LOS ANGELES, Jul 11, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) announces the appointment of Michele Crocker to the newly-created post of vice president of organizational development.
Crocker will be responsible for the creation and global execution of the company's organizational development plan worldwide, a fundamental component of the company's infrastructure strategy, one of five key initiatives the company developed as part of its five-year plan.
The organizational development plan will focus on improving company performance by developing the effectiveness of leadership, creating a leadership pipeline, standardizing the process across the company worldwide, and fostering a learning culture to ensure employees have the required tools and skills to successfully execute the five year plan.
"One of the components for Herbalife to be recognized as an 'employer of choice' is to have an organizational development initiative that identifies, nurtures and promotes talent from within the company," said Greg Probert, chief operating officer. "Michele Crocker has the skills, experience and enthusiasm to lead this initiative for the company."
Crocker has been with Herbalife for six years, most recently serving as vice president of distributor services for North America. She brings a unique perspective to this role as a result of her work experience in both the home office and in the European region where she served as vice president distributor services Europe. Prior to joining Herbalife, Crocker held senior management positions at British Airways, UPS, DHL and Cable and Wireless Communications.
Herbalife is a global network marketing company that sells weight management, nutritional supplement and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 60 countries through a network of more than one million independent distributors. The company reported net sales of $1.3 billion in 2004. Herbalife celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala celebration in Atlanta, GA in April 2005. More information is available at www.herbalife.com