Johnson Health Tech Promotes Senior Executives


Gary Peak to lead JHT Australia; New leadership for North American retail and commercial dealer channels

Cottage Grove, Wis. - Johnson Health Tech. Co. Ltd. today announced several leadership promotions for its Australian and North American business units. Gary Peak, a seasoned industry professional who has been with Johnson Health Tech North America (JHTNA) since 2006, will assume the role of Managing Director of JHT Australia (JHTA), replacing the retiring Terry McIver, effective August 1, 2013.

Prior to his Australian appointment, Peak led the sales teams for the JHTNA specialty dealer channel for both retail and commercial. With his departure from North America, Jeff Moser, an 11-year veteran of JHTNA, will assume responsibility for the specialty retail dealer channel. Steve Lindal has been promoted to director of commercial dealer business development.

Peak has a long and successful history with the fitness industry. Before joining the JHTNA group he served in several industry roles, including: the president of Sports Training Institute, a physical therapy organization (1990-1996); a principal and senior vice president of OMNIfitness (1996-2001); and the general manager of the fitness division at Sportcraft (2004-2005). He holds a BS in civil engineering from Union College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

“Gary is a strong leader with sharp business acumen and an in-depth knowledge of the fitness industry,” said Jason Lo, President and CEO for Johnson Health Tech. Co. Ltd. “Under his guidance, JHTNA strengthened its market leadership position in the specialty channel. We look for him to bring this expertise to the Australian market.”

“We appreciate all that Gary has contributed to JHTNA, and wish him well,” said Nathan Pyles, President of Johnson Health Tech North America. “We’re fortunate to have a solid team in place that’s committed to working directly with our specialty and commercial dealers to meet both our goals and our customers’ goals. Jeff, Steve and the rest of JHTNA remain committed to our dealer partners.”

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About Johnson Health Tech. Co. Ltd.

Johnson Health Tech, one of the largest fitness equipment manufacturers in the world, is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including: Matrix, Vision, Horizon and AFG. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment.