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Pleva International Inc.â€™s Management Team Announced | Pleva International
This team consists of David Mathia who is heading up the corporation as President, Karen Conte, Vice President & General Manager and Cindy Pleva-Weber, Chief Information Officer.
brings to the company over 35 years of sales, marketing and operational management experience.
has a proven record of developing profitable sales and marketing programs in emerging channels.
In 1996 Karen established ARS Consulting, Inc.
As President of ARS she worked in collaboration with manufacturers, services providers, venture capital and private equity firms in providing consultative and management services in the areas of market/channel expansion strategies, human resource optimization, business development and outsourced provider identification and management services.
Prior to forming ARS, her career comprised of sales and management positions within Fortune 100 companies such as Warner Wellcome, Procter & Gamble and Gillette where she held a senior management position.
currently resides in Arizona as well as spent a major portion of her
time at the Traverse City offices during the company's reorganization.
Outside of professional interests she
enjoys playing golf, charity initiatives and spending time with her
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...Karen Conte, CEO, ARS ConsultingKaren Conte has been working in sales and marketing management for more than 29 years.She began her career with Warner Wellcome-American Chicle Division, and moved on to Procter & Gamble, where she served as the non-foods specialist in the paper products division.While working with Presto Products, she helped create a series of successful private label programs in the paper products category for prominent labels such as Safeway, Western Family and Albertson's.
with a senior management position, she
accepted and was soon promoted to Regional Manager over 23 states.From Gillette she moved on to PIA Merchandising Co., Inc., which was at the time a start-up company.She served first as PIA's vice president, and later as VP National Business Development, working with the senior operations team to establish some of the original retailer preferred supplier programs such as Safeway Private Label, Safeway Liquor Category Management Programs, and Thrifty/Payless Merchandising Operation Category Management Program.In 1996, Ms Conte formed ARS Consulting, Inc., where she serves as president and CEO.She
works in collaboration with manufacturers, retailers, services providers, venture capital and private equity firms providing program strategies, design, implementation and management services associated with clients marketing, sales and training needs.
Ray Pleva Products, Inc. restructures to create Pleva International, Inc. | Pleva International
This team is made up of David Mathia of Traverse City (CEO of the CenterPointe Building, founder & former CEO of both DSi and ProFILE LLC) and Karen Conte of Phoenix, Arizona (CEO of ARS Consulting, Vice-President at PIA and Regional Manager with Gillette/Oral B).
Global Safety First
Pictured: John Schwind, CEO & Karen ...
Pictured: John Schwind, CEO & Karen Conte, General Manager, Global Safety First, LLC & Rich White, Associate, Silicon Valley Bank