IANTD is the only EANx agency that offers training in all aspects of EANx through continuing education programs. This allows you to expand your knowledge and training with the top professionals in the field. IANTD instructors are well trained, highly experienced and extremely qualified. IANTD Standards and Procedures provide for the highest level of EANx education and training available. IANTD (IAND, Inc.) was founded by Dick Rutkowski, the former dive supervisor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Mr. Rutkowski introduced the recreational diving community to the technology of EANx. This program was developed through NOAA during his tenure. Today the board of directors and the membership of IANTD are composed of many of the most experienced divers in the world pertaining to the use of breathing gases other than air.
IANTD did struggle in the early years. As it was the first program to offer certification in Enriched Air Nitrox, the company was kept at a slow, yet steady pace from 1985 through February of 1992 with the support of Hyperbarics International. In 1991 Tom Mount joined Dick and IANTD became the FIRST to offer training programs in all aspects of technical diving (Advanced Nitrox, Deep Air, Technical Diver, Cave and Wreck Penetration, Normoxic Trimix, Trimix, Rebreathers, etc.) and now Free Diving too!
In 1992, Tom and Patti Mount were asked to take over the management of the company. To keep overhead low IANTD operated in the home of Tom and Patti Mount until April 1, 1994. We now have a comfortably efficient office. IANTD today has seven staff members in it's office daily (plus two part-time) to handle the business generated by IANTD Instructors and Facilities.
In February, 1992 there were no assets, an increasing debt and a hard road ahead. Tom Mount became the President. Dick and Tom appointed Patti Mount as General Manager of IANTD. Due to Patti's guidance and the support of our instructors, IANTD produced a gross income (bringing it out of the red) with a slight profit in 1992. In 1993 these same efforts produced a growth of four times that of 1992 plus a substantial inventory of products. To date for 1995, thanks to YOU, our facilities, instructors, and members, our business is up 70 % over that during the same time period in 1994, and we continue to broaden our inventory of products (many of which have been at your request!). In 1996, Tom was appointed CEO of IANTD and Patti was appointed President of IANTD. ...And currently Patti is the CEO of IANTD World HQ while Tom is the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
This growth will enable us to continue to offer more and better services to you and all IANTD Divers. As most of the money brought in has been resourcefully reinvested back into IANTD towards new products and their development, IANTD has provided instructors with more support materials and better training aids.
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