CHESTERFIELD, Mo., March 23, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Reliv International, Inc. (RELV), an international manufacturer and network marketer of nutritional supplements and other food products, is pleased to announce that Steven D. Albright has been promoted to the office of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Albright replaces David Kreher who will be continuing his employment with the company in his role as Director of Special Projects.
Commenting on the changes Robert L. Montgomery, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Reliv, stated, "Since joining Reliv as our controller over 12 years ago, Steve has proven himself to be an important asset to our organization. During the tenure of his career with our company he has worked closely with the entire management team and has an in depth understanding of our business and the financial and regulatory environment in which we operate. We look forward to making full use of his talents in his new role as chief financial officer as we continue to move our company forward and expand our business horizons."
Steve Albright, 43, began his career with Reliv International in 1992 as controller. In 2002, he was appointed to the position of Vice President, Finance. Prior to his arrival at Reliv, from 1987 to 1992 Albright occupied the position of Assistant Controller for Kangaroos USA, Inc., an athletic shoe importer and distributor. From 1983 to 1987 he was employed by the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Mr. Albright received a B.S. Degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1983 and is a CPA.
About Reliv International, Inc.:
Reliv International, Inc., based in suburban St. Louis (USA), manufactures and distributes several lines of food products, including nutritional and fiber supplements, diet management products, functional foods, sports drink mixes and premium skin care products. Reliv International's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the symbol RELV.
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