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September 01, 2012

Executive Announcements

September 2012


USANA Health Sciences Inc.

Jim Brown
Jim Brown
Douglas Braun
Douglas Braun
Dan Whitney
Dan Whitney
Kevin Guest
Kevin Guest
Dan Macuga
Dan Macuga

USANA Health Sciences Inc. has announced the promotion of three key executives who have been crucial to the global nutritional company’s ongoing success. Jim Brown, Douglas Braun and Dan Whitney will now serve as Chief Production Officer (CPO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Vice President of Ethics and Market Expansion, respectively.

With nearly 20 years of experience in operations management, Jim Brown has been with USANA for more than six years, implementing critical improvements to the company’s manufacturing and quality control as its Vice President of Global Operations. As CPO, Brown will continue to maintain USANA’s manufacturing reputation and oversee the production of safe, high-quality nutritional products.

Douglas Braun, former Vice President of Marketing, will now serve as USANA’s CMO overseeing the company’s marketing, associate recognition, creative services and studio production departments. A veteran of the direct selling industry, Braun has led the charge on several key marketing campaigns that have poised USANA for future growth.

As Director of Compliance for USANA, Dan Whitney was integral to USANA’s recent successful entrance into Thailand, France and Belgium. As the company’s new Vice President of Ethics and Market Expansion, Whitney will leverage his wealth of experience to bring USANA into a growing number of global markets.

Additionally, Kevin Guest has been named President of the Americas and Europe and will be taking on additional responsibilities to secure greater strategic market share for USANA throughout Europe.

Chief Communications Officer Dan Macuga will now also be responsible for growing USANA in North America by absorbing the company’s North American field development department.

USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality nutritional, personal care, energy, and weight-management products that are sold directly to preferred customers and associates in 18 international markets.


Neways International

Scott St. Clair
Scott St. Clair
Robert Conlee
Robert S. Conlee

Neways International announced that Scott St. Clair, Neways’ current CEO and Chairman, has been named Executive Chairman, and that Robert S. Conlee has been chosen to serve as CEO and Chairman of the board of directors.

St. Clair formerly served as CEO and Chairman during a time when he worked to develop a strategic plan to move Neways to the next level, as well as stabilize the business. While experiencing growth in several key markets, moving forward he plans to open new markets and introduce new products as well as add additional resources for distributors. St. Clair’s new role will allow him to spend less time on day-to-day management and therefore be able to focus more on global strategy.

Conlee brings more than 20 years of executive and management experience in the direct selling industry. Before joining Neways, he served in various leadership roles with other direct sellers.

Established in Utah in 1992, Neways provides safe, effective nutritional and personal-care products. In addition, Neways enhances people’s lives by providing a home-based business opportunity, with 300,000 active distributors in 37 countries.


Silpada Designs

Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly has been named CEO and President of Silpada Designs. Formerly President and Chief Operating Officer, he has more than 30 years of direct sales industry experience. Jerry Kelly will remain Silpada’s Chairman and work closely with Tom Kelly to ensure Silpada’s future success.

Recently, Tom Kelly served as Avon’s Senior Vice President of Global Direct Sales.

Silpada Designs, a fast-growing jewelry home party company whose primary focus is offering a unique collection of .925 sterling silver jewelry, was acquired by Avon in 2010 and now has more than 33,000 independent representatives throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.


Relìv International Inc.

Ryan Montgomery
Ryan A. Montgomery

Relìv International Inc., a maker of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, announced that its board of directors has appointed Ryan A. Montgomery to the position of President. Montgomery had been serving as Relìv’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

As President, Montgomery will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Relìv International, including Relìv North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) and Relìv Europe (the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and Austria). Robert Montgomery will remain Relìv’s Chairman and CEO and continue in his leadership role at the company.

Relìv International Inc., based in Chesterfield, Mo., produces nutritional supplements along with premium skincare products. The company sells its products through an international network marketing system of independent distributors in 15 countries.


ViSalus

Roberto Gonzalez
Roberto Gonzalez

ViSalus™, home of the Body by Vi™ 90-Day Challenge, a weight-loss and fitness Challenge platform, announced the appointment of Roberto Gonzalez as General Manager of Latino Markets. Gonzalez is responsible for developing the North American Latino markets and reports directly to ViSalus President Paul Noack.

Gonzalez will be focused on developing acculturated strategies and support tools to advance the challenge platform. He will work closely with ViSalus’ existing Latino leadership to develop the thousands of current Latino promoters throughout North America into future international leaders.

Prior to joining ViSalus, Gonzalez was General Manager of Active International in Mexico, a global leader in corporate trade with business sectors that include global media buys, logistics and retail marketing services. Previously, Gonzalez was Senior Director of Sales and Communications for another direct seller in Mexico. Born in Mexico City, Gonzalez is fluent in Spanish.

Hispanics and Latinos constitute 16 percent of the total U.S. population, or 50.5 million people, and according to the Center for Disease Control almost 72 percent are overweight or obese.

Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Los Angeles and Troy, Mich., ViSalus is the company behind the Body by Vi Challenge, a 90-day personal health transformation platform. ViSalus is majority-owned by Blyth Inc.


Azuli Skye

Lynn Branham
Lynn Branham

Azuli Skye announced that Lynn Branham has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Sales to provide leadership and support in the strategic development of business plans, executing sales and marketing strategies against goals and objectives and leading all aspects of the field sales organization.

Branham is an experienced executive with over 25 years of leadership and executive management in the direct sales industry and brings a diverse background in sales leadership, sales operations, marketing and field development in the jewelry, skincare, wellness and weight-loss categories.

Azuli Skye, headquartered in Apex, N.C., is a fashion jewelry and accessories company that offers products to women who want to discover and express their own personal style, while offering a modern-day business opportunity to women who want to be empowered as business owners.


ASEA

Verdis Norton
Verdis Norton
James Pack
James Pack
Tyler Norton
Tyler Norton
Jarom Webb
Jarom Webb

ASEA has announced that Verdis Norton, Founder, has been named Chairman of the Board. He previously served as Vice President of Strategy for Kraft Foods and as an executive and strategic consultant for multiple Fortune 500 companies. In addition to his experience as a corporate executive, he also developed a proprietary strategy and business planning system now used by a number of companies around the world.

James Pack, Founder, has been named Vice Chairman of the Board. Pack brings years of management experience to ASEA. While in his 40s, he retired from a career in the telecommunications industry. Pack followed that retirement with a second career in real estate development before meeting Verdis Norton and co-founding ASEA.

Tyler Norton, Founder, has been named CEO. Tyler Norton has 17 years of experience in the financial services and management consulting industries, including nine years of executive leadership with Beneficial Financial Group, where he served as a Vice President, Senior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer.

Jarom Webb has been named President. Prior to his appointment as President, Webb served as ASEA’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the development of the company’s operational and financial infrastructure. Webb began his career with KPMG, one of the largest audit/consulting companies in the world. He is a seasoned executive with a strong background in strategy, operations, finance and risk management.

ASEA is a nutritional supplement company that offers the first and only liquid supplement to provide balanced, stabilized Redox Signaling Molecules. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City.