Planet Tan CEO, Tony Hartl, Elected to Indoor Tanning Association Board of Directors

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Planet Tan CEO, Tony Hartl, elected to Indoor Tanning Association Board of Directors.

Planet Tan, home of Dallas/Fort Worth's premier tanning super centers, and the most respected brand in the industry announces members of the Indoor Tanning Association have elected of CEO Tony Hartl to the ITA Board of Directors.

This election is open to all ITA members who are in "good standing" and are eager to serve on the Board. The ITA board position election ballots were received and counted by an independent accounting firm.

Mr. Hartl will fulfill a three-year term of service, commencing October 1, 2008. The Indoor Tanning Association today represents thousands of indoor tanning manufacturers, distributors, facility owners and members from other support industries. The professional indoor tanning industry employs more than 160,000 people and generates an economic impact of more than $5 billion annually while promoting a responsible message about moderate tanning and sunburn prevention.

According to Hartl, "This election is a victory is one for the entire Planet Tan Team and gives us the opportunity to play a significant role in our industry. I look forward to serving as a member of this professional industry organization."

Hartl will be introduced to the industry during opening ceremonies at the September 18th - 21st 2008 ITA Indoor Tanning World Expo at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

About The ITA
The Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) was founded to protect the freedom of individuals to acquire a suntan, via natural or artificial light. Through the leadership efforts of our members, who are professionals from every sector of the indoor tanning industry, the ITA seeks to work with federal, and state governments to ensure that this freedom is not restricted. The ITA also strives to strengthen and advance our position through research and education efforts and by partnering with other organizations whose efforts further the ITA's mission.

About Planet Tan

Planet Tan is the official tanning center for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, and the Dallas Stars Ice Girls. A leader in tanning super centers, Planet Tan operates 13 tanning center locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with all locations now offering the top of the line age-defying sunless tanning system, Versa Spa. 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 recognized by Inc. magazine 2007 & 2008 as one of the 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. To learn more about Planet Tan memberships and locations, visit


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