El futuro descansa seguro sobre los hombros de un grupo estimado de líderes empresariales de alto rango con experiencia inigualable y éxito que ha batido no pocos récords. Nuestro grupo ejecutivo valientemente ha llevado a nuestra compañía desde el estandarte de la esperanza a ser un líder de calidad mundial. Y continúa marcando la pauta para alcanzar el próximo logro de bienestar.
Alfredo (Al) Bala
CEO and President
Alfredo (Al) Bala se unió a Mannatech en octubre de 2007 como Vicepresidente Sénior de Ventas Globales. Fue nombrado Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Ventas en junio de 2011. En junio de 2014 fue nombrado Presidente para racionalizar y unificar ventas y trabajos de marketing a fin de apoyar en mayor medida las ventas de nuestros Asociados independientes en todo el mundo. En su actual cargo como CEO, continúa proporcionando apoyo a los Asociados y centra sus esfuerzos en la expansión global de la compañía.
Al fue Director de Operaciones de Britt Worldwide, LLC, una de las organizaciones independientes más grandes de la red Amway, desde 1992 hasta 2006. Mientras estaba en Britt Worldwide, su labor principal era proporcionar motivación, formación y herramientas a los Asociados sobre el terreno en más de 65 países de todo el mundo. Al también estuvo intensamente implicado en el lanzamiento y el relanzamiento de más de 60 mercados internacionales, incluyendo los mercados BRICS – Brasil, Rusia, Indica, China y Sudáfrica, que propulsaron las ventas internacionales a un volumen superior a los 500 millones de dólares.
Al trabajó como director de la planta de fabricación de Bose Corporation desde 1983 a 1992. Puede conversar en más de 13 idiomas. Además de tener más de 20 años de experiencia nacional e internacional en el marketing multinivel, Al tiene el récord en lo que a crecimiento de ventas directas respecta con un volumen de 750 millones de dólares, llegando a más de un millón de personas en 60 países.
CEO y Presidente
Regional President, Asia
Patrick Park joined Mannatech in 2009 as General Manager, South Korea. Mr. Park served as Regional Vice President for Asia leading the company’s overall operations in Japan and Taiwan, and was crucial in the launch and oversight of the Hong Kong market in 2013.
From 2014, Mr. Park has overseen Mannatech’s operations in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong as Regional President for Asia. During his tenure at the helm of Korea and Taiwan both markets have experienced dramatic growth in sales.
Prior to joining Mannatech, Patrick Park served 13 years in the direct sales industry. Over his career, he has played a key role in expansion into markets including Russia, Korea, India, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand and Chile as part of a multi-billion dollar company.
He has demonstrated explosive sales and marketing leadership as well as keen operational management during his time with Mannatech. His expertise in rolling out company initiatives in a way that resonates with specific markets has been an invaluable asset to Mannatech.
Presidente Regional, Asia
Regional President, EMEAA & North America
Chris Simons, Regional President of EMEAA and North America, joined Mannatech in 2008 as Director of Sales, South Africa. Since joining Mannatech, Simons has provided pivotal leadership in several markets and in supporting the implementation of the company’s 3-Point Plan system, which helps sales Associates advance their business and personal development. Prior to his time at Mannatech, Simons spent 19 years in the direct sales industry as a field leader and business manager for one of the largest independent networks of direct sellers in the world.
Throughout his career, he has played an integral role in leading company launches in a variety of global markets. He has overseen the deployment of global systems incorporating events and business education platforms that have resulted in more than $1 billion in revenues in those specific markets. Simons is known for working very closely with his field leaders, and creating a market where those leaders have the freedom and support to thrive, while also building an operation that is set up for ongoing, sustainable business.
Presidente Regional, EMEAA
Regional President, Greater China
Russ Wood, Regional President of Greater China, joined Mannatech in 2014 and brings more than 20 years of experience in international expansion, marketing and sales, operations and supply chain to Mannatech. Wood leads the company’s continued growth in Hong Kong and new territories within China. After establishing its Hong Kong operations, Wood leads Mannatech’s aggressive plan to expand its operations within China.
Prior to joining Mannatech, Wood held senior sales and operations roles for several of the direct selling and wellness industry’s most successful companies.
He received his BA from Brigham Young University and his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Presidente Regional, China
Joel R. Bikman
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Joel R. Bikman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, joined Mannatech in 2014 and provides the company with significant experience within the direct selling, nutrition and personal care industries. He is responsible for overseeing and integrating the company’s Research and Development, Customer Service and Sales and Marketing teams to provide a unique product and brand experience to each Associate and customer.
Prior to Mannatech, Bikman held senior sales and marketing roles with three other direct selling companies. Bikman previously worked in the advertising industry.
He holds a BA in Communications and an MBA from Brigham Young University.
Joel R. Bikman
Vicepresidente Sénior de Ventas y Marketing
SSenior Vice President, Global Operations
Landen Fredrick is the senior vice president of supply chain and IT. He is also a director on the Board of Directors of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) as well as the chairman of the M5M℠ Foundation, a non-profit organization benefitting children in need by fighting global malnutrition.
At Mannatech, Fredrick oversees supply chain, global logistics and regulatory affairs. He is passionate about creating the best customer experience possible for Mannatech’s independent sales Associates. Having been a part of Mannatech since 2006, Fredrick has played a key role in developing and driving systems to create efficiencies and manage scale for a company on the Direct Selling News’ Global 100 list.
As a member of the DSA, he has served as Chairman of the Awards Committee since 2013, and has been a supporter of the Direct Selling Education Foundation.
Fredrick’s experience in direct selling has spanned almost 20 years and three companies where he has climbed the ranks from sales to operations with each engagement. Prior to joining Mannatech, he had five years of advertising experience as the owner of Killian Fredrick, LLC. Before that he was a consultant with a banking software company.
Fredrick earned his B.A. from Abilene Christian University, with an emphasis on International Business and Japanese. He later earned his MBA from Amber University. He is married with three children, is an avid outdoorsman and has had a lifelong involvement in church activities.
Vicepresidente Sénior de Cadena de Suministro y TI
Chief Accounting Officer
David Johnson, Chief Accounting Officer, joined Mannatech in July 2013 and brings to Mannatech more than 22 years of experience in reporting financial results to investors, creditors and management with a focus on improving the financial operations of the enterprise by financial planning and analysis, and working capital management. He leads the company’s accounting, finance and treasury teams.
Prior to Mannatech, Johnson has held several financial management positions, including manager of accounting at Safety-Kleen and financial controller at Copart.
He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a MA in Economics from Florida State University and a MA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas.
Jefe de Contabilidad
Ron Norman joined Mannatech in May 1996 and was named Senior Vice President, International in June 2011. Prior to his current position, he served for several years as Mannatech’s Vice President of International Operations. He served as the Company’s Treasurer for over 6 years, and held various other positions within the company’s finance department before his appointment as Treasurer. Prior to joining Mannatech, Ron had 15 years of experience in public accounting, focusing on providing tax, accounting, finance and general business consulting services to Entrepreneurial and Growth Stage companies with an emphasis on preparing these companies for entry into the public markets or preparing them for international expansion.
Ron received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Baylor University. He is a CPA licensed in the State of Texas and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ron donates his time and expertise to various autism advocacy groups in the North Texas area including the DFW Center of Autism and the North Texas Chapter of the Autism Society of America. He and his family are volunteers for events sponsored by the Special Olympics.
Erin Barta, Mannatech’s General Counsel, joined Mannatech in 2006 where she served as Senior Corporate Counsel. She was named Assistant General Counsel in March 2009 and was named General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in August 2013.
Prior to joining Mannatech, Barta served as Corporate Counsel and later Senior Corporate Counsel for Metromedia Restaurant Group, a subsidiary of Metromedia Company. She has a Bachelor of Science from Texas Woman’s University and she received her Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University, now Texas A&M University School of Law.
Board of Directors
A Round Table of Diverse and Driven Professionals
Our Board of Directors is a strong and balanced blend of top-level thinkers from diverse industries and backgrounds. Each member brings his or her own unique perspective to the table to help elevate the company Vision and Mission, create a vital revenue model, address community needs and expand global reach, all on behalf of our shareholders.
J. Stanley Fredrick
J. Stanley Fredrick** is Mannatech’s Chairman of the Board. He has served as a Class II Director on our Board of Directors since September 2001 and as of April 15, 2014, collectively owned 12.4% of our common stock. From November 2003 through January 2009, Mr. Fredrick served as the Lead Director for our Board of Directors and in January 2009 he was elected Chairman of the Board and continues to serve in that capacity. Mr. Fredrick currently is the owner of Fredrick Consulting Services, which provides consulting services to the direct selling industry. In 2003, Mr. Fredrick was a founding board member of Professional Bank in Dallas, Texas, which is a boutique bank that provides certain financial resources to its customers. He co-founded Cameo Couture, Inc., which operated as Colesce Couture, a distributor of intimate apparel, and Colony House, Inc., a private label cookware company, both of which operated through direct selling channels. Mr. Fredrick also co-founded Irving National Bank Shares, a commercial bank holding company and served as a consultant to the bank from 1994 until it was sold in 2000. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Independent Bank of Texas and Wineshop at Home, a party plan company. Mr. Fredrick has been actively involved for over 40 years in the Direct Selling Association, a national trade association of leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services directly to consumers. He has served on the Direct Selling Association’s Board and various committees of their Board. From 1987 to 1988, Mr. Fredrick served as Chairman of the Direct Selling Association and from 1988 to 1990; he served as Chairman of the Direct Selling Education Foundation. He currently serves as chairman of their Development Committee. He has been inducted into the Direct Selling Association’s highest honor, the “Hall of Fame,” and inclusion in the Direct Selling Education Foundation “Circle of Honor.” Mr. Fredrick received a B.A. degree in English from Central State University, in Edmond, Oklahoma.(4)
“It is a honor and pleasure to work with such a talented team with diverse backgrounds yet vast experiences with the direct selling industry.”
J. Stanley Fredrick
Gerald E. Gilbert
Gerald E. Gilbert has served as a Class I Director since June 2003. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney, from 1968 until his retirement in January 2009, Mr. Gilbert practiced law with the international law firm of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P., now known as Hogan Lovells. His legal and business expertise includes international trade, national trade associations, and various areas of consumer products. From 1968 to 1999, Mr. Gilbert served as General Counsel to the Direct Selling Association, a national trade association of leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services directly to consumers. Mr. Gilbert was the recipient of the “Hall of Fame Award,” which is the Direct Selling Association’s highest honor. He also served as General Counsel to the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations and the Tropical Forest Foundation. Mr. Gilbert served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1956 to 1992 and was promoted to Rear Admiral (Two Stars), the top ranking officer in the Naval Reserve JAG Corps. During his distinguished military service, Mr. Gilbert received numerous awards, including the “Legion of Merit.” He is also a Past National President of the Federal Bar Association. He received a B.A. degree in English from Denison University, in Granville, Ohio and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Gilbert is a member of the State Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. (1)(2)(3*)(4)
“After more than 30 years as General Counsel to the Direct Selling Association, it has been a pleasure to serve on the Board of one of its most dynamic members. The commitment of Mannatech to give its sales force significant and meaningful opportunities, and to make available exceptional and unique products to consumers, is a combination that will continue to elevate the Company as one of the leading companies in the industry.”
Gerald E. Gilbert
Larry A. Jobe
Larry A. Jobe has served as a Class I director since January 4, 2006. In February 2007, Mr. Jobe began serving as Chairman of our Audit Committee. Mr. Jobe serves as Chairman of Legal Network, Ltd., a firm he founded in 1993 that provides staffing and litigation support to law firms and corporate legal departments. He also currently serves as President and founder of P 1 Resources, LLC, which has provided engineering and light industrial staffing services to the construction industry since 1994. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Jobe was Chairman and founder of Mitchell Jobe & Company, a provider of professional staffing services for government and industry. He is also a founder and Board Member of the Lawyer’s Assistant School of Dallas, a for-profit accredited career school, since October, 2005. From 1973 to 1991, he served in various capacities, including as member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee with the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP. In 1969, he was appointed by President Richard Nixon to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration at the United States Commerce Department. Mr. Jobe currently serves as the Chairman of Independent Bank of Texas and Chairman of the Audit Committee for U.S. Home Systems, Inc. In addition, Mr. Jobe served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of SWS Group, Inc., a Dallas-based New York Stock Exchange member from July, 2005 through December, 2014. He is a member of the Board of Dallas Theological Seminary and Chairman of the Board of the Dallas Seminary Foundation. He received a B.B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas. Mr. Jobe maintained an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license from 1962 to 2002 and currently maintains his license on an inactive or retired status. Mr. Jobe serves as Chairman of the Dallas Seminary Foundation. (1*)(2)(3)(4)
“Mannatech, its people and products, provide real wellness solutions and economic opportunities to thousands of people around the globe. It is a privilege to be a part of this exceptional endeavor.”
Larry A. Jobe
Kevin Robbins, hijo del cofundador de Mannatech Ray Robbins, comenzó su carrera a tiempo parcial en Mannatech en 1994. En 1996, Kevin pudo dedicar su carrera a Mannatech a tiempo completo. En 2003, fue galardonado como el ganador global del premio Ray Robbins Giving Spirit. Luego, en 2012, Kevin fue reconocido como uno de los Top Global Business Builders del año.
Robbins ha sido un líder de Mannatech desde el 2000, cuando fue elegido para representar a los asociados de Mannatech en Norteamérica como parte del Consejo Asesor Norteamericano. Originalmente sirvió cinco años en el consejo consultivo, y más tarde fue reelegido por otro período de tres años. Como parte del consejo consultivo, Kevin fue presidente durante cinco años, donde trabajó estrechamente con la compañía para desarrollar nuevos planes de compensación, nuevos viajes de incentivos y programas de formación para los Asociados de ventas independientes en Norteamérica
Robbins obtuvo una Licenciatura en Administración de Empresas en Marketing en la Universidad de Texas en Arlington.(4)
Robert A. Toth has served as a Class III director since March 2008 and he is the Chairman of the Compensation and Stock Option Plan Committee. Mr. Toth is Co-founder and Chairman of Tatra Spring LLC, a supply chain services company based in Poland. He is a director of the Knowtions Company, a performance support systems software firm based in North Bergen, New Jersey. Since 2006, he has worked in venture capital as a private investor focused on new business startups in the technology sector. Mr. Toth has over 27 years of direct selling experience, most recently as President of Avon International from 2004 to 2005. In that capacity, his operations included over 120 countries with annual revenues in excess of $5.5 billion. Mr. Toth began his Avon career in customer service in 1978, then moved to U.S. sales and operations and was promoted to U.S. Director of Sales in 1989. He transitioned to Avon International in 1991 as Director of New Business Development, where he played a lead role in Avon’s market entry plan for Russia. He was based in Warsaw from 1993 to 1997 as Avon’s President of Central and Eastern Europe, where he established and led Avon Poland. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Toth was based in London where he held a number of senior management positions including Group Vice President, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (1997-1999), Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (1999-2002) and Executive Vice President for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa (2002-2003). Mr. Toth graduated from LaSalle University in 1974 with a B.A. in Business Administration and was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975 to 1978. (1)(2*)(3)(4)
“Mannatech’s strong global growth potential centers on our products and earning opportunity enriching the lives of people around the world.”
Eric W. Schrier
Eric Schrier has served as a Class II Director since October 2014. Mr. Schrier, age 62, served as President and CEO of The Reader’s Digest Association where he was responsible for $2.4 billion in revenue and 4,500 employees and more than 100 million customers in 70 countries during his tenure from January 2006 to March 2007. Since June 2013, he has served on the Board of Directors as Chairman for Edible Media, a multi-platform media company in the farm-to-table food space. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors for TEN (The Enthusiast Network) (since January 2011), American Chemical Society (since June 2012), Reader’s Digest Association (since April 2014), and MeQuilibrium (since October 2011). He has previously served on the boards of Willow House (from July 2009 to December 2013), Demdex Corp (from July 2009 to January 2011), and Bonnier USA (from September 2007 to July 2009). Since January 2009, he has consulted with large media corporations to help them create and pursue their digital strategies and diversify their revenue streams. Previously, he identified and evaluated selected acquisitions and partnership opportunities in media at Ripplewood Holdings. Prior to this, he served in a variety of positions at The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. from January 2000 to March 2007. From 1995 to 2000, he served as President and CEO for Time Inc. Health expanding the franchise into other print and digital media and markets including managed care and pharmaceutical companies. From 1990 to 1995 he served as Editor-in-Chief for Time Inc. Ventures where he evaluated new magazine ideas, acquisitions, franchise extensions, and other growth markets. Mr. Schrier earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology from Brown University in 1973 and a Masters in Journalism from U.C. Berkeley in 1977.(1)(2)(4*)
Eric W. Schrier
Dr. Linda K. Ferrell
Linda K. Ferrell, Ph.D. joined Mannatech as a Class III Director in April 2015. She is part of a strong team responsible for helping lead and manage the strategic direction of the company, overseeing Mannatech’s current initiatives and making decisions on the shareholders’ behalf.
Dr. Ferrell is completing nine years at the University of New Mexico as a Professor of Marketing, Creative Enterprise Scholar and co-director of a $2.5 million grant from the Daniels Fund for business ethics education. She will be joining the Jack C. Massey College of Business at Belmont University this fall as a University Distinguished Chair of Business Ethics. Currently she serves as the President of the Academy of Marketing Science; is on the Direct Selling Education Foundation Board and Executive Committee and holds the Doris Christopher endowed board seat. She is also on the Cutco/Vector College Advisory Board. She serves on the Board of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust and has been mutually instrumental in creating ethical leadership certification through the NASBA Center for the Public Trust impacting students across the country.
She has published refereed articles concerning marketing ethics, ethics training methods and effectiveness, strategic philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. She is co-author of Introduction to Business, 10th edition, McGraw Hill (2016), Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases, 10th edition, Cengage Publishing (2015); Business and Society, 4th edition, Chicago Business Press (2016) and Principles of Management, 3rd edition, Academic Media Solutions (2015).
Dr. Ferrell received her B.S. in Retailing-Fashion Merchandising and her M.B.A. from Illinois State University. She also received her Ph.D. in Business Administration, management concentration, from the University of Memphis. Prior to completing her doctorate, she worked in advertising for McDonald’s advertising agency in Philadelphia and Pizza Hut’s advertising agencies in Indianapolis and Houston.(4)
Dr. Linda K. Ferrell
Board Committees and Charters
1. Audit Committee
Fifth Amended and Restated Charter of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Mannatech, Incorporated
2. Compensation and Stock Option Plan Committee
Amended and Restated Charter of the Compensation and Stock Option Plan Committee of the Board of Directors of Mannatech, Incorporated
3. Nominating/Governance and Compliance Committee
Amended and Restated Charter of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of Mannatech, Incorporated
4. Product & Marketing
Amended and Restated Charter of the Product & Marketing Committee of the Board of Directors or Mannatech, Incorporated.