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April 01, 2013

Executive Announcements

April 2013

AL International

Sanjeev JaviaSanjeev Javia
Dr. Luis ArriazaDr. Luis Arriaza

Youngevity Essential Life Sciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of AL International Inc., announced the appointment of Sanjeev Javia, a fitness and nutrition expert, and Dr. Luis Arriaza, Co-Founder of True2Life personal-care and wellness products, to its Scientific Advisory Board.

Already a member of the Youngevity Athletic Advisory Board, Javia has been instrumental in developing Youngevity’s Healthy Body Challenge program, a strategic and targeted program that provides nutrition, lifestyle and fitness regimens to meet a range of needs, from athletes to individuals seeking support with healthy, long-term weight management. Javia is Founder and President of Javia Wellness Consultants, a health and wellness firm focused on innovative research, formulation and design of nutritional exercise and wellness initiatives.

Dr. Arriaza is an international wellness speaker and Doctor of Chiropractic. He has extensive experience in network marketing and has developed teams nationally and internationally. Arriaza has been a practicing chiropractor since the age of 24 and has owned and operated several health practices in Southern California. He is the Co-Founder of True2Life personal-care and wellness products, which are now sold worldwide under the Youngevity® brand.

Youngevity Essential Life Sciences, headquartered in San Diego, is a nutrition and lifestyle-related services company dedicated to promoting vibrant health and flourishing economics. AL International Inc. is a fast-growing, innovative, multidimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships. AL International was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011.

4Life Research

Chris LockwoodChris Lockwood

4Life Research announced the appointment of Chris Lockwood, Ph.D., CSCS, as the company’s new Chief Scientific Officer.

Dr. Lockwood comes to 4Life with more than 15 years of experience in the health and nutritional supplement industry. His expertise resides in supplemental formulation and substantiation, protein research and bioactives, physiology and metabolism, diet and energy, and exploratory research.

Lockwood has served as a nutrition consultant to and numerous international dietary supplement companies. In addition to consulting, he has authored, co-authored and peer reviewed more than 30 research manuscripts. He also served as Editor in Chief of Muscle & Fitness and Muscle & Fitness Hers, 70-year-old fitness magazines.

4Life has offices on five continents to serve a global network of independent distributors through science, success and service.

Stella & Dot

Eduardo FriasEduardo Frias

Stella & Dot, a global fashion accessories brand, announced that Eduardo Frias, a veteran technology executive, has been named Chief Information Officer. Frias will oversee all aspects of digital development and technology operations, and play a critical role in the global expansion of the brand, including all mobile and social commerce initiatives.

Prior to joining Stella & Dot, Frias was Senior Vice President of Engineering at ideeli, a fashion e-commerce company, where he led their global team and was in charge of designing and implementing their new technology-enabled capabilities and supporting ongoing operations.

Stella & Dot is a boutique-style jewelry and accessories company offering a home-based business opportunity for the modern woman through its social shopping business platform. Stella & Dot offers its product line exclusively through a network of Stylists across North America, the UK and Germany.


Armel PeillonnexArmel Peillonnex
Myriam Udry-BurriMyriam Udry-Burri
Torsten RichterTorsten Richter

PartyLite Europe, a direct seller of candles and home accessories, announced the promotion of three long-term staff members. Armel Peillonnex, current Group General Manager Switzerland and France, has been appointed Senior Vice President PartyLite Europe. Myriam Udry Burri, long-term member of management at PartyLite Switzerland, has assumed the position of General Manager PartyLite Europe. And finance expert Torsten Richter, previously International Group Controller at PartyLite Europe, has been appointed Vice President Finance Europe.

In his new position, Peillonnex, whose background is in IT, will manage the areas of Digital Business Solutions, the PartyLite Technology Group, the PartyLite Europe Service Group and PartyLite Switzerland. Peillonnex began his career at PartyLite in 1996 as the Managing Director PartyLite Europe Technology GmbH.

Since 1997 Udry Burri was actively involved in the development of PartyLite Switzerland and PartyLite Europe in the areas of finance and administration. As of 2010 she has also distinguished herself as the HR Manager of PartyLite Europe. Udry Burri has many years of experience in the financial sector as well as in-depth corporate and industry knowledge.

Richter began his career just about six years ago as Accounting Manager for Germany, and in April 2008 advanced to Finance Director and Authorized Signatory Officer, assuming overall responsibility for the German finance team. Richter has long-standing experience and solid knowledge in diverse financial areas as well as in intercultural finance management.

Based in Plymouth, Mass., PartyLite was established in 1973 and is a member of the Blyth Inc. family of home-fragrance products and related candle accessories.

Computer Vision Systems Laboratories Corp.

Julie RasmussenJulie Rasmussen

Computer Vision Systems Laboratories Corp. (CVSL) announced that international direct selling executive Julie Rasmussen has been named to its board of directors.

Rasmussen served as President of another direct seller’s European business, during which time she restructured operations in the region and significantly increased sales and profitability. Prior to that, she launched the same company’s operations in Russia, heading that market for a decade as President. She also launched and led the Hertz franchise in Russia, recently renegotiating a master Hertz Russia franchise agreement, and has launched and managed businesses in such fields as apparel, food and beverage, and security.

Rasmussen has served on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia as well as President of the Russian Federation of Direct Selling Companies. She has received numerous awards and honors for her international business achievements. She has served on many business, education and charitable boards.

CVSL is a development-stage company, which is engaged in the development of products intended for medical uses. Plans are under way to make CVSL the platform for a brand strategy of acquiring multiple privately held direct selling companies.

Enagic USA

Don ProsserDon Prosser

Enagic USA, the maker of Kangen Water® electrolysis devices, announced the nomination and succession of Don Prosser as Vice President of Enagic USA. Prosser has served alongside Hironari Ohshiro, the company’s founder, for the past five years in a variety of positions, most recently as Vice President of Sales, Director of Operations and Director of Marketing.

Enagic USA, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is the dedicated distribution arm and marketing force throughout the United States for Enagic Co. Ltd., a Japan-based company that has been a manufacturer of alkaline ionizers and water filtration machines for more than three decades.

Kyäni Inc.

Andrew MangerisAndrew Mangeris
David PotterDavid Potter

Kyäni Inc. announced the appointment of two new executive team members: Andrew Mangeris as Chief Marketing Officer and David Potter as Chief Information Officer.

Mangeris is a second-generation network marketing executive with over 18 years of experience in the industry. Having grown up around network marketing since he was 10, he has served as a marketing executive with expertise in brand management, new product development, compensation plans and field development. He is an experienced executive in billion-dollar companies as well as in startups.

Coming with a background in IT, Potter has implemented advances in technology, enhanced company productivity and improved customer service in multiple companies. He also has experience in managing large departments companywide.

Kyäni is an international health and wellness direct sales company headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho.