KOLOA, HI--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - KonaRed Corporation (www.KonaRed.com ) (OTCQB: KRED), developers of the exclusive Hawaiian Coffeeberry® wellness beverages and nutritional products which are sold in select Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Walmart, Safeway, Sprouts, 7-Eleven, and many other premier retail outlets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Halsey to its leadership team as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mike Halsey will be responsible for overseeing, developing, and managing the strategic direction for the day-to-day operations of KonaRed. Over the last twenty years, Mr. Halsey has held various leadership positions with both BestBuy and Target stores, recently serving as Global Retail Supply Chain/OMNI Channel Director for Best Buy's Western Region where he was responsible for the operational efficiency, inventory management and assortment performance for locations throughout the Mid-West, West Coast and Hawaii.
"We are very pleased to have Mike join the KonaRed team," said KonaRed CEO Shaun Roberts. "We did an extensive search for the right person for the VP/COO position with an eye to hiring an industry leader. Based on Mike's experience and expertise, we're confident he will be a tremendous asset to the Company in our efforts to improve and expand our product portfolio and execute our sales expansion plans."
Mike Halsey added, "The primary focus of my career has been to drive growth and expand profitability. KonaRed is now at one of those unique growth points and I'm looking forward to working with Shaun and his amazing team. KonaRed has an incredible story with rapidly growing brand loyalty. I expect this momentum to continue and increase."
About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation produces health and wellness nutritional products including beverages and supplements, which bring the attributes of Hawaiian Coffeeberry®, coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii to an international consumer market. Established August 22, 2008 KonaRed became publicly traded on October 4, 2013 and trades on the OTCBB and OTCQB under the symbol KRED. KonaRed is headquartered in Koloa, Hawaii, and its distribution is centered in San Clemente, California. KonaRed products are sold in select Vitamin Shoppe, Walmart, Whole Foods, Safeway, Sprouts, 7-Eleven, and many other retail outlets throughout the US and Canada. More information about KonaRed and its products can be found at www.konared.com .
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