Melaleuca: The Wellness Company, a manufacturer and distributor of over 400 exclusive health and wellness products, has named Cole Clinger as President. Clinger’s promotion to President was announced by Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot at a live event held in San Antonio, Texas.
Since October 2017, Cole Clinger has served as Melaleuca’s Chief Operations Officer where he has overseen Manufacturing, Distribution, Customer Care, Sales, Business Development, Human Resources, Recruiting, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Services, and other departments. Over 70 percent of Melaleuca’s 2,000 employees in North America report through him.
“Cole has played a critical leadership role in Melaleuca’s record-breaking growth and has made valuable contributions on almost every major initiative at the company,” VanderSloot said. “Cole serves as a key member of Melaleuca’s Management Team, possesses a profound understanding of Melaleuca’s business, and lives Melaleuca’s mission of enhancing lives. He knows the principles that have been instrumental in Melaleuca’s success, and I have been impressed with the exceptional results he consistently delivers.”
Cole has worked at Melaleuca for 17 years, working closely with and reporting to Frank VanderSloot.
Before his position as Chief Operations Officer, Clinger served as Melaleuca’s Chief of Staff for nine years.
Prior to that, he worked as Melaleuca’s Director of Corporate Affairs, and he also spent time as Assistant to the President. He was originally hired as a Management Trainee in January 2005, shortly after graduating magna cum laude from Boise State University with a bachelor's degree in communications.
Cole is active in the community, serving as a member of the Shelley School District’s Board of Directors since 2015 and as chairman for most of that time.
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