Industry Veteran Brings Track Record of Business Development Success
to Lead the Rapidly Expanding Company Through Transformative Growth
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agaia, Inc., manufacturer of Evolve®, the first all natural, green cleaning technology capable of outperforming petrochemical based cleaners and detergents, has appointed Mike Linn as Chief Executive Officer. A 25-year industry veteran and specialist in brand building, business development and supply chain management, Linn will be responsible for overseeing and executing Agaia's corporate growth strategies in commercial, industrial and consumer markets worldwide.
Linn previously was President and CEO of Faucet Queens, a consumer durable company, and before that was CEO of CleanBrands, Group Vice President of World Kitchen and General Manager and Vice President at Newell Rubbermaid.
"After working with Mike for two years as our interim COO, it was clear that his broad experience in a myriad of organizations, combined with his familiarity with Agaia's expansion plans and our senior management team, made him the best person for the job," said Benjamin Shell, Chairman and Founder of Agaia, Inc. "We're thrilled to have a leader of Mike's caliber to guide our unprecedented growth and chart our long-term expansion plans worldwide. The cleaning industry is at a transformational moment in history as both businesses and consumers move away from the use of toxic and often dangerous cleaning products toward a future of safe, all natural products that can actually outperform petrochemicals. Mike is the ideal executive to ensure that Agaia leads the use of all natural cleaning technologies around the planet."
Agaia's consumer division launched its first portfolio of all-natural, non-toxic cleaning products in November 2013 through an exclusive retail agreement with Wal-Mart, which markets Agaia's patented Evolve technology through its private label Great Value Natural product line. The Great Value Natural product line is now available in over 2,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com. Additionally Agaia's commercial division boasts a line of over 50 powerful cleaning and laundry products for industrial and institutional customers that are utilized by an impressive array of corporate customers on 5 continents.
"I've worked my way up through companies both large and small, which has given me a deep knowledge of how to best position an organization – both operationally and perceptually – for the kind of rapid growth that Agaia is currently experiencing," Linn said. "This is a unique opportunity to not only grow a business but transform an industry. I can't wait to see what Agaia, Inc. can achieve."
In his new role as CEO, Linn will work closely with Agaia Home Inc., CEO Doug Meyer, who joined the company in October 2013 to build and manage retail opportunities for Evolve branded consumer products both domestically and internationally.
About Agaia, Inc.
Agaia, Inc. (pronounced A-guy-a) is changing how the world cleans. Established in 2011, the company's patented bio-science, Evolve®, is the first 100% natural, non-toxic, green cleaning technology capable of outperforming chemical-based cleaners, detergents, and degreasers. Available for use in consumer, commercial, industrial applications, Evolve-based products are distributed in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. Evolve's consumer products are available in North America exclusively at Walmart, marketed under the Great Value Natural brand. For more information, please visit www.agaiainc.com and www.naturalpowerclean.com.
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