LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to fight the global obesity epidemic, ViSalus, the company known for the Body by Vi™ 90-Day Challenge, today announced the appointment of Greg Schwartz as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain. Mr. Schwartz will be responsible for providing strategic direction, planning and leadership for supply chain management and operations for ViSalus worldwide. He will report directly to Paul Noack, President of ViSalus.
"Greg has a proven track record establishing best-in-class supply chain operations in countries around the world," said Noack. "Greg is a tremendous asset and will be instrumental in helping us define and implement a roadmap to support our gross margin improvement targets, as well as our international growth objectives."
Mr. Schwartz has over 20 years of supply chain knowledge and international experience. He spent over 5 years at Jamba Juice, where he completed his tenure as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain. Prior to Jamba Juice, Schwartz served as Vice President of Global Procurement for Wal-Mart, Vice President of Strategic Global Sourcing & Business Development for Safeway, Inc., and various strategic sourcing positions at Kraft Foods. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics and his master's degree in marketing from the University of Illinois.
Commenting on his new role, Mr. Schwartz said, "I'm thrilled to be leading this critical function and applying my experience with consumable products in an industry-leading direct-to-consumer model. It is evident to me that ViSalus has great opportunities within our weight management product category and as we take our business model into new markets."
Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and Troy, MI. ViSalus is the company behind the Body by Vi™ Challenge, a 90-day weight-loss and fitness transformation platform. ViSalus champions personal victories and entrepreneurship through a social marketing model, premium products, and support community. ViSalus is majority-owned by Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH)
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