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Young Living’s Operation ‘Light the Fire’ ignites the passion in Europe

London, UK – December 20, 2016 – Young Living Essential Oils, the largest essential oil company in the world is pleased to announce the new European operation coined ‘Light the Fire’!

Young Living Founder and Chairman of the Board, D. Gary Young arrived at the European Headquarters with one sole aim – to take Europe to the next level. In true spirit of passion and commitment to his aim, D. Gary Young did not arrive in Europe alone. The Young Living Executive team, including Jared Turner (Chief Operating Officer), Janay Standifird (Chief Financial Officer) and Lauren Walker (Senior Vice President of Operations) were on hand to provide strategic solutions that will take Europe to the next level.

Young Living members journeyed across Europe to meet with Gary as he and his Executive team outlined and presented the future plans for growth in Europe which includes Out of Stocks, IT, Communications and Customer Service. A productive meeting with members and the executive team meant that some solutions were implemented immediately!

As part of the transition for growth in Europe, key changes to Young Living Europe personnel were made. One of the significant changes was the appointment of Robert Johnson as the new Regional President of Europe.


Robert G. Johnson

As a passionate advocate for health and wellness, as well as a user of Young Living essential oils for over 25 years, Rob Johnson comes to Young Living with an extensive background in executive management, international business, and law. He has served in key executive positions, including CEO, in several multi-national network marketing companies and has a reputation for building trust and growth. He knows and has an appreciation for the legacy of Young Living and its unique vision and capacity to bless the lives of millions. He is proud to join with Gary and Mary Young and you to bring Young Living’s products into every home. Rob holds a Juris Doctor and Master’s Degrees (MAcc) from BYU.

Gary Young had this to say:

The timing is perfect for him and his family, and I feel blessed that he chooses to join us to help build this great opportunity for European members. I have the utmost faith and confidence in his ability.”

Young Living is also pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Foss as the new Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.


Peter Foss

Peter Foss is a European by birth and heart. He grew up on Denmark where he got his education and turned around his first company by the age of 25 whist developing European markets for several companies.

Peter Foss comes to Young Living with immense experience in the Direct Sales Industry. He has been GM of USANA Korea and Japan, GM of Melaleuca Australia/New Zealand, GM of Max International Australia/New Zealand and Central America, Area President for Max International for South Pacific and Latin America, Executive Director of International at USANA and Senior Vice President at Melaleuca responsible for 9 international subsidiaries with 900 employees and $350 million in revenue.

Foss brings a unique blend of strategic and tactical expertise. He is focused on generating key sustainable results by identifying internal and external needs, company purpose, strategies as well as building and executing successful plans. Getting the right people passionately engaged in doing the right things consistently is very important to Peter.

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About Young Living Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils, is the world leader in essential oils, with a strict Seed to Seal® process that produces pure essential oil products for every individual, family, and lifestyle. This process ensures that all products are genuine, free of synthetic chemicals, and pure. This commitment stems from the company’s more than 20 years of stewardship toward the earth and its people. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com.