Mannatech®, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), the pioneer of nutritional glycobiology , and leading innovator of naturally-sourced supplements based on Real Food Technology® solutions, and creator of the M5MSM (Mission 5 MillionSM) social entrepreneurial movement, recently announced the appointment of Chris Simons to Regional President, EMEAA, and Patrick Park to Regional President, Asia.
Chris Simons joined Mannatech in 2008 as Director of Sales, South Africa. His roles and responsibilities quickly increased, most recently as Regional Vice President, EMEA. Prior to his time at Mannatech, Mr. Simons spent 19 years in the direct sales industry as a field leader and business manager for one of the largest independent networks of direct sellers in the world. Over his career, he has played an integral role in launching many new markets, including South Africa, Malaysia, India, China, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand and many countries in Europe. He has overseen the deployment of global systems incorporating events and business education platforms that have resulted in over $1 billion in revenues in those specific markets. Chris is known for working very closely with his field leaders, and creating a market where those leaders have the freedom and support to thrive, while also building an operation that is set up for ongoing, sustainable business. "Over my time at Mannatech, it's been a distinct pleasure to witness so many leaders rise up, and to work so closely with them," says Chris Simons, Regional President, EMEAA. "I'm eager to support the acceleration of this leadership growth across the world.”
Patrick Park joined Mannatech in 2009 as General Manager, South Korea. More recently, Mr. Park served as Regional Vice President for Asia, leading the company’s overall operations in Japan and Taiwan, and was crucial in the launch and oversight of the Hong Kong market in 2013. Prior to joining Mannatech, Patrick Park served 13 years in the direct sales industry. Over his career, he has played a key role in expansion into markets including Russia, Korea, India, Indonesia, Turkey and Thailand as part of a multi-billion dollar company. He has demonstrated explosive sales and marketing leadership as well as keen operational management during his time with Mannatech. His expertise in rolling out company initiatives in a way that resonates with specific markets has been an invaluable asset to Mannatech. In his new role, Mr. Park will oversee Mannatech’s operations in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. “Leading Mannatech Asia over the past few years has been very exciting, and we’ve just begun,” explains Patrick Park, Regional President, Asia. “I’m focused on maximizing the collaborative efforts in our North Asian markets, and further supporting the steady growth we’ve seen overall in the region.”