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Billy Florence of IBOAI is Pleased with New Quixtar Head


“Jim Payne understands Independent Business Owner priorities.” – Billy Florence

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 12, 2005 – Billy Florence, President of The Independent Business Owners Association International (IBOAI, announced the Trade Association approves of Jim Payne as new head of Quixtar Inc.
“IBOAI members – Independent Business Owners (IBOs) expect the best possible leadership at Quixtar,” says Billy Florence. “We have every confidence that Jim Payne’s track record of success with Alticor and his leadership ability will add value at Quixtar,” states Billy Florence.
“In his new role Jim Payne serves as Executive Vice President and is responsible for Alticor direct selling markets in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India and Latin America,” says Billy Florence. In North America, Alticor’s direct selling subsidiary is Quixtar, Inc.
Before being named to his current position in April 2005, Payne was Senior Vice President of Amway, responsible for numerous international affiliates. From 1999 through 2000, Payne served as President & Representative Director of Amway Japan, Ltd., and still serves on the Board of Directors for that affiliate. Since 1980, Payne’s Alticor career has taken him around the world with progressively more responsible positions, including Director and then Vice President of New Market Development.
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Payne earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. He is a member of the West Michigan World Affairs Council in Grand Rapids, and the Grand Rapids Economic Club.
“We look forward to working with Jim,” says Billy Florence. “He is a man of character and integrity.”

About the IBOAI
“As the official trade association, IBOAI is dedicated to serving and protecting the interests of Quixtar-powered Independent Business Owners throughout North America,” states Billy Florence, IBOAI Board President. Governed by a Board of Directors, the IBOAI:
• Protects the best interests of IBOs and serves as an advocate in IBO issues.
• Promotes and protects the integrity of the Independent Business Ownership Plan.
• Ensures that the business opportunity today is as good or better for future generations.
• Acts as an advisory group to Quixtar Inc. and Quixtar Canada Corp.
The IBOAI Board of Directors Executive Committee includes IBOs Billy Florence, President, Greg Duncan, Vice President, Don Wilson, Secretary/Treasurer, Fred Harteis, Past President, Jody Victor, Angelo Nardone, Steve Woods, Tim Foley, and Mark Crawford.


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