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 – February
Marc Rey, Beautycounter
Beautycounter has appointed Marc Rey as CEO. Beautycounter Founder Gregg Renfrew will transition to executive chair and chief brand officer. Rey is a former Coty and L’Oréal executive who most recently served as CEO and global chief growth officer for Shiseido Americas. He will now guide Beautycounter as it continues its omnichannel strategy.
Corey Lindley, dōTERRA
dōTERRA has promoted Corey Lindley to CEO. David Stirling, a founding executive and current CEO, is stepping down to serve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lindley has spent over 30 years in direct selling, including 17 years at Nu Skin. As CEO, he will lead doTERRA’s operations and implement its vision, mission, and strategic direction.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE – January
Maribeth Dodd, It Works!
It Works! has promoted Maribeth Dodd to vice president, U.S. sales and field development. Dodd has developed people and sales strategies for the past decade with It Works!. She will now oversee a group of regional sales managers. Dodd is also a freelance speaker and worship leader as well as co-founder of Brave Worship.
Nichole Williamson, It Works!
Nichole Williamson has rejoined It Works! in the newly created role of vice president, customer experience. Williamson most recently served as head of audience strategy at Amazon. Before that she was with It Works! for four years culminating with serving as senior director, digital CX, lifecycle and loyalty.
The remaining shareholders of European beauty brand Oriflame have accepted a bid by the founding af Jochnick family to buy out the group for full ownership of the company. After the initial offer of 9 billion crown (US$969 million) was made in May, other owners representing 60.5 percent of shares had accepted the bid from the founding family, which already owns 31 percent of Oriflame. Though the company is valued at 13 billion crowns, board members had supported the sale, considering an uncertain outlook for the company, which has been struggling in several key markets with share prices continuing to drop.
Jonas af Jochnick, co-founder of Swedish beauty firm Oriflame Cosmetics, died suddenly May 17. The 81-year-old Swedish entrepreneur, who founded Stockholm-based Oriflame with his brother Robert in 1967, passed away in his sleep. He had been active in various positions in the company and stepped down from the company’s board in 2018.
DoTERRA has hired Dell Brown as the chief operating officer of Prime Meridian Health Clinics, doTERRA’s healthcare initiative. Brown has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare consulting industry and will lead Prime Meridian in strategy and logistics. Prior to doTERRA, Brown co-founded Global Health Consulting, and before that, he worked for CSC Healthcare as a senior consultant.