Month: November 1997

Strava appoints new board member and VP of marketing

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Strava has announced two new appointments. Sarah Robb O’Hagan is joining the company’s board.  O’Hagan was most recently president of Equinox. She has perviously held senior leadership roles at Virgin, Nike, and Gatorade and was named among Forbes magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and designated one of the “Most Creative People …

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Industry veteran Hugh Walton launches new custom clothing brand

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Hugh Walton has launched a custom cycling apparel company called Walton Custom Inc. that leverages his 30 years of apparel experience. Walton is a former executive with Pearl Izumi, Descente, Veltec and Hind. Walton is partnering with the sportswear manufacturer CCN Sport, which has its production base in Shenzhen, China. The brand …

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USA Cycling introduces new committees for anti-doping and safety

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has launched two new advisory committees that the organization said will support efforts to increase safety and ensure clean competition in American bike racing. “The members of the new Safety and Anti-Doping Committees are volunteers from diverse backgrounds and are considered experts in their fields. They were chosen from …

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Jamie Pillsbury joins Swiftwick as national bike sales manager

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BRAIN) — Swiftwick has hired Jamie Pillsbury as national bike sales manager. Pillsbury brings more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the cycling and outdoor industries. He previously worked as an independent sales representative and territory manager for The North Face on the Redpoint Sales Team. Pillsbury also has experience managing …

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Phillip Sporidis to resign at Mavic North America on June 30

Enve's general manager, Sarah Lehman, will take over as regional commercial director. OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Phillip Sporidis, Mavic’s commercial director for North America, will resign from the company, effective June 30. The company announced that Sarah Lehman will assume Sporidis’ commercial responsibilities in North America in addition to serving as Enve’s general manager. Sporidis has …

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Triathlon Business International announces new board members

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International, triathlon’s trade group, has announced election results for its 2016-17 Board of Directors. The TBI Board meets annually at the TBI Conference, and during the January 2016 meeting voted to reduce the size of the board from 23 to 13 members. The 23 TBI shareholders nominated board candidates and …

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Todson handling US sales, marketing and customer service for Elite Srl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (BRAIN) — As of Friday, Todson is managing all of the sales, marketing and customer service for Elite Srl. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to educate U.S. dealers and consumers about Elite’s home trainers, bottles and bottle cages. We see tremendous potential for Elite and are looking forward to working with them …

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Fox looking to 2018 model year to offer more extensive new Marzocchi products

Fox has been busy setting up international service support for Marzocchi products going back to 2010. MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory is displaying a handful of Marzocchi products under its tent at the Sea Otter this week, but the company is looking toward the 2018 model year to make its first big splash with …

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REI’s boss challenges the bicycle industry to discuss the brutal truth about the business

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jerry Stritzke called his leadership team together and challenged them to discuss the “Brutal Truths” about what was ailing REI’s business. A bold move for a relatively new leader at REI. And what were those Brutal Truths? Stritzke boiled down what had been a complex and emotional discussion to a quick …

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