Did you hear?... Roland Lichtenwald has left Deuter

Roland Lichtenwald has left Deuter where he was sales director for the last 2 1/2 years.

Roland Lichtenwald has left Deuter where he was sales director for the last 2 1/2 years. His last day is Nov. 30. He will begin as an independent consultant and work with the marketing company of Lutz Klein and Steffen Fiedler.


Did you hear?... Deuter USA has experienced healthy growth rates during the last year

Deuter USA has experienced very healthy growth during the last year, expanding from a very tiny group of 10 retail accounts as of April 1, 2001 to 135 retail accounts as of March 15, 2002, according to company president Patry Loomis. Loomis expects to add 20 more accounts by June ...read more

Did you hear?... Deuter hires Andreas Herrlinger

German pack specialist Deuter has hired Andreas Herrlinger as national sales manager for Germany. Herrlinger, who starts Jan. 10, will take over for Roland Lichtenwald, who announced his departure from the company in October. "We are convinced we have found the perfect person for ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> efi Sports Medicine is expanding its Gravity Training System quickly, including clubs in Australia and Europe. This month, it will debut at the Rimini Fitness Festival in Italy. >> The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has announced it has entered a strategic marketing ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> The eighth annual Outdoor Industry Association Rendezvous held in Vail, Colo., from Oct. 2-5, brought together 202 industry leaders, a 10 percent increase over last year's attendance. The event was strongly supported by a long list of sponsors including: REI, Merrell, ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Horizon Fitness has hired John Erlandson as its new product manager for bikes and ellipticals. Erlandson was previously at Fitness Quest where he helped develop and launch that company's new New Balance Fitness Equipment that will preview at the Health & Fitness Business Expo ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?

>> Did you happen to read the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 7? The Love & Money column in the business section had the headline: Why Gym Memberships Make Me Sweat. Columnist Jeff Opdyke writes about his wife's occasional insistence she need some piece of equipment or a gym ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

For Dec. 21 to Jan. 3 >> Health Fitness Corp. repaid $2 million on a note held by Bayview Capital Partners using funds from the company's $6.25 million Revolving Credit Facility with Wells Fargo Bank. "The prepayment of the Bayview note before its maturity made good financial ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of Oct. 26 to Nov. 1 >> Planalytics -- www.planalytics.com -- has reported that a winter-like trough of low pressure across the eastern half of the country combined with a warm high pressure ridge strengthening across the Western U.S. will create a four- to five-day ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Not that SNEWS watches such trendy programs as "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." Naaaah. But if you saw the one about the guy who lost 100 pounds and was getting a TV makeover, you'll see the Fab 5 take him to the New York Sports Club, discuss some workout components with a ...read more