Inergetics Names Jim Kras President
Successful Chief Marketing Officer to Expand Role at Leading Nutritional Supplement Developer
Demonstrates Inergetics' Continuing Growth and Building Out of Best in Class Management Team
NEWARK, N.J., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inergetics, Inc. (OTCBB: NRTI), a leading developer of nutritional supplements, today announced that Chief Marketing Officer Jim Kras has been appointed President of the company. Kras will continue to lead Inergetics' marketing department, while expanding his responsibilities and overseeing sales, distribution and other company initiatives to drive substantial value for shareholders. Inergetics, which has seen continuous recent growth, develops nutritional products that improve overall health, physical recovery, athletic performance and quality of life for patients and consumers.
Kras joined Inergetics in 2012 with deep, proven experience in marketing, advertising and sales. Since then, he has been instrumental in generating significant momentum for all of Inergetics' top brands including Martha Stewart™ Essentials, Surgex® Sports Nutrition, Bikini Ready®, SlimTrim, and a private label protein shake for Muscle Maker Grill. In addition, Kras has grown distribution for several product lines to include prominent retailers such as Walgreens, Winn-Dixie, PriceSmart, Harris Teeter and ShopRite as well as managing strategic partnerships including Army Sports. He has also enlisted spokespersons who support Inergetics and its superior products and embody healthy and active lifestyles including professional surfers, Anastasia Ashley and Christa Alves, for Bikini Ready, as well as Keenan Allen of the San Diego Chargers and David Amerson of the Washington Redskins for Surgex.
"Jim is the perfect person for this role – his accomplishments at Inergetics already extend well beyond building out our sales and marketing department. He has been crucial in creating the solid infrastructure for the fast-growing company we are building today," said Mike James, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Inergetics. "Not only has Jim widened the reach of our products through enhanced national and international distribution agreements, but he has helped develop a vision for our company as a whole while driving daily operations to support that vision."
"I'm looking forward to Inergetics' bright future, and continuing to build on the success we have seen so far," said Kras. "Mike has put together a world-class team of the most talented people in the industry, and everyone has worked together to deliver a family of innovative products of the highest quality. We are continuing to roll out exciting new initiatives like the line of CBD-based nutritional supplements we are developing with Terra Tech – all of which help consumers improve their health and quality of life."
Prior to joining Inergetics, Kras worked at NBTY where his brand management team nearly doubled division sales in three years to more than $200 million. He was previously Director of Marketing at Ajinomoto USA, a $14 billion pharmaceutical company, where he built the U.S. consumer marketing department and launched the company's e-commerce efforts. Prior to that, Kras worked for Aegis/Carat, securing and managing Wyndham Hotel's digital business as well as spearheading the Revlon account. Kras also worked at search marketing pioneer iCrossing, helping to position the company for acquisition as well as driving national account growth with clients such as Chrysler and Vitamin Shoppe.
About Inergetics, Inc.
Inergetics' portfolio of brands includes: Martha Stewart™ Essentials, a complete line of whole-food-based supplements created specifically for women; Surgex® Sports Nutrition, the preferred nutritional supplement of Army Sports; Bikini Ready®, a leader in weight loss lifestyle solutions; SlimTrim™, the affordable, premium value diet brand; and OmEssentials®, a line of scientifically advanced nutritional supplements designed to further the health and wellness of yoga practitioners and active individuals.
To learn more about Inergetics, visit www.inergetics.com, and the Inergetics brand websites: www.marthastewartessentials.com, www.surgexsports.com, www.surgexsportsblitz.com, www.slimtrim1.com, www.slimtrim.net, www.bikinireadylifestyle.com, www.kahunasands.com, www.omessentials.com.
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