GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ranir, a global leader in private label consumer oral care products, has today announced the appointment of Scott Huff, former executive vice president of consumables and health and wellness, and Richelle Parham, most recently the chief marketing officer for eBay, to the company's board of directors.
Huff recently retired as executive vice president of the consumables and health and wellness divisions at Walmart. In this role, he drove merchandising strategies in areas such as beauty and personal care, pets, household paper and chemicals, baby, OTC, pharmacy and optical. At Walmart, Huff has also been responsible for merchandising execution, replenishment, store layout, supplier diversity, planning, pricing, modular development and joint business planning.
He joined Walmart in 1994 as an intern, moving up in a variety of buyer roles and eventually serving as merchandise manager. He was promoted to divisional merchandise manager in 2002 and then to vice president in 2003 with responsibility for snacks, beverages and alcohol. In 2007, he was promoted to regional vice president for region 26, covering Arkansas and southern Missouri.
Huff serves on the advisory councils for The Jones Center and the College of Business at Missouri State University.
Parham is a seasoned senior-level executive, who possess more than 20 years of global strategy and marketing experience for prolific corporations such as eBay, Visa, Digitas and Citibank. She has a proven track record of leading high-performing business and marketing teams, utilizing strategic and analytical decision-making expertise to successfully drive key business performance. In 2016, Parham joined Camden Partners, a leading private equity firm, as a general partner. Her focus is investing in growth stage global consumer companies. Prior to Camden Partners, Parham served 4.5 years as VP chief marketing officer of eBay where she leveraged her background in consumer and digital marketing to develop strategies and execute all marketing activities to reach 180+ million active eBay users. Parham was responsible, globally, for eBay brand strategy and brand marketing, Internet marketing and CRM. She was also responsible for all areas of eBay North American marketing, including customer product marketing, loyalty and relationship marketing, seller marketing and social.
Prior to joining eBay, Parham served as head of global marketing innovation and initiatives, and head of global marketing services at Visa Inc. Her experience also includes 13 years at Digitas, Inc., a world leading marketing agency, where she held a variety of senior leadership roles, including senior vice president and general manager of the agency's Chicago office. Throughout her career, Parham has received many awards and honors, which include being named to Savoy 2016 "Power 300, Most Influential Black Corporate Directors", Forbes 2014 "50 Most Influential CMOs in the World" ranked #12, and Fast Company "Most Creative People in Business 1000". Additionally, she received the Women of Influence award by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, while being inducted into the World Association for Cooperative Education Co-op Hall of Fame. A strong advocate of empowering female leaders through STEM programs, Parham is on the advisory board for Girls Who Code. She has also served on the board of directors for Scripps Network Interactive Inc. since 2012 and LabCorp since 2016.
Parham holds double bachelor's degrees in business administration and design arts from Drexel University. Additionally, she became a member of the Drexel University Board of Trustees in 2014.
"As Ranir continues to grow in the oral care industry with both private label and branded products, I'm thrilled to welcome two executives to the board who have a wealth of healthcare, marketing and brand expertise," said Rich Sorota, CEO of Ranir. "We continue to execute on the company's mission to provide millions of healthy, affordable smiles across the globe, and we look forward to Richelle and Scott joining the team and playing a role in Ranir's continued evolution."
Ranir is a leading global manufacturer of store brand private label consumer oral care products, including power and manual toothbrushes, teeth whiteners, dental floss and flossers. Founded in 1979, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Ranir serves retail customers globally and is committed to delivering affordable, healthy smiles in millions of households every day. Its products, which include some of the world's largest oral care store brands, can be found at major retailers in more than 40 countries. The consumer and customer insight driven research and development-focused company also owns, manufactures and markets the Plackers® and REMBRANDT® brands and proudly employs more than 750 associates worldwide. For more information, visit www.ranir.com.