COPPELL, Texas, July 14, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Mannatech, Incorporated (MTEX) announced today that Linda Lucas Padilla has been named vice president of global marketing. Padilla, who has 27 years of experience in the direct-selling industry, started with Mannatech in 2004 as director of business development.
In her new role, Padilla will oversee creative services, media services, marketing and product management. These groups will focus on strategic planning for global marketing efforts, brand strategy, sales support and creative efforts for print, Web and media projects.
During her tenure with Mannatech, Padilla has helped expand global product management to take products from conception to commercialization. Padilla has also helped develop Mannatech's Optimal Skin Care System, a line of preservative-free products based on proprietary bacteriostatic water.
"Linda is an asset to Mannatech's management team. Her talents and expertise in marketing and product management will help the company expand in the global market place," said Sam Caster, Mannatech's founder, CEO and chairman of the board.
Founded in 1993, Mannatech is a leading wellness company and a pioneer in the field of proprietary glyconutritional supplements and wellness products. The company announced a ground-breaking formulation in 1996 of a nutritional supplement comprised of a unique blend of plant-based sugars, which are also referred to as glyconutrients ('glyco' is the Greek word for 'sweet').
Medical research has discovered that eight glyconutrient sugars are needed at the cellular level for optimum immune function. Considering that six of these glyconutrients are often lacking in modern diets, Mannatech sought new and better sources of the nutrients. The effort culminated in the Ambrotose(R) complex. Today, 20 patents -- including one from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office -- have been issued to Mannatech for technology related to the Ambrotose(R) formulation.
Mannatech has more than two dozen glyconutritional products for adults and children that address health and nutrition, sports performance, weight management and skin care.
About Mannatech, Incorporated
Mannatech, based in Coppell, Texas, is a wellness solutions provider that sells its products through a global network-marketing system throughout the United States and the international markets of Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Denmark and Germany. For additional information about Mannatech, please visit its corporate Web site: www.mannatech.com . Media may contact Alan A. Van Zelfden at 972-471-7334 or by e-mail at [email protected] .