Lacey, WA – November 14, 2007: Univera, Inc., a leading natural products company with the mission of bringing the best of nature to humankind, named ECONET veteran Regan D. Miles as Chief Executive Officer. Univera is part of global parent company ECONET, which has operations in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Russia, China and Mexico.
Miles, who joined ECONET’s Unigen Pharmaceuticals in April, 2002 was later promoted to President and CEO of Unigen, in July, 2006. Miles replaces Univera’s acting CEO, Stuart Ochiltree, who remains as CEO and Vice Chairman of ECONET USA. Mr. Ochiltree, will continue his close relationship with Univera, even as he continues to focus on the further growth of the ECONET family of companies.
“Regan has demonstrated outstanding leadership and management at Unigen, stewarding the company through rapid growth,” said Mr. Ochiltree. “Regan’s long and successful tenure in the health and nutrition industry, as well as his success with Unigen are a tremendous asset for Univera as it continues domestic growth and launches global expansion.”
Miles is a 25-year veteran in the dietary supplement and nutraceutical industries, having held leadership positions in companies with significant influence and market share. Prior to joining Unigen, he worked as General Manager for Integrative Therapeutics, a division of Enzymatic Therapy, Inc. He also held senior-level positions with Alpine Health Industries (now Metabolife), Pharmanex, Inc. and Nature's Way.
Univera, Inc. (www.univera.com) is the world’s leading cell renewal focused relationship marketing company offering life-changing nutrition products and unparalleled home-business opportunity for over 100,000 people worldwide. Science-based with full-scale genomic and biological research capabilities, the company is vertically integrated through advanced research, technology and manufacturing capabilities. Univera is part of the ECONET global family of health and natural product companies which have operations in the United States, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Russia and China.
About the ECONET Family of Companies
Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.unigenpharma.com) is a leading research and development company and proprietary ingredients supplier of therapeutic botanicals for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Aloecorp, Inc. (www.aloecorp.com) is the world’s leading vertically integrated fine ingredient Aloe vera manufacturer and supplier focused on scientific methodology and procedures which guarantee product quality, purity, potency and biological activity supported by published, peer-reviewed studies.
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