PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – March
Fredrik Lundqvist, Vorwerk
Vorwerk LLC has appointed Fredrik Lundqvist as CEO. Lundqvist will lead the company’s presence and growth of the Thermomix brand in the U.S. and Canada. Previously, Lundqvist was country manager for Vorwerk International in China. He has nearly 20 years’ experience with Vorwerk, working in Switzerland and Singapore, among others.
Vallen Blackburn, Nature’s Sunshine
Nature’s Sunshine has promoted Vallen Blackburn to vice president and general manager of Latin America. Blackburn joined Nature’s Sunshine in 2016 to help build its business and intelligence strategies, using his prior financial knowledge. He will now leverage that experience in Latin America.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – November
Asha Gupta, Amway
Amway has hired Asha Gupta as its new chief strategy and corporate development officer. Gupta will lead the development of its long-term global business strategy and evaluate opportunities for distributors. She joins Amway after 23 years at Tupperware where she served as executive vice president and chief strategy and marketing officer.
Xia Ding, USANA
USANA Health Sciences Inc. has named Xia Ding to its board of directors. Ding currently serves as vice president of e-commerce Asia Pacific and Latin America for Nike. She has shown leadership in the e-commerce and digital business sector and has served in management roles at a number of global online and omnichannel retailers, including JD.com and Hanesbrands.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – October
François Renard, Amway
François Renard has joined Amway as chief marketing officer. Renard joins Amway from automaker Renault Group where he was global chief marketing officer. At Amway, he will focus on brand and digital experience. Renard’s marketing career of over 25 years began at Unilever’s personal care business. He was also CEO of its Kate Somerville brand.
Chris Reid, Plexus
Plexus Worldwide has promoted Chris Reid, previously vice president of compliance and general counsel, to chief legal officer. Reid will now lead legal, regulatory affairs, corporate affairs, quality, and compliance teams. Reid joined Plexus in 2015 and has nearly 40 years of legal experience, including time at FreeLife International and Vemma.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – August
Camelle Kent, Thirty-One
Thirty-One Gifts has named Camelle Kent as CEO. Kent assumes the role from Elizabeth Thibaudeau, who joined Thirty-One as acting CEO last July. Thibaudeau will remain a board member. Kent’s career spans over 25 years, and she has grown global brands including Gillette, Timberland, and Avon. Most recently, she was CEO at WellPet.
Dave Nash, 4Life
Dave Nash has been promoted to senior vice president of global markets at 4Life Research. Previously vice president of Greater China, Nash was hired by 4Life in 2018. He has spent considerable time in Asia on behalf of the company and will now continue his work in Asia while broadening his focus to include global sales and operations.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – July
Blake Schroeder, Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Inc., parent company of Kannaway, has appointed Blake Schroeder as CEO and president. Schroeder will replace Dr. Stuart Titus, who is semi-retiring. Schroeder joined the company in 2016 and was formerly CEO of Kannaway. He also has worked for Forevergreen and MonaVie.