Doug McNabb steps down as president after 20 years
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Concluding his 20-year long run as Fabutan Sun Tan Studios President, Doug McNabb announced that Mat Rockey, the company's current vice president of operations, is the new president of Fabutan effective immediately.
Rockey started his career at Fabutan 10 years ago at the age of 20 behind the desk, the same path McNabb took over 25 years ago. McNabb will continue to play an active role working on industry matters in Canada and the U.S.
"I am pleased and proud of our company and the fact its new president has risen through the ranks to become its new president," said McNabb. "Mat Rockey is a natural leader who addresses the challenges and opportunities of the business. Responsible for introducing Mystic Spray Tanning, Red Light Therapy, and most recently Hush Lash Studios within the Fabutan concept, Mat is the natural next step for the Fabutan brand. Serving Fabutan franchisees and employees as president of Canada's largest tanning company has been an incredible experience," he added.
Founded in Edmonton in 1979 by Bruce Puffer, Fabutan was purchased by McNabb in 1992. With only 33 locations at the time, McNabb has grown the company to 128 franchises across the U.S. and Canada. He will continue his work as the president of the Joint Canadian Tanning Association, and will serve on the board of the newly formed American Suntanning Association.
About Fabutan Sun Studios
Fabutan has encouraged a balanced, moderate approach to indoor tanning for the past 30 years. Educating our customers to maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks of too much or too little UV exposure, along with a strong emphasis on avoiding overexposure and sunburn, is the core foundation of Fabutan's "Smart Tanning" philosophy. Fabutan Sun Tan Studios is part of the International Smart Tan Network, committed to the research and education of responsible and moderate sun tanning, Fabutan is Canada's largest indoor tanning company, with 128 franchises and over 600 employees. Please visit www.fabutan.com to find out more about Fabutan.
SOURCE: Fabutan Sun Tan Studios
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