CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Aug 24, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Reliv International, Inc. (RELV) , a developer, manufacturer and marketer of a proprietary line of nutritional supplements addressing basic nutrition, wellness needs, weight management and sports nutrition, today named Javier Ramirez Madrid to be national sales manager of Reliv NOW de Mexico.
Ramirez will be responsible for increasing sales and expanding Reliv's distributor base in Mexico. He also will remain in his position as sales director for US/Hispanic markets. In his new role, he'll work out of both Mexico and St. Louis.
"Javier has done an outstanding job expanding Reliv's business in the U.S. Hispanic community," said R. Scott Montgomery, Reliv senior vice president of worldwide operations. "His success in the United States combined with his previous success working with Reliv in Mexico made him the perfect candidate for this position."
Ramirez, a native of Mexico, joined Reliv seven years ago and spent his first four years establishing the Reliv Ambassador program in Mexico. In 2004, he moved to the United States where he has overseen rapid growth of Reliv's business in the Hispanic community.
Prior to joining Reliv, Ramirez worked in the network marketing industry for eight years in Mexico. He was an independent distributor for five years and then joined a corporate staff in sales and training.
Reliv International, Inc., based in suburban St. Louis, Mo., develops, manufactures and markets a proprietary line of nutritional supplements addressing basic nutrition, specific wellness needs, weight management and sports nutrition. Reliv sells its products through an international network marketing system of approximately 65,000 independent distributors. Reliv International's common stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol RELV. Additional information about Reliv International, Inc. can be obtained on the Web at http://www.reliv.com .