Green Fusion Corporation (“Green Fusion”) (OTCBB:GRFU) wishes to announce that Mr. Martin Kelly has agreed to accept a position on the Board of Directors of Green Fusion.
“We are extremely pleased that Martin has agreed to join our Board,” said Evan Baergen, President of Green Fusion. “His experience, knowledge and contacts in the distribution business will be instrumental in building revenues and using up excess manufacturing capacity at Brussels Chocolates. He brings a wealth of experience in wholesale distribution that will be invaluable as we pursue our business expansion and financial goals.”
Mr. Kelly added: “I’m very excited about working with Green Fusion’s business development group to expand the revenue base of Brussels Chocolates. This company has a superb product and manufacturing facility that is underutilized. I feel that we are taking the right steps towards getting Brussels on the fast track to expansion.”
About Martin Kelly
Mr. Kelly’s background has been in the development, distribution and sales of newly created products. Since 1984, Mr. Kelly has owned and operated a wholesale distribution company. In 1986, Mr. Kelly sold his company and joined the “start-up” company of the now famous Ben & Jerry’s of New York. As Ben & Jerry’s Distribution Manager, Mr. Kelly helped Ben & Jerry’s grow from a start up company to over a $1.2 billion dollar frozen food company in 1996.
Since 1996, Mr. Kelly was responsible for the design and development of a distribution company in the New York market. Under Mr. Kelly’s direction, the project exceeded all expectations, growing in excess of $22 million dollars in annual revenues. Additionally, Mr. Kelly’s sales, marketing and distribution expertise have also led to similarly successful programs with several high profile retail chains, including 7-Eleven, Walgreen’s, Duane Reade and Rite Aid.
Mr. Kelly has also contributed to the growth and financial success of several nationally-distributed food products within the United States.
About Brussels Chocolates
Founded in 1983, Brussels manufactures and markets high quality, gourmet chocolates. The Company sells in both retail and wholesale channels split approximately 50:50. With 11 retail outlets in the greater Vancouver (Canada) area, annual sales of Brussels Chocolates have topped $5 million. Upon completion of the Green Fusion/Brussels transaction announced on June 26, 2001, Brussels intends to initiate a sales program throughout other regions of Canada and the United States.
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