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Brian Hesje, chairman of Fountain Tire Ltd., has been appointed to Amerityre Corp.'s board of directors.

“Amerityre has a number of innovative tire solutions that are just beginning to reach the market," he says.

Fountain Tire is one of the largest retail distribution tire companies in western Canada. Hesje was CEO from 2001 to 2005 and president from 1991 to 2001.

Prior to joining Fountain Tire as a director and shareholder in 1984, Hesje was a partner in Sax, Zimmel, Stewart & Co., an accounting firm, where he specialized in small and medium sized public companies.

Hesje has served on the board of several Canadian public and private companies and is currently a member of the Audit Committee for the University of Alberta.

"Brian is a welcome addition to the Amerityre board," says Tim Ryan, CEO of Amerityre. "His experience within the tire industry will be a key component in the strategic development of Amerityre's future growth plans."

Based in Boulder City, Nev., Amerityre manufactures and markets polyurethane foam and solid urethane tires for bicycle, handtruck, lawn and garden, medical and mobility, wheelbarrow, pivot, seeder, forklift, skid steer and scissor lift applications. For more information, visit

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