SCHILLER PARK, IL -- Life Fitness has named Tim McCarthy as vice president for the Americas, responsible for performance in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Most recently, McCarthy was vice president of Life Fitness’ international business unit overseeing sales for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Since joining the company in 1991, McCarthy has held sales and management positions of increasing responsibility in the athletic, consumer, education, government, hospitality and commercial dealer segments of the business.

Frank van de Ven will assume responsibility for the international business, having previously served as the vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Tim has 20 years of experience in the fitness industry and has successfully overseen our international business during the last year,” said Peter B. Hamilton, who is currently leading Life Fitness. “He understands our industry and the business challenges faced today, and I am confident that he will be a welcomed leader and will grow the strong partnerships we have made with customers throughout the Americas.

“Frank has been a driving force behind the success of Life Fitness in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will now add Asia to his focus on our global customer base,” Hamilton said.