Mannatech Promotes Russ Wood to Regional President of Greater China
Mannatech has promoted Russ Wood, Vice President of Hong Kong Sales and Marketing, to Regional President of Greater China where he will lead the company’s continued growth in Hong Kong and bring the Mannatech opportunities to new territories within China.
Wood’s promotion is a part of Mannatech’s CEO and President, Al Bala’s vision to continue global expansion while supporting the needs of Associates worldwide. Having established its Hong Kong operations in 2013, Wood will lead Mannatech’s aggressive plan to expand its operations within China. Bala views China as a massive opportunity based on the country’s increasingly prosperous population who are making health, wellness, nutrition and fitness a priority. With strong field leadership that includes Chinese Associates in the U.S., Canada, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong, Mannatech is well positioned for expansion into China.
“Russ’ leadership will give Mannatech great prospects for building our operations in China,” said Bala. “Russ is committed to supporting our sales Associates and helping them build strong, long-term successful businesses within Greater China, according to China’s very stringent regulations regarding direct sales. With his extensive experience in the region, as well as his deep knowledge of the direct sales industry, we are well positioned to succeed behind Russ’ limitless energy.”
Wood has been key to Mannatech’s growth in Hong Kong. He successfully introduced new products, designed sales incentives and worked heavily with Associate leaders while designing future plans for Mannatech’s Chinese expansion. Wood will report directly to Patrick Park, Mannatech’s Regional President of Asia.
“Russ has proven his abilities to build Mannatech’s Chinese market, and I look forward to working with him to bring new wellness opportunities to those who need better health and nutrition than ever before,” said Park. “Russ has built strong relationships with Mannatech’s active and growth-focused Chinese leaders around the world who will serve as an important supporting element as he leads us into China. We will work with these sales Associate leaders to take advantage of the opportunities available to Mannatech within the business models accepted in China.”
“I am extremely excited to work with Al and Patrick to continue Mannatech’s success story we have seen around the globe,” said Wood. “My vision is to take Mannatech beyond our potential and leverage the company’s products and sales Associates to meet the wellness demands of the Chinese market. Our innovative nutritional technology is backed by science, clinical trials and patents, giving our entrepreneurial sales Associates a competitive advantage. Our Associates have the luxury of being able to build a long-term business based on a foundation of products recognized worldwide for their innovation and quality.”
Prior to joining Mannatech, Wood has held management positions over the last 20 years including opening offices in other international markets, marketing and sales, operations and supply chain for several of the direct selling and wellness industry’s most successful companies. He received his BA from Brigham Young University and his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Wood is also fluent in Chinese.