Dr. Bronner’s Announces Promotion of Two Department Directors to Vice President Positions
Top-Selling Brand Appoints Christina Volgyesi to Vice President of Marketing, and Sharla Pierick to Vice President of Finance
January 6, 2020
VISTA, CA – Dr. Bronner’s, family owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, is pleased to announce the promotion of Christina Volgyesi to Vice President of Marketing, and Sharla Pierick to Vice President of Finance. Having worked with Dr. Bronner’s since 2010 and 2006 respectively, Volgyesi’s and Pierick’s tenure has been pivotal to the growth of the company, including the expansion of Dr. Bronner’s sales internationally; the introduction of 4 new products including Virgin Coconut Oil, Magic Balms, Toothpaste, and Peppermint Organic Hand Sanitizer; continued commitment to consumer education and advocacy campaigns; expansion of Dr. Bronner’s manufacturing facility; significant increase of the number of Dr. Bronner’s employees; and managing the growth of its philanthropic and activist mission. With their help, all this and much more has been achieved without the company taking on any outside equity, and while maintaining Dr. Bronner’s as 100% family owned.
Christina Volgyesi, Vice President of Marketing began working with Dr. Bronner’s in 2010, after having formerly co-founded and served as President of the hemp food company Living Harvest. Christina formally established Dr. Bronner’s marketing department, currently oversees a staff of twelve, and works closely with sales, PR, quality assurance, special operations, other departments, and Dr. Bronner’s executive team to shape brand strategy, develop new products, and ensure mission alignment. With her leadership, Dr. Bronner’s developed key cause-marketing and consumer education campaigns, including Hemp History Week, Fair Pay Today, and Heal Earth and updated its iconic labels and branding in 2015. She has played a key role in the creation and production of the company’s annual All-One Report, Dr. Bronner’s version of a corporate social responsibility report. Christina lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, and enjoys hiking, and practicing yoga. For a full bio and professional photo, see Dr. Bronner’s media center.
“Christina’s leadership is absolutely at the heart of the success and growth Dr. Bronner’s has attained over the last decade,” said Mike Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s. “It is with great enthusiasm, respect, and gratitude that we promote her to the position of Vice President of Marketing. We look forward to working with Christina for many years to come to further advance our All-One mission and continue to make the best possible products for people and the planet.”
Sharla Pierick, Vice President of Finance began working with Dr. Bronner’s officially as an employee in 2010, having consulted with the company since 2006. A graduate from University of California Irvine with an MBA in Finance and Accounting, her expertise has led the company’s redevelopment and expansion of the company’s financial reporting and accounting systems. Active in her community, Sharla has served on the board of directors for the San Diego Soccer Club, and Bronco Youth Basketball League; and enjoys spending time with her family and dogs in the peaceful Highland Valley area of San Diego county. For a full bio and professional photo, see Dr. Bronner’s media center.
“We are proud to announce Sharla Pierick’s promotion to Vice President of Finance, in recognition of her astute accounting acumen and business management skills” said Trudy Bronner, Chief Financial Officer of Dr. Bronner’s. “She has our utmost trust, we rely on her to guide the company in our endeavor to be both financially profitable and philanthropic. Her counsel is essential to Dr. Bronner’s business decisions at the highest level, and we are thrilled to share news of her promotion to this much deserved position.”
The hard work and success of the marketing and finance departments has been crucial to the company’s achievement of $129 million in revenue in 2019. In their new roles, Volgyesi and Pierick will continue to advise on Dr. Bronner’s executive council, which is comprised of representatives of the company’s senior leadership and advises on the company’s decisions, operations, growth, and development, and ensures they reflect the integrity of Dr. Bronner’s All-One! mission and values.
About Dr. Bronner’s
Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. Dr. Bronner’s commitment to social justice, environmental sustainability and progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company is the top-selling natural soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2018 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every 2.2 seconds throughout the year. For further information, please visit: http://www.drbronner.com.