SOURCE: Nautilus, Inc.

September 06, 2007 18:31 ET

Nautilus, Inc. Appoints Sporting Goods Executive Timothy Joyce to Head Global Sales

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) announces the appointment of long-time sporting goods executive Timothy Joyce, 51, to the newly formed position of Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Joyce most recently was President and Chief Operating Officer of HO Sports, the leading company in water sports based in Redmond, Wash.

"Tim's global sales experience across multiple channels fits perfectly as we begin the process of reshaping Nautilus into a global fitness company leveraging our leading brands," said Bob Falcone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nautilus, Inc. "He brings important expertise in developing and delivering brand-driven staff, training and global selling processes throughout the world."

Joyce was with Nike, Inc. for 19 years from 1980 to 1999, where he progressed to serve as director of European sales, and as vice president of global sales. He was president of Internet sporting goods retailer from 1999 to 2000, and served as executive vice president of retail and wholesale sales for adidas America from 2001 to 2004.

Joyce has completed his master's coursework in sports administration at Ohio University (1979) where he played collegiate basketball and was honored as a distinguished alumnus. He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers and played professional World Cup basketball in Greece.

Joyce lives in the Portland, Ore., suburb of Lake Oswego with his wife and two daughters. He begins with Nautilus, Inc. September 17, 2007.

About Nautilus, Inc.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) is a pure fitness company that provides tools and education necessary to help people achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle. With a brand portfolio that includes Nautilus®, Bowflex®, Schwinn® Fitness, StairMaster®, and Pearl iZUMi®, Nautilus manufactures and markets a complete line of innovative health and fitness products through direct, commercial, retail, specialty and international channels. The Company was formed in 1986 and had sales of $680 million in 2006. It has 1,500 employees and operations in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Virginia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, China, Australia and other locations around the world. More information is at