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Steadyrack USA hires Mark Martines as national sales manager

CINCINNATI, Ohio (BRAIN) — Steadyrack USA has hired Mark Martines as its national sales manager. Martines has more than 25 years of experience in the bike, ski and outdoor industries

David Wang joins ASE as vice president of purchasing

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Advanced Sports Enterprises has added industry veteran David Wang to its executive team as vice president of purchasing. The position is new to ASE and entails working with the product groups and merchant teams at Advanced Sports International, Performance Bicycle, and Nashbar to manage current purchasing processes and procedures

Stages Cycling recognizes its top 10 dealers

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Stages Cycling has announced its 2017 Dealer Awards, given to dealers “for support of the Stages brand by growing the power category at retail, continuing to expand the Stages business into new product categories, supporting education initiatives and excellence in product presentation at retail.” “Our dealer partners provide unrivaled support and education for the cycling power consumer,” said Dan Knisely, Stages sales director for the Americas.

Australia’s FE Sports promotes Darren Harper to national sales manager

BRISBANE, Australia (BRAIN) — FE Sports has appointed Darren Harper as its national sales manager. FE Sports is one of the largest wholesale distributors of bike products in Australia and New Zealand.

Vista Outdoor lays off 57, citing the need to ‘improve efficiencies’ and ‘right-size’ its workforce

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor, which owns several bike-related companies including Bell and Giro, has laid off 57 employees across its portfolio of more than 50 outdoor brands. The reduction affects marketing, sales, supply chain and customer service staff, including four salaried positions at Giro, two salaried employees at Bell and two employees at Bollé

Donnelly Sports hires Michael Johnston as European manager

DENVER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Donnelly Sports, the licenses of the Clement brand, has hired Michael Johnston as its new European manager as the company looks to restore its presence in the European market. Donnelly Sports, which is owned and managed by Donn Kellogg, plans to offer the full Clement product line to European customers.  “I hope that I can contribute to the mission set out by Donn and am very enthusiastic and motivated about the opportunity to take the mythic Clement brand back to its rightful place in the bicycle world,” said Johnston

NICA adds staff as growth in high school racing continues

Kristine Urrutia and Nic Sims join the high school racing organization. BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has added new development and partnership staff as the organization’s growth continues.

Bicycle Blue Book’s trade-in program expands into Performance and other major retailers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — All 106 Performance Bicycle stores are now accepting used bike trade-ins via Bicycle Blue Book’s program, which provides customers with store credit in exchange for their old bikes, which are shipped to BicycleBlueBook to resell.  About 1,200 bike shops in the U.S. are now using the program, said Ira Becker, the president of Bicycle Blue Book.

Bicycle Blue Book’s trade-in program expands into Performance and other major retailers

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BRAIN) — All 106 Performance Bicycle stores are now accepting used bike trade-ins via Bicycle Blue Book’s program, which provides customers with store credit in exchange for their old bikes, which are shipped to BicycleBlueBook to resell.  About 1,200 bike shops in the U.S. are now using the program, said Ira Becker, the president of Bicycle Blue Book

Strava adds directory to top apps that sync with its data

There are more than 18,000 Strava-connected apps available.