Canton, OH (PRWEB) December 29, 2011
Fitness Quest, Inc. today announced that Lou Mancini has been named its CEO. Fitness Quest, Inc. is a 25-year direct response industry leader devoted to delivering high quality, high value products to its customer base world-wide.
Fitness Quest’s ownership group is led by JW Childs Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm. William E. Watts, operating partner of JW Childs Associates and director of Fitness Quest, stated, “We are excited to have Lou Mancini join Fitness Quest as its CEO; he is a seasoned business professional with exceptional management strength and business perspective.”
Lou Mancini brings with him 25 years of experience at General Nutrition Centers where he started as a store manager and worked his way to becoming its CEO. He played an integral part in GNC’s transformation from a discount retailer of vitamins to an international specialty retailer of self-care products.
As CEO of Murray's Auto Discount Stores (a 250-store chain), Lou dramatically impacted the company's operations and financial performance. In a little less than a year, he successfully addressed competitive and operating issues, improved profitability, and successfully sold the company.
As CEO of Brookstone Inc., he successfully implemented numerous operational initiatives providing an immediate impact on the company and its bottom line.
Lou Mancini said, “I look forward to getting my hands around the numerous opportunities at Fitness Quest and expect to have a positive impact on the business in both the short and long term.”
Additionally, Fitness Quest’s Board of Directors has appointed John McVay to the role of President and Frank Jellison as Chief Financial Officer.
About Fitness Quest
Fitness Quest, Inc. globally markets and distributes popular home fitness products via direct response television, radio, and print as well as home shopping channels, websites, catalogs, print media, and all major retailers. For more information about Fitness Quest visit: http://www.FQIGroup.com