designer, effective March 23.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 26, 2015

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Competitor Group Inc. has promoted Josh Furlow to president. Furlow has been with the company since 2011 and was most recently the executive vice president of events. CGI also has hired Wendy Godoy as chief administrative office and chief financial officer.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 26, 2015

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (BRAIN) — WD-40's bike division has hired former professional mountain bike racer Robin Baloochi as promotions manager.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 23, 2015

TORONTO (BRAIN) — KindHuman Bicycles has hired Samantha Richter as a sales specialist.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 18, 2015

LONDON (BRAIN) — Zwift has appointed Steve Beckett as VP of marketing and customer acquisition. Beckett will begin immediately and will be based in London.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 16, 2015
Latz is editor of Bicycling Trade Australia.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Phil Latz, former owner of several major cycling magazines in Australia, is running for public office as part of a slate of challengers from the Australian Cyclists Party — the first political party in the world based on issues surrounding cycling, transportation, health and urban liva

Posted in International Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / People / Tradeshows and conferences / Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 16, 2015
Marc Martinez

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN)  — Giant USA has expanded its inside sales team with the hiring of Marc Martinez.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Sales Reps
Posted March 16, 2015

MEQUON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Hayes Bicycle Group has promoted Sean McNally director of sales and marketing.  Going into his tenth year with Hayes, McNally has worked with Hayes operations in Asia, in addition to establishing and growing operations in Europe.  

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — POC has named Willie Ford its managing director for North America. Ford will lead sales, marketing, customer service and operational efforts in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted in North America Tagged People

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