AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- iFLY, the world's largest indoor skydiving company, today announced that it has chosen Dave Kirchhoff to serve as Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2017. Kirchhoff will succeed iFLY Founder and CEO Alan Metni, who has served in the role since the company's founding in 2000. In accordance with iFLY's succession plan, Metni will become Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.
"I'm proud of our growth across the globe over the past two decades and grateful to have had the opportunity to lead such an incredibly talented team," said iFLY CEO and Founder Alan Metni. "Dave is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of success in both startup and public companies. I believe iFLY is well-positioned for future growth under Dave's leadership and I'm excited about the next chapter for both the business and me."
Dave Kirchhoff most recently served as CEO of Austin-based health-food retailer Snap Kitchen since 2015. Prior to Snap Kitchen, Kirchhoff spent 13 years in various roles at Weight Watchers, including President and CEO from 2006 to 2013, where he oversaw the world's largest weight management organization's more than 40,000 employees, in addition to revamping its U.S. network's more than 600 stores. Kirchhoff has also held leadership roles at Enthusiast Media Group of Primedia Inc., in addition to Pepsico Inc.
"For 17 years, iFLY has been giving people the gift of flight. In the process, it's become an incredible business with an equally impressive team," Kirchhoff said. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to partner with Alan and the iFLY team as the company takes flight to new heights!"
About iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC., is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. The company has flown more than 8,000,000 people in a dozen countries and at sea since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY has more than 60 facilities operating worldwide with 28 wholly-owned in the US and has significant growth plans across the globe in the next 24 months. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training guidelines set out by the International Bodyflight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving. For more information on iFLY, visit www.iflyworld.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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