SOURCE: KonaRed Corporation

March 19, 2014 09:00 ET

KonaRed Corporation Names Mr. John Dawe as New CFO and Welcomes Mr. Bill Van Dyke, Former Chairman of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, to Company's Board of Directors

KOLOA, HI--(Marketwired - Mar 19, 2014) -  KonaRed Corporation (www.KonaRed.com ) (OTCBB: KRED); manufacturers of Antioxidant Juices, Organic Green Teas, Coconut Waters and On-the-Go Packets developed from extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit; announced today that Mr. John Dawe has become the Company's new CFO and that Mr. Bill Van Dyke has been named to the Company's Board of Directors. The announcements were made today by Mr. Shaun Roberts, CEO and President of KonaRed Corporation.

Mr. Dawe brings more than 30 years of financial, business, and executive level experience to KonaRed Corporation, having served as Treasurer, VP Finance, and CEO for various finance-related entities since 1993. His most recent endeavor at DAS Corporate Services (2002-2014) found him responsible for the creation and maintenance of accounting and reporting systems for US publicly traded companies.

Mr. Dawe succeeds Dana Roberts, who will leave to concentrate on Malie, Inc., a company she founded in 2004 that specializes in all natural luxury spa and beauty products. 

Mr. Van Dyke has been the chairman and CEO of B&D Nutritional Ingredients since 2003. As the founder, Bill has been the pivotal force behind B&D's development into a full-service, North American sales and marketing company. His sales and marketing career in the dietary supplement industry spans more than 20 years. As the Council for Responsible Nutrition's 2000-2002 Chairman, Bill has served on numerous committees throughout his 20-year involvement with CRN. Bill has also served on the board of directors for other industry organizations.

"We are excited to have Bill Van Dyke and John Dawe on the KonaRed team, as they will bring more than two decades of financial, sales and marketing expertise to our Company," stated Mr. Roberts. 

About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation is in the business of bringing the health and wellness attributes of Hawaiian Coffee fruit to the masses. KonaRed Corporation has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary process that produces extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit which are used in its Antioxidant Juices, Organic Green Teas, Coconut Waters and On-the-Go Packets. The company is headquartered in Koloa, Hawaii, and its products are sold in select Whole Foods, Safeway, Sprouts, Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven, and many other retail outlets throughout the US and Canada. For Investor Relations information about the company, contact IR@KonaRed.com. For Media Inquiries, contact PR@KonaRed.com.

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