Levlad Taps Marty Hagge as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- LEVLAD, CORP., one of the nation's leading manufacturers of natural personal care products, has announced the appointment of MARTY HAGGE as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Hagge will be responsible for both the branded and private label divisions of the company.

Hagge joins Levlad from nSpired Natural Foods, where he served as Senior Vice President of Sales. His long track record of success in the natural products and mainstream packaged goods industries includes leading a sales team at Balance Bar that grew revenue from $20 million to $101 million during a short two year period. He also led sales and marketing at ZonePerfect Nutrition, where sales increased from $12 million to $100 million in three years. Prior to his career in natural products, Hagge worked in sales at The Dial Corporation and as a broker for Bromar, and Gene Sanford & Associates.

"Marty Hagge has the experience and attributes we're looking for in the company's new phase of rapid and sustained growth," states Paddy Spence, President of Levlad/Nature's Gate. "His background in high-growth packaged goods companies, strong relationships in the trade, and expertise in managing multi-channel distribution are all key assets that will help us meet our goals."

Levlad/Nature's Gate has become a household name when it comes to natural personal care. The NATURE'S GATE CLASSICS, ORGANICS(R) and ORGANICS FRUIT BLEND(R) lines include shampoos, conditioners, lotions, shower gels, soaps, deodorants, moisturizing sticks, shave gels, lip balms, sunscreens and toothpastes.

Levlad/Nature's Gate (www.levlad.com) is located in Chatsworth, California. For more information, please contact Bette Light at (323) 650-2201 or at [email protected].

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