Planet Tan Hires New Learning and Development Director

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Planet Tan Hires New Learning and Development Director

Planet Tan, home of Dallas/Fort Worth's premier tanning super centers, and the most respected brand in the industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Pierce to the position of Learning and Development Director.

In his new role, Pierce will be in charge of developing and facilitating Planet Tan training programs for both field personnel and the corporate office. He is a highly experienced training manager with over 19 years of expertise in designing, developing and delivering training programs to all levels of field and corporate management with area industry leaders such as 7-Eleven, Blockbuster and Pier 1 Imports.

"We are fortunate to bring Gary on board as the newest member of our growing executive team," said Tony Hartl, Founder and CEO of Planet Tan. He brings a vast knowledge of the training industry to his position as Learning and Development Director and will be an asset to our organization."

About Planet Tan:
Planet Tan is the official tanning center for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, and the Dallas Stars Ice Girls. They are the leader in tanning super centers, operating 13 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Planet Tan has been recognized on the SMU "Dallas 100" list as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in Dallas, and was selected as the "Best Place to Work in DFW" by the Dallas Business Journal in 2006 and 2007. Looking Fit magazine ranked Planet Tan in their "Top 250" - the top 1% of tanning centers in North America. The company has also been included in the Inc.5000 magazine 2007 list of 5000 fastest growing companies in America. Planet Tan was just recently on the cover of Fortune Small Business in recognition on gauging customer service. The company was founded in 1995 by Tony Hartl, and is based in Garland, Texas.

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