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Univera Expands Operations to Canada

Univera Names Tom Zimmer New President and CEO

Univera Names Industry Veteran as VP of International

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Univera Expands Operations to Canada

Press Release | 7/10/2014

SEATTLE, Wash. July 10, 2014 -Univera, Inc., a leading natural supplement company founded in 1999 by Bill Lee, recently expanded its operations with a new location in Vancouver, B.C.

The Vancouver B.C. location will be used by Univera’s Canadian associates to conduct business and introduce prospects to Univera’s products and business opportunities. Referred to as “The HUB” (Heart of Univera Business, Canada), the space includes private meeting spaces, a lounge area, training room for events and presentations. The office is located at 479 West 16th Avenue Vancouver BC Canada V5Y 1Z2.

In recognition, the company recently hosted the grand opening of the new location. The invitation-only event was attended by Bill Lee, Univera Chairman; Tom Zimmer, Univera President and CEO; Ralph Bietz, Univera Chief Global Operations Officer; Stephen Cherniske, Univera Chief Scientific Officer; and Canadian Diamond Leaders. The event included speeches by Bill Lee, Tom Zimmer, and Ralph Beitz, and concluded with a ribbon cutting ceremony, upon which the key to the office was presented to Canadian Diamond Associate, Angelyn Toth.

“We are pleased to offer our Canadian associates this new office location to aid their sales and business development efforts,” said Bill Lee.

Univera Names Tom Zimmer New President and CEO

Press Release | 6/4/2014

Seattle, WA June 04, 2014 -- Univera, a leader in the natural products industry, today announced that it has named Tom Zimmer as President and CEO. Zimmer replaces Randy Bancino, who announced his retirement at the end of May.

“We are excited to have Tom join the day-to-day management of Univera and to lead us further toward success,” said Bill Lee, Univera Chairman and Founder. “Tom is an accomplished executive with over 40 years of in-depth work experience that covers a broad spectrum of industries, cultures, and distribution channels. He is recognized as a highly skilled general manager with exceptionally strong motivational skills.”

During his career, Zimmer has accumulated a successful track record in solving complex business issues with results-oriented strategies, financial acumen, and passionate leadership. He has held positions as President, Chief Operations Officer, and Senior Vice President & Managing Director for several companies within the direct selling industry including Herbalife, Avon, and Discovery Toys. He also held an executive level position with Bloomingdales. Zimmer is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree.

Univera Names Industry Veteran as VP of International

Press Release | 3/20/2013

SEATTLE, Mar 18, 2013 -- Univera, Inc. today announced Rick Nelson as Vice President of International for the health and nutritional products company headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

"Rick Nelson is a great addition to one of the most dynamic and experienced executive teams in the industry," said Randy Bancino, President of Univera. "As Univera prepares to expand beyond North America, we searched out an experienced leader with vast international experience and a real heart for Univera's mission."

Rick Nelson brings over 20 years of experience in the direct selling industry holding executive positions in various companies including Nu Skin and Max International. He has extensive experience opening new international markets and a track record of collaborating with Associates to grow strong profitable businesses.

"Univera is perfectly positioned to take its business internationally. I am excited to contribute my talents and energy to an organization with the right vision and the global resources to make that vision a reality," said Mr. Nelson. "I especially look forward to collaborating with Univera field leaders to take Univera around the world."

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