CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a global developer, marketer and distributor of personal protective equipment for all forms of sports, including extreme motor sports, and whose products include the flagship Leatt-Brace®, announced today that it has bolstered its helmet design and production team with the addition of veteran sports equipment designer and product manager, Dominic Hamel.
A former mountain bike racer, Hamel, 34, has spent the past eight years as a designer and product manager for Louis Garneau Sports Inc., a manufacturer of custom cycling apparel, helmets and accessories based in Quebec, Canada. While at Louis Garneau Sports, Hamel specialized in helmets and sunglasses, but was involved in a broad variety of product operations and strategy including designing and building prototypes, trend and market research, leading and managing design teams and overseeing the manufacturing processes. Hamel will be a Specialist on the Leatt helmet team and help with the global rollout of the Company's new and revolutionary helmet designs.
"We are thrilled to add an innovative designer and product manager like Dominic to our team," said CEO Sean Macdonald. "He has an exceptionally broad sports and cycling background, from personally racing to designing cutting-edge products and managing the production and development process necessary to bring products to global markets. We look forward to having Dominic play an important role in the global launch of our innovative products, including our new award winning lightweight and ventilated full face cycling helmet designs with our 360° Turbine Technology."
Mr. Hamel added, ''I am pleased to join the talented and passionate Leatt development team and to have the opportunity to work on the development of innovative designs that improve consumer comfort and protection.''
Mr. Hamel is a graduate of CEGEP Sainte-Foy, Quebec, with a Diploma of Collegial Studies in industrial design.
About Leatt Corporation
Leatt Corporation develops personal protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme motor sports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered the gold standard for neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. It was designed for participants in extreme sports or riding motorcycles, bicycles, mountain bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles. For more information, visit: www.leatt-corp.com | www.leatt.com
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