DALLAS, April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTCQB:RMHB), a fully reporting consumer goods company specializing in hemp-infused food and beverage products and a naturally high alkaline water, announced today that the Company has appointed Gerry David, retired President and CEO of Celsius Holdings, Inc., to its Board of Directors and Special Consultant to the Chairman.
Gerry David, as the former President and CEO of Celsius Holdings, Inc., the creator and marketer of Celsius®, the world’s first negative calorie drink backed by clinical science, was named one of only 25 Gold Winners recognized globally in the prestigious CEO World Awards®. He was selected as ‘The Leader’ in the CEO of the Year category, and recognized for his crucial role at the helm of this rapidly-expanding brand.
Mr. David’s broad experience in manufacturing, product development, marketing, sales, supply chain and finance provided the leadership Celsius® required as it grew aggressively both domestically and internationally. Prior to Celsius®, he opened his first startup at the age of 27, growing his company to six states before going public. He has over twenty years of experience in the technology sector, having held executive positions at IBM, Honeywell and GTE. He has over twenty-one years of experience in consumer products with companies such as HSN Direct, Oragenics and Vitarich Labs. Mr. David has personally led three startups, overseeing turnarounds at five companies along with successfully managing businesses spanning seventy-two countries.
Mr. David, commented, “I am proud of all that we have accomplished as a team over the last five and a half years, which created a successful turnaround at Celsius®. We had built a solid infrastructure that allowed the company to realize continued growth globally. Celsius® achieved five years of record revenues, opened new international markets, significantly improved shareholder value and established a solid balance sheet.”
David continued, “When I was first introduced to Rocky Mountain High Brands almost a year ago, I instantly recognized the same amazing potential that I saw in Celsius®. I am eager to share my experience, connections and guidance to help accelerate growth at Rocky Mountain High Brands and place the Company in the international spotlight.”
Jerry Grisaffi, Founder and Chairman of Rocky Mountain High Brands, stated, “A critical key to corporate success is securing a talented team of top industry professionals who can help us achieve rapid corporate growth. Gerry David has the expertise to smoothly guide Rocky Mountain High Brands manufacturing, marketing, supply chain, sales, and distribution networks as we transition into an internationally distributed brand.”
About the CEO World Awards
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About Rocky Mountain High Brands:
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH BRANDS, INC., is a consumer goods company specializing in brand development of health conscious, hemp-infused food and beverage products. The Company currently markets a lineup of four naturally flavored hemp-infused beverages (Citrus Energy, Black Tea, Mango Energy and Lemonade) and a low calorie Coconut Lime Energy drink. Rocky Mountain High Brands also offers hemp-infused 2oz. Mango Energy Shots and Mixed Berry Energy Shots. The Company recently launched a naturally high alkaline spring water, Eagle Spirit Spring Water.