CHATSWORTH, Calif., May 16, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Natrol, Inc. (NTOL) , a leading manufacturer and marketer of nationally branded nutritional products, announced that it has hired Chris Kurjanowicz as its new Vice President of Marketing. Ms. Kurjanowicz will have responsibility for overseeing all of the company's brands and their associated marketing programs.
Ms. Kurjanowicz comes to Natrol as a highly successful consumer products marketing executive. Most recently, she was a partner at OneAccord, a sales and marketing consultancy. In addition, Ms. Kurjanowicz has held senior level positions at Playtex Products, Inc., where she directed marketing for the company's feminine care and infant care product portfolios, and at Reckitt & Colman, where she held various positions such as Vice President, New Product Marketing, Global Category Director in the company's Paris offices and Vice President, North America for the Lysol(R) brand. Ms. Kurjanowicz also has worked as a brand manager at Pfizer and as an account executive at advertising agencies working on Procter & Gamble and General Foods' brands.
Ms. Kurjanowicz has been often recognized for her excellence and has received a Top 100 Marketer Award from Advertising Age. She also worked on an advertising campaign that received the Silver Effie Award and developed a new product that received the Edison Award for Best New Product. She graduated from New York University with distinction and earned both a B.S. in Marketing and an M.B.A. in Marketing and International Business. She has also completed the Kodak Management Training Program and the Michigan Business School Executive Education program.
Wayne M. Bos, Natrol's President and CEO, commented "We are extremely pleased to have attracted someone of such a high caliber to direct our global marketing and product development efforts. Chris comes to us with 29 years of experience working with some of the best-recognized consumer brands in the world. We have every confidence that she will quickly have a meaningful and long-lasting impact on our business."
Ms. Kurjanowicz commented, "I am excited to join an organization where management is open and willing to create and invest in new opportunities. My focus will be on maximizing our brand equity and ensuring that we find excellent opportunities for revenue growth and category expansion."
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Natrol, Inc. (NTOL) , headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, has a portfolio of health and wellness brands representing quality nutritional supplements, functional herbal teas, and sports nutrition products. Established in 1980, Natrol's portfolio of brands includes: Natrol(R), Prolab(R), Laci Le Beau(R), Promensil(R), Trinovin(R), Nu Hair(R) and Shen Min(R). The company also manufactures supplements for its own brands and on behalf of third parties.
Natrol distributes products nationally through more than 54,000 retailers, as well as internationally in over 40 other countries through distribution partners and subsidiaries in the UK and Hong Kong. Natrol's dedication to quality is evidenced by its commitment to high manufacturing standards, earning the company an "A" rating from the Natural Products Association's Good Manufacturing Practices ("GMP") Certification Program--a designation achieved by less than ten percent of U.S. nutrition companies. For more information, visit www.Natrol.com.