Sales: $486 million.
Key Personnel: Kay Napier, chief executive officer; Gretchen Price, chief financial and administrative officer; Michael D’Arminio, chief creative officer; Heather Chastain, chief sales officer; Guy Their, chief information officer; Ashley Good, chief legal officer; Dr. Peter Matravers, chief scientific officer; Joe Wojcik, senior vice president, international; Karen Stout, senior vice president, global human resources; Glenn Klages, senior vice president, operations; Gregory Colbert, vice president, financial planning and analysis; Geoffry Pankau, vice president, controller; Dr. Robert J. Bianchini, vice president, research and development; Stian Merck, managing director.
Major Products: Skin care, nutrition, hair care, body care and cosmetics. Brands include RE9 Advanced, Arbonne Cosmetics, FC5, Clear Advantage, Before Sun, SeaSource Detox Spa, Arbonne Intelligence Arbonne Essentials, Arbonne Evolution, Pure Vibrance, Calm, Arbonne Aromassentials.
New Products: Pure Vibrance ColorLast Hair Spray and ColorLast Hair Serum; Arbonne Essentials Sleep Well Spray.
Comments: Sales rose 17% last year for this direct sales company. Arbonne contends its formulas are based on botanical skin care principles and formulated without animal products or by-products, not to mention petrolatum or mineral oil.
Founded in 1975 in Switzerland, the company has headquarters in the US and operations in Canada, the UK, Australia and Poland. An office in Taiwan is scheduled to open next year, according to the company.
Industry veteran Bob Bianchini joined Arbonne in March as vice president of research and development. Bianchini has 30 patents, publications and presentations to his name. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Washington State University and undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology.