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Feb.20
2014

Scientific leadership

On a daily basis, more than 900 Amway scientists, engineers and technical professionals are responding to market demands by devising products that closely fit an infinite variety of customer needs and desires.  Their accomplishments are truly amazing.

The company’s Research & Development Distinguished Scientific Leadership Society is built to acknowledge individuals within this group, people with a longstanding record of scientific and technical excellence during their Amway career.

It is the R&D division’s highest level of technical recognition. Earlier this month three new members were inducted:

Donald J. Pusateri — Don has been involved with more than 70 plant concentrates and dehydrates featured in Nutrilite™ products today.  His technical excellence has resulted in 35 patents, six publications and multiple Amway awards.

Richard C. Roth, Ph.D. — Rick has a distinguished record of leadership in the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the American Society for Testing and Materials, serving as the chair or secretary on a variety of committees.  He has earned 26 publications, four trade secrets, two patents and numerous Amway and industry awards.

Ron J. Sharpe — Ron has brought many high-performing, new technologies to Amway as an Open Innovation Scientist, filling the beauty pipeline with discoveries that help to fuel ARTISTRY™ Intensives Skincare Renewing Peel and Youth Xtend.  Ron is recognized as an industry expert in Open Innovation and has seven publications, four patents and multiple industry and Amway awards.

The three inductees join four others who were recognized last year to make up the society’s seven-person membership.  Thanks to the work of these individuals and their colleagues, Amway R&D continues to use the power of science to help people live better lives. Congratulations to the inductees!

Feb.14
2014

Two words

Customers first.

Leadership and passion.

Knowledge and expertise.

Those are just a few of the words that describe Amway’s Bob Hamilton, THE go-to person for policies and regulations in the home care and beauty products industries.

“His practical approach is highly valued by regulatory professionals worldwide,” says Dr. Nico Raczek, Amway global director of regulatory policies.

What else makes Bob stand out? “Good science, and products that are safe for our families as well as our communities are primary motivators for Bob,” says Terri Gaskey, who leads our quality assurance and global technical services.

Few were surprised when Bob received a prestigious distinguished service award from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) for his decades of science-based policymaking.

Two more words? Sweat equity.

“He has worked tirelessly over many years to strengthen the work we do on behalf of the industry,” says Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO. “We could never say ‘thank you’ enough for all that he has done.”

Those two words are the perfect way to begin.

Dec.16
2013

Crescendo takes the cake

We always believed we were award winning, but now, it’s a fact. ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND won the Gold Award for its sleek packaging in the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club Health and Beauty category.

Crescendo is defined, especially in music, as a gradual and continuous increase in volume. This name was adopted as the title for the new ARTISTRY package design to signify the grace and height of the upward-slanted caps.

YOUTH XTEND is the first product line to launch in signature Crescendo packaging,” said Maud Pansing, vice president global beauty. “It underscores the ARTISTRY brand’s ‘Forward Beauty’ positioning and commitment to the most advanced research and technology yielding clinically tested results.”

Congratulations to our YOUTH XTEND team!

Nov.26
2013

Sold on eSpring

Congratulations, Amway Business Owners, you’ve made another Amway brand number one on the planet!

Thanks to you, eSpring is now the world’s largest-selling brand of home water treatment systems according to a Verify Markets study of 2012 global sales. It’s also the number one selling brand of water treatment systems in the Asia region – and in the individual countries of Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand.

The study included systems sold through retail channels as well as through direct selling. With so many options for getting drinking water, why do so many consumers prefer eSpring?

One reason is that our eSpring system reduces more than 140 potential health-effect contaminants to deliver clean, safe drinking water. It also is certified by NSF to reduce more individual contaminants than any other carbon filtration and ultraviolet (UV) light treatment point-of-use system in the world.

People also love eSpring because of the smart technology that other water filtration systems don’t have: electronic monitoring that tells the user when it’s time to change the filter cartridge, and eCoupled™ wireless power technology that safely and efficiently assures that people are getting high-quality, clean water every time. That gives consumers peace of mind.

From water and air purification to products for safer cleaning, you can have confidence in Amway as your source for brands that help you transform your home for healthy living.

Nov.14
2013

Earned recognition

Sri Soekarmoen McCarthy, a member of our global public relations team, recently spent some time with our friends at Amway Thailand. This week she shares her stories with us at The Amway Insider

On November 10, I attended a gala dinner as formal as the Oscars!

Men in suits and women adorned with formal evening dresses filled a large room in one of Bangkok’s largest convention centers. More than 1,500 people attended the event organized by the Thai Direct Selling Association to honor top distributors from 30 local and foreign direct selling companies in the country, including Avon, Giffarine and Amway.

Amway Business Owners Pongsak and Porntip Ajjimarangsee, Samran Unyuang and Niramol Werojnakul, and Worapop and Titiporn Thawong were among those who received recognition.

Amway selected the winners based on more than just the bottom line. They were also selected based on their compliance to the Rules and Code of Ethics set but the company and the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations.

Kittawat Ritteerawee, general manager of Amway Thailand and president of the TDSA, presented the awards along with other executives from each direct selling company. Government officials from the agency that oversees the direct selling industry and members of the media were also invited.

I was privileged to sit at the same table with the Amway Business Owners who won the award. Prior to joining Amway they were educators, engineers or health care professionals.

Worapop grew up with parents who were Amway Business Owners, while his wife, Thawong, worked as medical doctor in a clinic. The Ajjimarangsees both have doctorate degrees from prestigious universities.  And Unyuang was on the staff at a local health clinic while his wife, Werojnakul, was a nurse before they joined Amway.

Regardless of their background, they all found success with Amway. Congratulations to our ABOs!

Oct.11
2013

Potential in everyone

“It’s all about the potential of the people,” Amway President Doug DeVos told a regional audience as Amway was recognized this week as one of the best West Michigan companies providing leadership opportunities for women.

“We believe people are the greatest resource that any company or country will ever have. Seeing potential in everyone is the message we have to keep sharing.”

Since the company’s earliest days, values embracing inclusion and diversity of opportunity have been an essential part of the company’s growth, DeVos said. Hearing different voices and ideas has enabled stronger global expansion and helped manage change and opportunity.

For example, shortly after Amway China opened its doors, the Chinese government decided to ban direct selling. DeVos said the wisdom and experience of Amway China president Eva Cheng was instrumental in helping the company become part of the long-term solution and, as a result of her collaborative ideas, Amway has become a leader in China.

DeVos went on to say that his dad and fellow Amway founder Jay Van Andel progressively believed everyone could do everything. That’s how the business got its start – and continues to succeed.

“I always heard Dad tell people: You can do it. You have potential. You can achieve whatever you set your mind to doing,” he continued.

As it grows, the company continues to look for ways to diversify. Amway Chief Marketing Officer Candace Matthews is the executive sponsor of the Women’s Inclusion Network, one of three networks Amway has launched through its diversity and inclusion office. These inclusion groups help employees network with people of similar backgrounds and expose them to developmental and growth opportunities. DeVos cited the development of women as a positive outcome of robust talent development systems. Today more than 31% of global directors at Amway are female.

“The diversity of our team helps strengthen the development of our products, our business plan and our service,” DeVos said. “When helping develop talent, it’s both an art and a science to help people grow and to help them find new opportunities.”

Written by Dalin Clark.

Sep.11
2013

Persons of Influence

Every year Time Magazine selects its “Person of the Year,” the individual, organization, idea or object that most influenced the world in a given year.

Earlier this year the Economic Club of Grand Rapids honored four leaders with connections to Amway as “Persons of the Year.”

Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel and President Doug DeVos were selected “Business Persons of the Year” for their leadership of Amway as well as efforts to improve their hometown of Grand Rapids. They were lauded for their partnership in leading Amway to unprecedented success, including their commitment to “do the right thing and do it well.”

And Amway Cofounder Rich DeVos and wife Helen were honored for their legacy of community leadership and giving, which literally changed the skyline and future of the city. They were celebrated for being a “catalyst and spark” for the reinvention of Grand Rapids through their “leadership, positive drive and can-do attitude.”

From running a global business in Ada, to giving generously, to leading change in our community, these four meet the criteria for “influence.” And they’ve definitely made a difference in our corner of the world.

This video takes a closer look at Rich and Helen’s contributions.


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Sep.09
2013

Colossal pasta

You’re going to need a bigger plate if you want some of this ravioli.

At 29.28 meters long – more than 96 feet long – it’s the newest Guinness World Records™ entry for world’s longest ravioli. It was cooked up by Amway Russia in St. Petersburg on August 3, shattering the six-year-old previous record by more than five meters.

For perspective: 29 meters is the equivalent of 16 men lying head to toe.

It took 10 Amway Business Owners and journalists 90 minutes to roll out and stuff the colossal pasta. They worked under the leadership of iCook™ cookware expert Alexey Semenov and three professional chefs. The ravioli weighed 20 kilograms (more than 44 pounds).

The St. Petersburg event also included 100 Amway Business Owners and journalists vying for top honors for the best ravioli cooked in the iCook pasta set. Judges included TV anchor and culinary blogger Elena Usanova and Amway Russia leaders.

Guinness adjudicator Jack Brockbank was on hand to make the world record official.

Guinness World Records is universally recognized as the authority on record-breaking achievement. Its mission is to inspire ordinary people to do extra-ordinary things. For Amway Russia, mission accomplished!

Aug.30
2013

Diversity champion

Because Amway operates in more than 100 countries around the world, our 21,000 employees and millions of Amway business owners are seemingly everywhere.

But unlike real estate, location isn’t everything. It takes a major commitment at the foundation of an organization to ensure diversity and inclusion to engage employees and distributors globally and strengthen our business.

Those efforts at Amway are led by Cheryl Kern, who guides us through best practices that leverage and integrate diversity to help our company grow.

Others are noticing Amway’s momentum, including Corp! Magazine, which recently recognized Cheryl for her efforts to highlight  Amway as a great place for diverse talent,  increase the number of women in leadership positions and partner with leaders to champion and sponsor diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The first step, Cheryl says, is to understand that each of us has a role to advance diversity.

Her advice: Start by simply seeking out someone with different life experiences. See what they think about an idea you’re considering. It might open your eyes to new possibilities and lead to even greater changes in your life and work.

Aug.19
2013

Beauty Inc Top 100

The results are in, and Alticor made the cut.

Every year, WWD Beauty Inc ranks the world’s Top 100 largest beauty companies by their sales for the calendar year.

In 2012, Alticor, the parent company of Amway, came in at number 18 on the list – citing its ARTISTRY brand as a key reason for growth.

The skincare and cosmetics brand saw an estimated $2.9 billion in sales in a year that was filled with achievements, including a continued brand restage with the new global face of actress Teresa Palmer, the new “Crescendo” packaging design and the new product launches of ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND and ARTISTRY IDEAL RADIANCE.

We’re happy to have one more thing to celebrate and thankful to the Amway business owners who helped make it happen.