Rodeo Rope Organizational Change and USTRC News Feed

Cactus Ropes Announces Organizational Change

Cactus Ropes announced the promotion of Mike Piland to Executive Vice President of Corporate Planning and Industry Relations for Cactus Ropes, Inc. Mike, an important industry leader with deep longevity at Cactus Ropes, will focus his experience and leadership skills to direct Cactus Ropes’ sponsorships as well as cultivating distribution channels worldwide.

In addition, Barry Berg has accepted the position of General Manager/Vice President of Operations and will continue to lead the very successful manufacturing operations at Cactus Ropes.

Additionally, Cactus announced the arrival of Ken Anderson as Director of Finance. Ken brings a strong background in accounting and consumer products. In his prior position, Ken was senior vice president and chief financial officer of a leading manufacturer in the food processing industry.

USTRC adds RSS Feed to List of Services

United States Team Roping Championship (USTRC) members and media outlets can now access USTRC news automatically by subscribing to the USTRC Real Simple Syndication or RSS feed.

The feed is accessed via and users can determine how the feed will appear on their computer based on their browser system. “RSS feeds are becoming an important tool in this constantly changing communications landscape,” said USTRC Director of Marketing and Communications Julie Bryant. “This will allow subscribing members of the press to automatically receive information regarding events and roper accomplishments, while USTRC members can subscribe to keep up to date on what news might affect them.”

Bryant said USTRC is exploring even more ways to communicate effectively with USTRC members to provide them with accurate, timely information.

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