SOURCE: Green Innovations Ltd.

June 16, 2014 08:10 ET

Green Innovations Appoints New CFO; Promotes Veteran Paper Industry Exec Sugiarto "Awie" Kardiman

CAPE CORAL, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2014) - Green Innovations Ltd. (OTCQB: GNIN) (OTCBB: GNIN) today announced it has promoted its Controller, Sugiarto "Awie" Kardiman, to chief financial officer.

Mr. Kardiman brings more than 15 years' experience as a financial executive in the U.S. and global paper industry, and has served as Green Innovations' Controller since 2013. As CFO, he succeeds Bruce Harmon, Green Innovations Chairman and Co-founder.

Mr. Harmon remains Chairman of the Board, and stepping aside as CFO will further enable him to focus on the Board's fast-growing strategic planning requirements and implementation of various strategic initiatives. He will serve as a consultant to the Company on corporate finance, capital markets and related matters.

Commenting on his promotion, Mr. Kardiman said, "I am excited to join the executive team at this crucial time as Green Innovations aggressively pursues numerous opportunities to build our brand, and capture market share."

"Awie is an outstanding financial executive with exceptional industry expertise," said Green Innovations Chief Executive Officer, Philip Rundle. "He served as my CFO at Oasis Brands from 2007 to 2010, where he was instrumental in successfully growing that business well above industry averages and increasing shareholder value. At Green Innovations, his proven professionalism and leadership is vital as we execute on an ambitious growth strategy."

Sugiarto "Awie" Kardiman Bio
Mr. Kardiman has over 15 years of extensive domestic and international experience in the tissue, pulp and paper products business.

Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Oasis Brands, a leading tissue manufacturer based in North America. There, his strategic and analytical skills contributed to double-digit growth and increased brand value under the leadership of Philip Rundle, the Oasis Brands CEO at that time.

Earlier, Mr. Kardiman served as CFO of Paper Excellence Canada, where he contributed to building the business into one of major players in the North American pulp and paper business. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Trisakti University, Jakarta and is a candidate for Certified Management Accountant of British Columbia.

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 marketplace for tissue paper products, diapers, wet wipes, feminine care products, and adult care products, is in excess of $29 billion annually in the United States.

The Company is committed to providing consumers with quality products that are designed and manufactured to the highest standards in FDA-accepted manufacturing facilities without compromising product performance. Green Innovations is a member of the International Green Energy Council (IGEC) and dedicated to ensuring a more healthy and sustainable planet. Green Hygienics represents the following brands: Sensational® Bamboo, Clearly Herbal®, Noov®, Premium Formulations®, and Sensa®.

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