FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via OTC PR WIRE -- Altitude International, Inc. (ALTD) (“Altitude” or the “Company”) has appointed Robert Cranston Kanuth, Jr. Chief Executive Officer and Lesley Visser Chief Communications Officer. They will lead the implementation of technology that dramatically improves athletic performance utilizing workout chambers that can simulate high altitude/reduced oxygen environments.
Kanuth will be replacing Company founder David Vincent as CEO and will remain the Company Chairman. Vincent will be taking on the role of Chief Technical Officer while continuing his service on the Board. In her role as CCO, Visser will be overseeing all Company messaging as well as being the face and the voice of Altitude for all media and event related activities. She will also direct Altitude’s charity and community efforts, along with player safety and injury prevention initiatives.
Through a License Agreement, Altitude has exclusive access to the breakthrough technology of Sporting Edge UK, a world leader in improving athletic performance through simulated altitude chambers. The Company has also entered into a Strategic Alliance with Woodway, the world’s runaway leader in high performance treadmills. This Agreement makes Woodway the primary manufacturer, sales agent, and distributor of ALTD systems across the Americas. For Woodway’s active customer list please click here: https://www.woodway.com/about-woodway/references.
Bob Kanuth brings more than 40 years of investment banking and entrepreneurial success at the highest levels to his position at Altitude. After graduating from Harvard, where he captained the Varsity Basketball Team in 1969, Bob founded Cranston Securities, a company he built and eventually sold to financial giant Kemper Corporation in 1987. He then founded Cranston Development, funding projects which restored and revitalized major US cities, including Pittsburgh, PA and Richmond, VA. Kanuth has served his country with distinction in the US Army as well as the CIA.
Lesley Visser (lesleyvisser.com) is the most highly acclaimed female sportscaster of all time. She is in six Halls of Fame, including being the first woman enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. She was also the first woman sportscaster to carry the Olympic Torch, the only person to win the Billie Jean King Award for “Outstanding Journalist,” and was honored as a “Daughter of Greatness” by the Muhammad Ali Center. This year marks her 45th year covering sports and 29th year at CBS.
“Having been a pioneer for nearly 45 years, I know what is needed to achieve both dramatic and continued success,” said CCO Visser. “Dave Vincent has been revolutionizing athletic training by delivering the edge that every athlete and team is looking for. Our chambers and protocols are not a luxury, they are becoming a necessity for anyone with championship aspirations.”
CEO Kanuth added, “I cannot imagine another business that would suit our complimentary skills and our decades of relationship-building better than ALTD. We look forward to working with Sporting Edge’s outstanding team of sport scientists and engineers, and with our good friends at Woodway.”
About Altitude International, Inc.
Altitude International, Inc. (www.altitude-international.com) specializes in creating uniquely-engineered, membrane-based designs for simulated altitude training chambers. The product line ranges from personal home use systems to fully integrated environmental rooms and chambers.
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