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March 01, 2011

Executive Announcements

March 2011


Amway

Justin Rose
Justin Rose

Russ Evans, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Amway, passed away suddenly at his home on Jan. 29 from natural causes.

Evans was responsible for Amway’s worldwide finance function, including treasury, all accounting functions, taxes, financial reporting, forecasting, financial planning and insurance.

The company’s co-CEOs, Steve Van Andel and Doug DeVos, said: “Since joining Amway in 2008, Russ Evans was a constant source of new ideas, insight and inspiration. His tremendous knowledge and experience made Russ a trusted colleague; his easygoing, approachable style made him a friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with Russ’s wife, Marie; his son, Michael, and their family.”


Immunotec Inc.

Stuart A. MacMillan
Stuart A. MacMillan
Robert Henry
Robert Henry
Rod Milne
Rod Milne

Immunotec Inc. announced the appointment of Stuart A. MacMillan as President of the Corporation.

Prior to joining the company, MacMillan held a number of senior management responsibilities across diverse functional areas, most recently as President of Arbonne Canada from 2006 to 2010 and Sales Lead of Arbonne USA from 2008 to 2010. Prior to Arbonne, he was formerly the President and CEO of the Canadian Operations of Weber Shandwick Worldwide, one of the largest public relations firms, and held other senior positions with Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. and ACC Telenterprises Ltd.

To further strengthen its management team, the board of directors also approved the following appointments: Robert Henry is assuming the additional role of CEO in addition to his current Executive Chairman role. Robert Felton was appointed as COO. Rod Milne was appointed as Vice President, Field Development and Marketing.




4Life Research

Jason Gough
Jason Gough
Tyler Rasch
Tyler Rasch
Rich Decker
Rich Decker
Andy Weeks
Andy Weeks

4Life President Steve Tew announced the following promotions:

Jason Gough has been named Vice President, Marketing. After 11 years at Tahitian Noni International, Gough joined 4Life in October 2008 as Director of Marketing. He has a wealth of marketing expertise with an emphasis on editorial, Web, brand, sales tools and product-line management.

Tyler Rasch was promoted to Vice President, Information Technologies. Rasch came to 4Life in 2010 and has more than 20 years of management experience, 15 in the world of IT. He recently completed a master’s degree from the University of Utah’s Executive MBA Program.

Rich Decker was named Vice President International, Latin America. Decker is responsible for the operations and field support for 4Life markets in Mexico, and Central and South America. During his 14-year career in network marketing, Decker has worked with distributors in North America, Southeast Asia and India.

Andy Weeks was promoted to Senior Director of Software Development. Weeks has been with 4Life for more than 10 years, eight spent in the IT department. He has managed the Software Development team for three years and recently took on the back-end development for 4Life’s website.


Herbalife Ltd.

Andrew Shao
Andrew Shao

Herbalife Ltd. announced that Andrew Shao, Ph.D., has joined the company as Vice President, Global Product Science and Safety. Shao joins the company from the Council of Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers, where he led scientific and regulatory affairs.

Before serving at CRN, Shao was Senior Scientist at General Nutrition Corporation and previously in research and development at Kemin Health (formerly Kemin Foods). He is the author or co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts. He is the 2010 recipient of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Alumni Association Award in the Leadership Category for his work within the field of nutrition.


Nuriche

Kevin Larson
Kevin Larson
Manuel Ramirez
Manuel Ramirez

Nuriche announced the appointment of seasoned marketing executive Kevin Larson as its new Vice President of Marketing to oversee the company’s strategic marketing needs.

In his new position, Larson will develop and implement key marketing strategies to establish Nuriche as a global brand and support the expansion of its growing national and international business. He will also work with Nuriche’s product development team to create and promote new product lines. In addition, he will direct corporate events and manage the company’s website.

Nuriche also announced the appointment of seasoned network marketing executive Manuel Ramirez as its new Vice President of Latin America, charged with overseeing the company’s expansion into key Hispanic markets in Mexico and Central and South America.

Ramirez has more than 17 years of network marketing experience. A native of Mexico, he is fluent in both Spanish and English and has extensive experience in the Latin American markets, where he has overseen the development and implementation of business plans, managed operations, directed sales, marketing and communications initiatives, and worked closely with top distributors to achieve success. A skilled bilingual trainer and presenter, Ramirez has motivated thousands of distributors at conventions, regional events and product launches.


Lifemax Inc.

Jonathan Ducos
Jonathan Ducos

Lifemax has announced the appointment of Jonathan Ducos as Lifemax Vice President of Operations & Information Technology. Having serviced all internal and external technology needs since joining Lifemax in early 2008, Ducos will continue directing the company’s global technology advancements while taking a more active role in international operations and expansion.

Leveraging his information technology background, Ducos will oversee the ever-growing technological infrastructure at Lifemax. In addition to coordinating domestic and global logistics, including manufacturing, order-tracking and shipping between 13 countries, Ducos’ immediate plans include streamlining internal processes and increasing external efficiencies by implementing integrated software solutions.

Ducos comes to Lifemax with a background in Web development and marketing. Ducos holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Central Florida and is the co-founder of Visual Design Network LLC, a Web development company specializing in the creation of print and Web media.


SeneGence International

Tonette Orihu
Tonette Orihu

SeneGence International, a direct sales company specializing in long-lasting cosmetics and anti-aging skin care, announced Tonette Orihu as the new Manager of Distributor Development.

Orihu brings more than 18 years of direct sales management experience to the company. In her new position, she will be responsible for managing the career success of new and experienced independent SeneGence distributors in the United States.


Oxyfresh Worldwide Inc.

Tom Lunneborg
Tom Lunneborg

Coeur d’Alene-based Oxyfresh and 21TEN named Tom Lunneborg Vice President of Product Development and Distribution. The new position was created to reflect Lunneborg’s expanded role following the highly successful launch of Life Shotz, an all-in-one nutritional supplement from Oxyfresh’s sister company, 21TEN. In his new role, Lunneborg will continue to develop new products for both companies and will help the companies scale as they expand production capabilities.


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