April 22, 2010
SCHILLER PARK, Ill., April 22, 2010 – Life Fitness has named Tim McCarthy vice president for the Americas, responsible for performance in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Most recently, McCarthy was vice president of Life Fitness' international business unit overseeing sales for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Since joining the company in 1991, McCarthy has held sales and management positions of increasing responsibility in the athletic, consumer, education, government, hospitality and commercial dealer segments of the business. Frank van de Ven will assume responsibility for the international business, having previously served as the vice president of sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
"Tim has 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, and has successfully overseen our international business during the last year," said Peter B. Hamilton, who is currently leading Life Fitness. "He understands our industry and the business challenges faced today, and I am confident that he will be a welcomed leader and will grow the strong partnerships we have made with customers throughout the Americas."
"Frank has been a driving force behind the success of Life Fitness in Europe, Middle East and Africa and will now add Asia to his focus on our global customer base," Hamilton said.
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, as well as game tables and furnishings. The company manufactures and sells its well-known strength and cardiovascular equipment under its Life Fitness and Hammer Strength brands. It also offers billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture under the iconic Brunswick Billiards brand. Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and Brunswick Billiards equipment is distributed to more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Rosemont, Ill., the company is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).