Former Reebok and Lululemon CEO Robert Meers Joins AlignMed as Chief Executive
Highly Successful Corporate Leader Brings Deep Expertise to Innovative
Developer of Evidence-Based Wellness Wear
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 18, 2013
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AlignMed, the innovative
developer of evidence-based wellness wear, has announced the appointment of
Robert J. Meers as the firm's chief executive officer. Meers brings a highly
distinguished career as a top executive to the AlignMed leadership team to
help drive the company's growth and strategic direction. His diverse and
multi-faceted background encompasses the National Football League, the Cold
War and the building of iconic consumer brands.
"The most exciting opportunities I've been involved with are aggressive,
entrepreneurial companies that are innovating and creating solutions to
problems that had simply been accepted and lived with," Meers said. "Posture
affects everyone, but it's probably the best kept secret in wellness. I've
spent a lot of time in the garment and apparel business. AlignMed is the first
company to develop a garment that can actually help correct and shape the
body's alignment and balance. Plus, the concept has been vetted and tested by
a panel of medical doctors and research clinics. It's a revolutionary
Meers served as CEO of Lululemon Athletica, Inc., from December 2005 to June
2008, taking a small, yoga apparel business to a billion-dollar, international
public enterprise. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Syratech
Corp., a Thomas H. Lee portfolio company. He also spent over 15 years at
Reebok, when the company grew from $13 million to $3.5 billion sales, where he
built significant shareholder value by establishing the Greg Norman and
Rockport brands, among others. He served as President and CEO from 1996 to
In addition to his business career, Meers played in the NFL with the Minnesota
Vikings. Following his NFL career, he was recruited to work covertly for the
United States during the Cold War in West and Soviet-controlled East Germany.
He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's School of
Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration.
AlignMed is the creator of Align evidence-based wellness wear that
incorporates its Neuroband™ touch/tension technology to help people achieve
the benefits of good posture, one of the most under-appreciated aspects of
health and wellness.
For information on AlignMed and its line of evidence-based wellness wear,
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