The co-founder of San Antonio master-planned community Westover Hills is now a driving force behind a locally based massage chain’s plan to expand its reach internationally.

Canadian businessman Peter Thomas has been appointed president of Massage Heights Canada, where he will guide the expansion of the chain into that country. Plans call for Thomas to oversee the opening of 125 franchise locations throughout Canada over the next five years.

Thomas’ business acumen will be key to growing Massage Heights in Canada, says Glenn Franson, founder and CEO of the San Antonio-based massage-therapy chain.

Franson also announced that he and Thomas have entered into a joint venture to take Massage Heights to other countries as well.

“We’re already making inroads into New Delhi, the United Kingdom and Australia,” Franson says. “It’s getting really exciting.”

—San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio, Texas, June 26