USANA Health Sciences Inc. has announced the promotion of three key executives

Jim Brown
Jim Brown
Douglas Braun
Douglas Braun
Dan Whitney
Dan Whitney
Kevin Guest
Kevin Guest
Dan Macuga
Dan Macuga

USANA Health Sciences Inc. has announced the promotion of three key executives who have been crucial to the global nutritional company’s ongoing success. Jim Brown, Douglas Braun and Dan Whitney will now serve as Chief Production Officer (CPO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Vice President of Ethics and Market Expansion, respectively.

With nearly 20 years of experience in operations management, Jim Brown has been with USANA for more than six years, implementing critical improvements to the company’s manufacturing and quality control as its Vice President of Global Operations. As CPO, Brown will continue to maintain USANA’s manufacturing reputation and oversee the production of safe, high-quality nutritional products.

Douglas Braun, former Vice President of Marketing, will now serve as USANA’s CMO overseeing the company’s marketing, associate recognition, creative services and studio production departments. A veteran of the direct selling industry, Braun has led the charge on several key marketing campaigns that have poised USANA for future growth.

As Director of Compliance for USANA, Dan Whitney was integral to USANA’s recent successful entrance into Thailand, France and Belgium. As the company’s new Vice President of Ethics and Market Expansion, Whitney will leverage his wealth of experience to bring USANA into a growing number of global markets.

Additionally, Kevin Guest has been named President of the Americas and Europe and will be taking on additional responsibilities to secure greater strategic market share for USANA throughout Europe.

Chief Communications Officer Dan Macuga will now also be responsible for growing USANA in North America by absorbing the company’s North American field development department.

USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality nutritional, personal care, energy, and weight-management products that are sold directly to preferred customers and associates in 18 international markets.

Executive Announcements – August 2012 – Amway

Amway -Steve Van Andel

Steve Van Andel

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors elected Steve Van Andel, Chairman of Amway, as its Vice Chairman for a one-year term. He succeeds Edward Rust Jr., Chairman and CEO of State Farm®.

As Chairman, Van Andel is responsible for managing the daily operations of Amway and has led the expansion of the business, growing it into a stronger, more diversified company. He has been Chairman since 1995. Previously, Van Andel was Amway’s Vice President–Americas, overseeing the company’s business operations in North and South America, and also served as Vice President of Marketing. Van Andel is the oldest son of Amway Co-Founder Jay Van Andel.

Van Andel served a one-year term as Chairman of the Chamber from 2001 to 2002 and subsequently was Chairman of the board’s Executive Committee. He is Vice Chairman of the U.S.-Korea Business Council, where he works on behalf of free trade.

He serves his home state of Michigan and the community of Grand Rapids by supporting the Grand Action Committee, the Van Andel Museum Center, and the Van Andel Institute, a health research center. He is on the dean’s advisory board for the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., and on the boards of Business Leaders for Michigan, the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the Grand Rapids John Ball Zoo Society, the Metropolitan Health Corp., and the Metropolitan Hospital Foundation in Grand Rapids.

Amway is one of the world’s largest direct selling businesses. Founded in 1959 and headquartered in Ada, Mich., Amway offers consumer products and business opportunities in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide.