SAN DIEGO -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE) named Scott Goudeseune as president this week. Goudeseune has been with the organization since 2000 and has been the chief operating officer since July 2005.

ACE has been without a president since July 2005 when Ken Germano left the organization.

“Following a thorough and global search process, Scott clearly stands out as a dynamic leader who has a proven successful track record in operations and business development. Through his effort, ACE will continue to have a very important role in the future shaping of national and state-wide health and fitness policy,” said Terry L. Bazzarre, ACE board chair and senior program officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Goudeseune has more than 20 years of operations, sales and marketing experience. He previously served as ACE vice president of sales and business development. In 2003, he became the vice president of operations, and most recently served as COO. During his tenure with the organization, ACE has earned accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and has expanded key business relationships with leaders inside and outside the fitness industry, according to Bazzarre.

Prior to joining ACE, Goudeseune was the vice president of U.S. sales for Reebok CCS Fitness in Aurora, CO, where he was responsible for commercial and specialty retail sales of Reebok's fitness equipment line totaling $18 million annually. Before joining Reebok, Goudeseune worked as the director of learning and development of U.S. sales for Coors Brewing Co. in Golden, CO.