BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent Health Corp. (Pink Sheets:EMGE) announced today the appointment of Kevin Harrington, Founder of As Seen on TV, Inc. and original shark investor on ABC's hit show Shark Tank, to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Harrington brings a wealth of experience to Emergent's spanning interactive marketing and brand development, as well as financial and operational management. Mr. Harrington will join the Board along with recently appointed Board Members: David P. Jones, Ph.D., M. Scott Maguire, MBA, and Robert S. McCoy, Jr. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, Mr. Harrington will also act as the Company's spokesperson. "I'm excited to join Emergent Health Corp's Board of Directors," said Kevin Harrington. "They have a product line that has some game changers and I'm looking forward to working with their distributor network to create significant growth."
"We are very pleased to welcome Kevin to the Emergent Board," said Dr. John V. Cappello, Founder, and former President and Chief Executive Officer for Emergent. "I am very confident that Emergent will benefit from his knowledge and experience in building and supporting our brand, and in driving innovation throughout interactive and multi-channel marketing platforms. Kevin has a proven track record of managing and growing organizations in highly competitive and dynamic markets, such as ours. It is evident, through the addition of Kevin Harrington to the Board of Directors, that the new management team is headed in the right direction. The composition of this Board is just another example of the combined strength Emergent brings to the table."
Kevin Harrington has been in the Direct Response business for over 25 years and has long been acknowledged as the pioneer and principal architect of the "infomercial" industry. Mr. Harrington has launched over 500 products, resulting in $4 billion in sales and 20 products that reached individual sales of over $100 million. He was a member of the investor panel for the hit show "Shark Tank" on ABC and recently released his book "Act Now: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products."
Mr. Harrington founded Quantum International, Ltd. in the mid 1980s, which merged into National Media Corporation in 1991. Under his leadership as President, National Media reached $500 million in annual sales, distributing in over 100 countries and 20 languages. This company's success has been chronicled in a case study at Harvard/MIT called "The Rise, the Fall and the Rise of Quantum International," by which students have been taught over 12 years what it means to be a grassroots entrepreneur in a fiercely competitive industry. Kevin was also CEO of several other entrepreneurial companies including HSN Direct, a joint venture with Home Shopping Network, in 1994 and Reliant International Media in 1997. Mr. Harrington is currently the CEO of Starshop, the first Mobile Shopping Channel in partnership with Sprint. He is also proud to have founded two of the most important global networking associations, the Entrepreneur's Organization and the Electronic Retailing Association.
About Emergent Health Corp.
Emergent Health Corp., a diversified biotechnology firm, is focused on the health and wellness industry. With patented and patent pending nutritionally designed products, Emergent believes it is positioning itself as a leader in the field of Regenerative Medicine as defined by the National Institute of Health.
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CONTACT: Emergent Health Corp. 2424 N. Federal Highway Suite 257 Boca Raton, Fl. 33431 561-961-4344Source:Emergent Health Corp.