Global fitness company, Dyaco International, has announced the launch of a Commercial and Medical Division, with industry veteran Daniel Clayton appointed as President.
Dyaco International, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Taiwan, manufactures world-class fitness and wellness products for home, commercial and medical markets. Dyaco owns Spirit Fitness and Xterra Fitness, as well as producing and distributing a wide range of market-leading brands including UFC, SOLE and Fuel.
With over 27 years’ global experience in the fitness industry, Clayton’s previous senior roles include Vice President at Johnson Health Tech, Managing Director at Technogym Asia and Group Director of Innovation and Development at Virgin Active.
Michael Lin, Chairman of Dyaco, says: “We are thrilled to have an individual with the calibre of Daniel leading the new division. His vast industry knowledge and leadership experience make him ideally suited for such a prestigious role.”
Commenting on Dyaco’s move into the commercial sector, the company’s CEO, Allen Ting says: “As President of our newly formed Commercial and Medical Division, Daniel will provide the vision and strategic leadership to accelerate the growth of our brands in the commercial health and fitness landscape. His work to assemble a world class team of industry professionals to deliver this has already begun.”
Other international appointments announced include Gary Peak, formally Managing Director for Johnson Health Tech Australia, who joins as President of Spirit Commercial and Medical Division North America. Robert Lake moves from his current position as Regional Director EMEA at Octane Fitness to become Vice President Global Key Accounts and Arjan van Dijk, formally Sales Director at Johnson Health Tech Benelux, will become Vice President Commercial Strategy and Infrastructure. After twelve years at ICG, Graham Stoney joins as Director of Group Training.
David Hughes brings his vast experience of thirty years in the UK fitness industry and medical rehabilitation sector to head up the UK business, with Andy Loughray leaving Matrix Fitness UK to become Dyaco UK Sales Director.
Daniel Clayton adds: “We have game-changing plans for the sector with global brands such as UFC and Jonny G in our portfolio and a comprehensive range of innovative Spirit equipment.
We have carefully studied the emerging industry trends and we’re ideally placed to fulfil the demands of the ever-changing fitness and wellness sector, with high quality, versatile products and services to meet the needs of everything from HIIT, boutique gyms, Cross Fit and combat, through to traditional health clubs, wellness and active ageing.”
Global customers will have the opportunity to meet the new team and test the products for themselves at trade shows in spring 2018 including IHRSA, FIBO and Elevate.