In other news, Blyth, Inc. named Michael Norris to fill the newly-created position of president, PartyLite Americas. In his expanded role, Norris, who currently oversees both the US and Canada, assumes responsibility for Mexico, a developing market for PartyLite’s products and earnings opportunity. Norris has 20 years of experience in the direct selling industry and joined PartyLite in February 2010 as senior vice president of sales and marketing. He was promoted to president, PartyLite US, 10 months later and, earlier this year, assumed leadership of the Canadian business.
Prior to joining PartyLite, Norris was chief sales and marketing officer for Gold Canyon in Arizona.