COEUR D’ALENE, ID – 10/31/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Luke Schueler, Co-Founder, Owner and COO of Flying Squirrel Sports -Co-Founder, Owner and CEO of Shock Trampoline Park Systems, was selected as Top CEO of the Year and 40 Under 40 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the sports recreation industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala.
With almost 2 decades of professional experience as a young successful entrepreneur of multiple, multi-million dollar businesses, Luke has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the business world. He has demonstrated success not only in the sports recreation industry but his Shock Trampoline Park company also has several patents. His impressive repertoire of skills and experience include handling all aspects of business management, marketing, patents, operations management, strategic planning, business consulting and startups. Luke completed 1 year of his MBA from The University of Montana-School of Business Administration and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing and Economics from Washington State University.
Being connoisseurs in the trampoline park industry for almost a decade, Luke Schueler and his twin brother Cody founded Shock Trampoline Parks in order to identify potential problems the industry faces. Shock Trampoline Park Systems was established to fulfill the need in the industry to create a safer trampoline park. The industry has grown rapidly in North America and has recently expanded into international markets. This rapid expansion has brought to light one of the main issues a park owner can face- injuries sustained by patrons when they lose control and land on trampoline pads that overlay the steel frames. As a solution to this problem, the two entrepreneurs developed and patented the world’s only shock attenuating trampoline park structure. The design includes trampoline shock absorbing suspension mounts, a connection system with a pivoting horizontal bed rail and a German gas shock system incorporated directly into the trampoline framework. These unique entrepreneurs own and operate the world’s largest trampoline parks and manufacture and build trampoline parks for other current park owners and future clients who want to get into the trampoline park industry. Luke and his brother Cody are constantly wowing the public and others in the industry with their innovative, creative ideas and designs in order to create a fun and safe experience for guests and park owners.
The other business Luke and his brother founded is Flying Squirrel Sports, which is the world’s largest indoor trampoline park which is currently in eleven locations, Calgary, AB – Hamilton, ON – Ottawa, ON – Victoria, BC – Guatemala City, Guatemala – Winnipeg, MB – London, ON – Whitby, ON – South Calgary, AB – Missoula, MT – Spokane, WA and 12 additional locations currently under construction and many more locations scheduled to open throughout Canada, Central America and the United States in 2018-2019. The parks offer a number of unique attractions designed to take advantage of the fast-paced fun that only a trampoline can provide. Among these activities are Dunk Hoops, where any player can dunk like a pro, Ninja Courses, Climbing walls, Battle Beams, Slack Lines, Parkour Parks, Rope Swings, Foam Pits, Stunt Jump Air Bags, Dodgeball, and Freestyle Courts which takes the traditional fun and elevates it to a sport unlike any other. Flying Squirrel Sports also transforms at night into a dance club on trampolines where everything glows in the dark with a light show, live dj and table service similar to a Las Vegas night club.
Throughout his illustrious career, Luke has been active in his community and recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry. He has received awards, accolades’ and has been featured in publications and a magazine such as Who’s Who, Young Entrepreneurs Council, Journal of Business, IdeaMensch, local/national news articles and for 2018 is being considered to be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. For 2017 selected as Top CEO of the Year and 40 Under 40 with the International Association of Top Professionals.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated that “Choosing Luke for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. He is brilliant, his list of accomplishments and accolades at such a young age are beyond impressive and he was exactly what we were looking for. We know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man and hope to spend time with him at the gala.”
Looking back, Luke attributes his success to the support he has received from his family, his countless hours dedicated to his businesses and employees, and staying passionate in all his endeavors. Luke says he has been blessed and he loves doing what he is doing. When he is not working Luke enjoys traveling, giving back to the community and spending time with his family.
For the future, Luke will continue to expand his unique businesses around the world and hopes to continue making a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.
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