By Ted Nuyten
Jeff Higginson, Agel CEO for year resigns and commented as follows:
“For the past 11 years I have worked to help the Agel family fulfill its dreams.
I have been very blessed to spend my time with many of you from around the world. However, the time as come for me and Agel to separate our commitment with one another.
I wish Agel nothing but the very best, and I believe that dreams do come through, with persistence and perseverance. I could have never imagined this journey would be so fulfilling.
I will forever treasure my time with you. This change will be good, and I know it. I now bid you farewell, and thank you, each of you for believing in me, Agel and most importantly in yourselves.”
According to a JRJR Network press release:
Tens of thousands of independent sales force members have been added to Agel Enterprises over the past several weeks as a result of the return to Agel of Glen Jensen, who founded the company a decade ago, JRJR Networks founder and vice chairman John Rochon said today.
Agel, a global seller of nutritional products in gel form and skin care, is part of JRjr33 Inc., doing business as JRJR Networks [NYSE MKT: JRJR].
“We’re seeing a powerful surge happening here, what we expect to be the start of a new era for Agel,” said Mr. Rochon. “We partnered with Glen Jensen in the beginning of May. Since then, he has brought about 28,000 people to Agel. We’re excited at the prospect of what will happen next.”
The people who have come to Agel in the past few weeks are from Innovative Global Inc., a direct seller of skin care and nutritional products which Jensen helped found and serves as CEO, operating primarily in Asia.
“We have agreed in principle that Innovative Global will adopt selling the Agel products and work under the Agel compensation plan, using the Agel web site,” said Mr. Rochon. He said that this week, top Innovative Global sales force leaders, several of whom formerly worked at Agel, enthusiastically endorsed the two companies’ alliance.
“Now that Glen is back, we expect the pace of people returning to Agel to continue over the remainder of this year,” added Mr. Rochon. “We anticipate that there are thousands of independent sales people in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Africa who will want to re-unite or join with Glen and with Agel. As a result, we believe Agel has opened a new door for expansion and increased momentum worldwide.”
“With such a surge of fresh interest in Agel in the short time since Glen rejoined the company, we believe that a platform for growth is being built. We believe this is very significant for Agel,” said Mr. Rochon.
About JRJR Networks (www.jrjrnetworks.com)
JRJR Networks is a growing platform of direct-to-consumer brands. Within JRJR Networks, each company retains its separate identity, sales force, product line and compensation plan, while JRJR Networks seeks synergies and efficiencies in operational areas. JRJR Networks companies currently include The Longaberger Company, a 42-year old maker of hand-crafted baskets and other home decor items;
Your Inspiration At Home, an award-winning maker of hand-crafted spices and other gourmet food items from around the world; Tomboy Tools, a direct seller of tools designed for women; Agel Enterprises, a global seller of nutritional products in gel form as well as a skin care line, operating in 40 countries; Paperly, which offers a line of custom stationery and other personalized products; My Secret Kitchen, a U.K.-based seller of gourmet food products;
Uppercase Living, which offers a line of customizable vinyl expressions for display on walls in the home; Kleeneze, a 95-year old UK-based catalog seller of cleaning, health, beauty, home, outdoor and a variety of other products, and Betterware, a UK-based home catalog seller. JRJR Networks also includes Happenings, a lifestyle publication and marketing company.