Med-Fit Systems, Inc., manufacturer of Nautilus commercial fitness equipment and Korebalance products, has announced the promotions of Bruce Kaplan and Brian Jamison, two of its sales team members. These promotions provide some restructuring within the company’s domestic sales team that will allow for targeted attention to various customer bases and concentrated management of the domestic sales team. Kaplan has been promoted from his position as director of sales, U.S. and Canada to director of national accounts and GSA.
Med-Fit Systems, Inc., also announced that Juergen Kopf has been promoted for the third time in just over two years. Kopf is now executive vice president for international sales and global marketing. Kopf’s responsibilities will be expanded to include overseeing marketing worldwide, including domestically. Previously, Kopf had been the guiding force for international marketing outside of the USA and Canada.
Trigger Point Performance, sports therapy specialists, has named Andrew Menter as CEO. For more than six years, Menter has served as a business adviser to Trigger Point’s founder, Cassidy Phillips, and he joined the Trigger Point Performance board of directors in January 2012. The appointment of Menter as CEO will allow Phillips to have a stronger focus on future product development and self-care education and advocacy.
Implus Corporation, the parent company to Perfect Fitness (makers of Perfect Pushup, Perfect Pullup and Perfect Multi-Gym), announced that Hamish Ogilvie will join the company as director of outdoor sales of the Implus-EU office. Ogilvie comes to Implus from Grangers, where he was the sales and marketing director. The decision to bring Ogilvie on board coincides with a sales reorganization throughout Europe. Effective August 1, the U.K. distribution of Sof Sole, Sneaker Balls and Highgear brands will be handled by Implus-EU. Grangers will oversee the distribution of Yaktrax, Little Hotties and Wintertrax through the fall and winter 2013-2014 season in order to ensure a smooth transition of all brands into Implus-EU next year. Implus is headed up by Seth Richards, CEO.
Public relations agency SnL Communications has signed Vivobarefoot, specialists in barefoot shoes. Founded in 2004 by Terra Plana, Vivobarefoot is headquartered in London and the U.S. distributor is in Santa Monica, Calif. SnL Principal Staci Levine will oversee all publicity for ...read more
Precor, a home and commercial fitness equipment manufacturer, announced the appointment of Derek Burke as EMEA regional commercial director. Burke’s appointment follows the imminent retirement of current President Paul Byrne, and Rob Barker’s subsequent appointment as Precor’s ...read more
KettleWorX,the kettlebell training program that features three-dimensional movements for cardio, core and resistance training, recently announced its new lead trainer is Alex Isaly. Isaly brings more than 15 years of industry experience. He has spent the last two decades as an ...read more
Helix Lateral Trainer announced the addition of Rich Mizner as its national accounts manager. For more than a decade, Mizner has owned Celebrity Gyms, a company he started in 1999 to design and furnish high-end gyms for celebrities (and other elite businesspeople). His past ...read more
Icebreaker recently announced Rob Fyfe has stepped up his involvement to become executive chairman. Icebreaker founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Moon said he is thrilled to have Fyfe more involved in the business. Fyfe will have an active day-to-day role working on ...read more
Nautilus recently announced Linda M. Pearce as its new chief financial officer following an extensive national search. Most recently, Pearce served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Warn Industries, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures and markets ...read more
Dean Sbragia, CEO of Med-Fit Systems, Inc., manufacturer of NautilusÂ® commercial products, announced today that Bruce Kaplan has been promoted to sales director for the domestic dealer and direct sales team. Kaplan came to Med-Fit Systems, Inc. in November of 2010 with over 28 ...read more
Sherpa Adventure Gear recently welcomed three members to its staff who will support the company’s product design and development and customer service teams. Gina Heard is the company’s new apparel and quality control manager; Hannah Todd has joined as product development ...read more
Buffalo Communications in Vienna, Va., a public relations, branding, marketing-communications and creative services firm, recently named Elizabeth Maloy public relations manager. Maloy will help Buffalo promote the outdoor and running collections from Danish shoemaker ECCO. A ...read more