CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leatt Corporation (OTC: LEAT.PK), a global marketer and distributor of the Leatt-Brace®, a neck brace system designed to help prevent potentially devastating injuries to the cervical spine (neck) for helmeted sports, announced today the appointment of Mr. Zafiris M. Zafiropoulos to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The appointment of Mr. Zafiropoulos, who is an independent director, brings the total number of board members to four.
For the past 10 years, Mr. Zafiropoulos, 59, has been the Executive Director of Midrand, South Africa-based Time Quantum, a profitable, privately-held South African information technology services company providing software and IT solutions to public and private sector clients. Previously, Mr. Zafiropoulos was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of South Africa-based Crux Technologies, a predecessor company to Time Quantum.
"Mr. Zafiropoulos is an exceptional addition to our board and his extensive business experience will be a valuable asset as we expand our product lines and geographical footprint around the world," said Dr. Chris Leatt, the Chairman of the Board of Directors. "He has established a proven track record in sales and marketing as well as in building and growing publicly-held companies. The Leatt management and all my fellow board members look forward to Mr. Zafiropoulos' expertise and working with him to grow Leatt Corporation."
Prior to his time at Crux Technologies, Mr. Zafiropoulos helped found and led the sales and marketing team at South Africa-based Cephas Computer Services, a consulting services company.
Mr. Zafiropoulos has a Bachelor's degree in computer science and applied mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and a Master's degree in business leadership from the School of Business Leadership in South Africa.
About Leatt Corporation
Leatt Corporation develops, distributes and markets 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.
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