Ralph Bietz

Chief Operating Officer at Univera , Inc.

3005 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, United States
Univera , Inc.
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Last Updated 11/17/2017

General Information

Employment History


Accompanied Univera Serve First's Partner  - Vitamin Angels Inc





B.S.  - chemical engineering , TSU

M.S.  - naturology , AIHT

MBA  - Emory University's Goizueta School of Business

PhD.  - naturology , AIHT


President  - University of Cambridge

Board Member  - Harlequin Productions

Co-Chair of Global Product Development Committee  - ECONET companies

Board Member  - Community Foundation

Chief Executive Officer  - PBNW/Columbia Beverage

Chief Executive Officer  - Crystal Cascade Beverage Co.

Executive Committee Member and Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee  - Evergreen State College

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Corporate Leadership - Univera Canada

Ralph Bietz - President, Univera North America
Ralph Bietz Ralph Bietz, PhD, MBA, MS - President, Univera North America "I look forward to applying my global executive experience at Univera. The company has amazing potential and the resources to be a significant player in the health and nutrition revolution. I am honored to be a part of the ECONET family." Ralph is an award-winning executive whose 35 year career brings vast Global business and technical experience to Univera. His career includes senior level positions in Fortune 100 multinational corporations as well as private firms. He has been interviewed and lauded by The Wall Street Journal for creating one of the first on-site custom executive education programs in the U.S. with the internationally acclaimed Goizueta Business School at Emory University. His MBA thesis is used in 22 different countries, 9 different languages, & copyrighted by two Fortune 50 companies.

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Ralph Bietz
Chief Global Operations Officer Ralph Bietz oversees Univera's MRP-BRP, product integrity/quality, manufacturing, distribution, product development, as well as IT-IS technology for Univera, Aloecorp, Unigen and the ECONET. He is also co-chair of ECONET's Global Product Development Committee. Ralph joined Univera in 2007 after previously creating and then serving as President and CEO of BioRev LLC, an advanced consumer products company based in Olympia, Wash. Under his three-year leadership, the company forged successful operational partnerships in Japan, China and South Korea. He has more than 30 years of executive-level experience in market expansion, operations, global technology transfers, company turn-arounds, new product introductions, and venture start-ups. In 2001, he was CEO of both Crystal Cascade Beverage Co. and PBNW/Columbia Beverage, a major PepsiCo bottler. In under five years, Ralph led efforts to rebuild the ailing company by optimizing production, recovering $11 million in bad debt, rebuilding labor relations, and increasing sales from 19 million to 26 million cases per year. Ralph also brings extensive international experience, having worked overseas for several multinational corporations including Coca-Cola, Monsanto, Hoechst Pharmaceuticals AG, and Novo Nordsk A/S. Ralph holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from TSU in Angola, Ind., and an M.S. and PhD. in naturology from AIHT in Birmingham, Ala. He also earned an MBA from Emory University's Goizueta School of Business. He has completed executive education seminars at Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT, Duke, Emory Universities EDC & MDP, and the Universities of California (Berkeley), Michigan, and Chicago. Ralph has served on the Board of Governors at The Evergreen State College as an Executive Committee member and Chairman of the Finance & Investment committee. He is also on the Board of Directors for Harlequin Theatre and Community Foundation.

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Univera News

The invitation-only event was attended by Bill Lee, Univera Chairman; Tom Zimmer, Univera President and CEO; Ralph Bietz, Univera Chief Global Operations Officer; Stephen Cherniske, Univera Chief Scientific Officer; and Canadian Diamond Leaders.

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