FRS's core product is FRS Healthy Energy, a line of products providing natural, sustained energy without the crash. Featuring a patented blend of the powerful antioxidant quercetin, found naturally in many fruits and vegetables, FRS delivers sustained energy, increased endurance and immune system support.
Libonate's depth of experience working with both beverage and nutrition products is an excellent fit for this strategy, the company said.
Libonate is returning to FRS after spending three years at Promax Nutrition, where he was head of sales and served on its board. He previously held leadership positions at Cadbury Schweppes, The Snapple Beverage Group, A&W and Coca-Cola. He also served as chairman of NACS.
"Rich Libonate has strategically built sales organizations to win distribution in beverage, HBC, nutrition and natural channels," said Dave Henderson, CEO of FRS. "He is a detail-oriented, strategy-focused, hands-on sales leader, and we are thrilled to have him back on the executive team."
Following the acquisition of Nutravail in December, FRS continues to strengthen its positioning as a nutrition platform for a healthy active lifestyle, and to extend its reach beyond the beverage aisle.