Horizon's Director of Quality, Kyle Schweitzer Earns ASQ Certification


COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (November 12, 2007) – Horizon Fitness, a leading manufacturer of fitness equipment, announces director of quality, Kyle Schweitzer has earned an American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification. Schweitzer earned the prestigious honor upon passing the organization's certified quality manager/organizational excellence exam, administered by the ASQ certification body.

Schweitzer has been with Horizon Fitness since 2000. He has served as director of quality for the past year, being promoted from quality manager last January. He oversees quality management operations at Horizon's headquarters in Cottage Grove.

ASQ is the world's leading authority on quality. With more than 100,000 individual and organizational members, the professional association advances learning, quality improvement and knowledge exchange to improve business results and create better workplaces and communities worldwide. Schweitzer's certification is formal recognition by ASQ that an individual has proficiency within, and a comprehension of, a specified body of knowledge. It is peer recognition, not registration or licensure.

“As an organization, we continually look at ways to improve quality and enhance innovation in everything we do,” said Bob Whip, president of Horizon Fitness. “Kyle's recent certification speaks to our ongoing commitment to quality and our efforts to deliver best-in-class products, service and customer support.”

Horizon Fitness is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd., the fourth largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world with roughly $348 million in annual sales revenue (2006). The company's product portfolio includes treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and functional strength training equipment. Horizon Fitness differentiates itself in the marketplace by designing and manufacturing fitness equipment that is durable, easy-to-use and provides peak performance for maximum value.

For more information about Horizon Fitness, go to HorizonFitness.com or call 1-800-244-4192.
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