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/PRNewswire/ -- Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH), a leading designer and marketer of candles, accessories for the home and wellness products sold through the direct selling and direct marketing channels, today announced that its board of directors unanimously approved the appointment of Robert B. Goergen, Jr., who will continue in his capacity as President, PartyLite Worldwide, indefinitely. Mr. Goergen, Jr. was appointed to his position in January, 2012 and had previously served as President of Blyth's Multi-Channel Group since 2006. An external search for a permanent successor has been discontinued. Commenting on his role, Robert B. Goergen, Jr. stated, "I
/PRNewswire/ -- Blyth, Inc. Robert B. Goergen, Blyth's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said of Ms. Dietze's appointment, "Jane brings a strong technology background and financial management expertise to Blyth. We are very pleased to have her join us now as a significant percentage of our capital expenditures are being used for strategic technology investments in our direct-to-consumer businesses." Ms. Dietze is Director of Private Equity and Bowdoin College's Investments Office. Prior to joining Bowdoin College she was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group, a global alternative investment and asset management firm. Before Fortress Investment Group, Ms. Dietze
_ GREENWICH, Conn., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blyth, Inc. Mr. Kaufthal is a senior advisor at Irving Place Capital, a middle-market private equity firm based in New York City. Prior to joining Irving Place Capital in 2008, Mr. Kaufthal spent 8 years at Bear, Stearns & Company as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. Prior to that he led mergers and acquisitions in investment banking as Vice Chairman of Schroder & Co for 13 years. Mr. Kaufthal currently serves on the Board of Directors for Tronox Incorporated, Cambrex and Edmunds.com. He is also Chairman at East Wind Advisors, an
Blyth, Inc., a leading multichannel designer and marketer, announced that it's closed on the second phase of its acquisition of ViSalus Sciences and now owns 57.5 percent of the company. Blyth made its initial investment in ViSalus in August 2008.