ADA, MICH. (Feb. 26, 2018) – The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) today named Amway Chief Supply Chain Officer George Calvert as its Board chairman. Calvert has served on the PCPC’s board of directors since 2009 and previously chaired the organization’s task force for federal cosmetics reform, seeking to modernize existing U.S. regulation.
“I’m looking forward to working with an organization that’s a strong advocate for our industry and has been for 124 years,” said Calvert. “With customers’ increased desire for transparency in products, we will continue to underscore our strong commitment to product and ingredient safety.”
Calvert’s dedication to innovative, quality products began when he joined Amway in 1989. Since then, he served in various positions in product development and quality assurance. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary, and a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of South Carolina.
PCPC is the nation’s leading trade association representing the personal care products and cosmetics industry. It is made up of more than 600 member companies committed to product safety, quality and innovation.
“I’m pleased to welcome George Calvert as our organization’s chair,” said Lezlee Westine, president and CEO of Personal Care Products Council. “I know that his leadership and scientific expertise will enhance our work to champion science-based reforms, enhance innovation and strengthen consumer confidence in personal care products.”
Amway has a strong history of scientific excellence in personal care products, starting with the launch of its Satinique hair care brand in 1956. Its portfolio has since expanded to include a wide range of personal care and beauty brands, including Artistry, which is among the world’s top ten, largest selling, premium skincare brands. Millions of customers across more than 100 countries and territories use Amway personal care and beauty products each day.
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Amway is an $8.6 billion direct selling business based in Ada, Michigan, USA. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics, eSpring™ water treatment systems and XS™ energy drinks – all sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2016 made Amway the No. 1 direct selling business in the world, according to the 2017 Direct Selling News Global 100. The company’s annual sales figure includes revenue from direct selling operations and other business holdings. For company news, visit amwayglobal.com/newsroom.