SOURCE: Latitude Industries Inc.

February 07, 2007 09:45 ET

LTDN Breaking News: Latitude Industries Hires Former Cigarette Racing Team Plan Manager

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 7, 2007 -- Latitude Industries Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LTDN), a manufacturer of high-quality, Offshore Sport Fisherman and Center Console boats, announced today that Raul Pena has been appointed plan manager. Mr. Pena will report to Chief Executive Officer Carolina Hernandez.

Mr. Pena, based at the company's Miami headquarters, will oversee the daily operations of boat laminations as well as human resources for the company's craftsmen and laborers.

"We are excited to add Raul's impressive experience and knowledge to our team," Hernandez said. "He is a master craftsman and carpenter with over 30 years of experience on the production side of our business. He has assembled one of the best production teams in the industry, improving our production, and quality control that will enable us to market and enhance the quality of the Latitude brand."

Pena has served in key production roles with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Cigarette Racing Co., Tempest Marine and Apache. "I am excited to join a company driven to meet the highest quality standards," Pena said. "We are dedicated to building state-of-the-art boats using the latest composite materials." In a personal statement Mr. Pena added, "Latitude produces boats built to last a lifetime."

About Latitude Industries

Latitude Industries is a manufacturer of high-quality, technically superior offshore sport fishing boats. The company's boats fuse innovative design with advanced light-weight composite materials that resist rot and decay and retain buoyancy under all conditions. Hand-laid fiberglass hulls offer the best of old world craftsmanship and new world technology. In addition, the company enhances the safety of its boats by using the latest lamination technology, creating a sturdy and durable hull that can handle the toughest sea conditions. Latitude Industries employs craftsmen with decades of industry experience at its headquarters in South Florida, the sport fishing capital of the world. For more information about Latitude Industries Inc. visit

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