(Los Angeles, CA – August 21, 2007) – LEVLAD, LLC, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of natural, organic and premium personal care products, has announced the appointment of LAURA SETZFAND to the position of Director of Marketing.
Setzfand brings to Levlad more than 12 years of experience in Marketing and Sales for some of America’s leading personal care brands. Most recently, she served as Director of Marketing for the Hain Celestial Group’s personal care brands, including Jason Natural Products, Zia Natural Skincare and Queen Helene. At Hain, she spearheaded a range of initiatives, including the creation of new items, re-launch of a number of existing SKUs, and a complete brand revitalization program.
Prior to Hain Celestial, Setzfand was Director of International and Trade Marketing for TIGI Linea, marketer of the leading salon brand Bed Head, and before that was a Product Manager for Biolage, a brand within the Matrix Essentials division of Bristol Myers Squibb. She has also served as Director of Marketing for Berlin Packaging, a leading supplier of cosmetic packaging.
She holds a B.A. cum laude from Tufts University, and a Masters of International Trade and Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
“Laura Setzfand brings a wealth of experience in marketing premium, efficacious natural and organic personal care products,” states Paddy Spence, President of Levlad/Nature’s Gate. “She understands what today’s consumers are looking for, and will add significant value to both our Nature’s Gate brand and our partnerships with private label personal care marketers.”
Levlad/Nature’s Gate has become a household name when it comes to natural personal care. The Company’s Nature’s Gate and Nature’s Gate Organics lines include shampoos, conditioners, lotions, shower gels, soaps, deodorants, moisturizing sticks, shave gels, lip balms, sunscreens and toothpastes. Most recently, Nature’s Gate introduced Rainwater Organics, the first product line from a leading manufacturer to feature items with the coveted USDA Organic seal.