Executive Officer With Start-Up to Fortune 500 Experience Brings Broad-Based Domestic and International Market Expertise to Expanding Global Operations
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 17, 2016/Agaia Home Brands, Inc./ - - Agaia, Inc. is excited to announce that Bob Lee has joined its leadership team as the company's Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2016. Bob brings more than 35 years of experience in finance and business management administration overseeing both start-up and mature operations in small, privately owned enterprises to Fortune 500 companies.
With more than 10 years as a chief financial officer and experience in retail and wholesale distribution channels and OEM marketing in a variety of industries that includes consumer products, manufacturing, agriculture and financial services, Lee brings a broad understanding of both domestic and international markets to his new position. With an appreciation for the complexity of cultural differences and foreign markets, Lee has an especially keen business acumen for the Latin American market, having dealt with businesses in this region for more than 20 years.
I knew I wanted to be a part of this extraordinary venture when I learned about Agaia's impressive patented, disruptive Evolve-technology and its plant-based green cleaning line. These products are revolutionizing the entire cleaning industry by outperforming both economical and leading name brands. I am 'hooked!' This impressive technology can make a difference to the quality of life for all of our consumers and commercial clients, as well as being safe for our environment.- Bob Lee
Chief Financial Officer
Most recently, Lee served as the VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Phoenix Packaging Group, a privately held organization sharing ownership with One Equity Partners, a private investment arm of J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. Previously, he served as the Financial Emerging Markets Worldwide Controller, Andean Head Trader, and VP Finance and CFO of Cargill de Venezuela, a subsidiary of Cargill Inc. Moving on to Newell Rubbermaid, an Atlanta based NYSE and Fortune 500 multi-national manufacturer of consumer products, Lee held the positions of Vice President Finance and Latin America Chief Financial Officer before being promoted to VP and General Manager of its Latin America Region Writing Instruments Business Unit.
In his new role as CFO of Agaia, Inc., Lee will work closely with Founder, Benjamin Shell, and CEO, Mike Linn, "I feel very proud to be a part of Agaia and am honored to have the opportunity to bring my experience and knowledge to the team. I look forward to contributing to building the right infrastructure needed to support the tremendous growth opportunities ahead of us.
About Agaia, Inc. and Agaia Home Brands, Inc.
Agaia, Inc. (pronounced A-guy-a) is changing how the world green cleans. Established in 2011, the company's patented bio-science, Evolve-technology, powers the world's first natural, non-toxic, green cleaning products that surpass traditional chemical-based cleaners, detergents, and degreasers. Available for use across a broad range of applications, Evolve® industrial and institutional products are distributed in North and South America, Asia, Australia, South Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Complementing the global success of the company's commercial division, the Agaia Home Brands, Inc. retail line of evolve® environmentally safe and affordable home care and laundry products is currently distributed through Walmart and Kmart stores nationwide, with more brick and mortar and online retailers coming soon. For more information, please visit www.agaiainc.com and www.evolvecleans.com.
SOURCE: Agaia, Inc.