Friday, April 24, 2009

Spectrum Clubs Announces Bud Rockhill as CEO

“Spectrum Athletic Clubs, Inc., one of the 10 largest athletic club operations in the United States, has named Bud Rockhill the new President and CEO of the company. Mr. Rockhill brings a significant amount of high-level experience to Spectrum Clubs. He has been involved in the fitness and wellness industry for more than 25 years, and has previously been the CEO, President or COO of three successful companies in other service industries. Previously, Rockhill was one of three owners of Colorado-based Club Sports International, now The Wellbridge Company, which grew to more than 40 clubs and over $100 million in revenues during his tenure. In the late 1990s, he moved into the position of CEO of Destination Cinema, an affiliate of National Geographic that owns IMAX theaters in destination locations. Most recently, he was the President of the Colorado-based Westwood College Online, where he managed a high-growth company that doubled revenues in two years. Throughout his career, Mr. Rockhill has remained involved in the fitness industry by teaching at the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Management Institute, publishing management articles for various industry publications, and in several advisory assignments for fitness and spa companies. ‘I’m thrilled to be on board with the Spectrum Clubs team,’ says Rockhill of his new position. ‘Spectrum has a tradition of excellence and I’m very much looking forward to building on that tradition in a time that Spectrum is expanding its presence.’”

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