Green Innovations Appoints Former Kimberly-Clark Vice President and Former CEO of Oasis Brands as New Company CEO
MIAMI, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Green Innovations Ltd. (OTCQB: GNIN) (OTCBB: GNIN) (“Green Innovations” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Mr. Philip C. Rundle has accepted an appointment as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rundle is considered a visionary business leader with over 20 years of extensive domestic and international experience in the tissue, diaper, wipes, and feminine care products business.
“I am very excited to join the executive team as the new Company CEO. My direct industry experience at Kimberly-Clark and, more recently, at Oasis Brands, Inc., makes this new position familiar to me and at the same time brings with it the new challenges of integrating incredibly innovative bamboo products into the North American and global markets,” stated Philip Rundle, the new Chief Executive Officer of Green Innovations. “We believe that these new eco-friendly products are the right direction in which the paper, wet wipes, diapers, and feminine care industry is headed. I look forward to contributing to this incredible talented team and applying my unique industry experience to accelerate and expand the current Green Innovations growth strategy in this dynamic $30 billion market.”
During his career, Philip spent 16 years with Kimberly-Clark, a $21 billion leading international consumer goods company. In 1999, after holding various positions within Kimberly-Clark, including Marketing Director and Business Unit Director for South Africa and the USA, Mr. Rundle was named Vice President, Central and Eastern Europe. In 2003, he was named Vice President of NATO Brand Development, which brought him back to the USA. In this role, Philip led the effort to revitalize revenue and profit growth, and directed an international team of employees. His most recent industry role was as CEO of Oasis Brands, Inc., a leading tissue manufacturer based in North America, where his efforts led to double digit growth and brand leadership for the past three years.
“In many ways, Green Innovations is where my previous company was when I first joined their team a few years ago,” continued Rundle. “I was able to use my industry contacts, insight, and experience to help establish them as a leading tissue supplier in the USA very quickly. Now, I am eager to utilize my experience to lead Green Innovations in building their brands and achieve their sales and distribution objectives.”
Mr. Bruce Harmon, former CEO of Green Innovations, Inc., remains as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) following the appointment of Rundle as new CEO.
“Philip is an excellent addition to our management team. His credibility and previous industry successes speak for themselves,” stated Mr. Bruce Harmon, CFO of Green Innovations. “I look forward to working closely with him to continue and expand upon our current growth strategies.”
About Green Innovations Ltd.
Green Innovations Ltd., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Green Hygienics, Inc., is the exclusive licensed North American distributor of American Hygienics Corporation’s 100% tree-free bamboo-based product line, including personal care and paper-based goods. The Company provides consumers the opportunity to enjoy high-quality and performance eco-friendly goods from dedicated experts that have been producing bamboo products for over a decade, along with the cost-benefit of local raw material manufacturing, and the satisfaction of knowing that by using these products they are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint and to continue the movement towards a more healthy and sustainable planet.
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