Fitness and wellness products manufacturer Dyaco International announces the launch of a global commercial and medical division headed by industry veteran Daniel Clayton.

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Taiwan, Dyaco manufactures fitness and wellness products for the home, commercial, and medical markets.

Among the companies it owns is Spirit Fitness, which provides treadmills, recumbent steppers, and lower body ergometers to the physical therapy market.

Clayton, president of the Commercial and Medical Division, has more than 27 years of global experience in the fitness industry. Prior to joining Dyaco, he was vice president at Johnson Health Tech, managing director at Technogym Asia, and group director of Innovation and Development at Virgin Active.

“We are thrilled to have an individual with the caliber of Daniel leading the new division,” says Michael Lin, chairman of Dyaco, in a media release. “His vast industry knowledge and leadership experience make him ideally suited for such a prestigious role.”

Dyaco also announces the additions of 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, formerly sales director at Johnson Health Tech Benelux, will become vice president Commercial Strategy and Infrastructure. After 12 years at ICG, Graham Stoney joins as director of Group Training.

In addition, David Hughes brings his 30 years’ experience 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, the release explains.

“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,” Clayton states.

“We have carefully studied the emerging industry trends, and we’re ideally placed to fulfill 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,” he adds in the release.

[Source: Dyaco International]