Blyth, Inc. announced the promotion of Anne M. Butler to president of PartyLite Worldwide and vice president of Blyth, Inc. Butler previously served as president of PartyLite International, a role she held since 2003. She joined the company in 1999 as president of PartyLite Europe.
"Anne brings to her new position more than 25 years of direct selling industry experience," said Robert B. Goergen, chairman of the board and CEO, Blyth. "She played a key leadership role during years of rapid international expansion for PartyLite, which included the opening of Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico and Australia, as well as determining a new organizational structure for France and Finland, which have since experienced tremendous growth. Her management of these markets, in partnership with strong local leadership, led to rapid growth of PartyLite International's sales. PartyLite International now represents nearly 40% of PartyLite Worldwide's annualized sales, is growing sales above 10% and is highly profitable."