Microsoft Visionary Joins Maui General Store, Inc. Monday July 23, 4:05 pm ET
HANA, Hawaii, July 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Maui General Store, Inc. (OTC BB:MAUG.OB - News) announced today the appointment of marketing genius Rowland Hanson to its Board of Directors of it's recently formed Asia Merger & Acquisition Corp. Hanson, who served as Vice President of Microsoft Corporation where, among his many achievements, he shaped the introduction of Microsoft's most popular product -- the operating system that Hanson himself named ``Windows''.
Richard Miller, President and CEO of Maui General Store, Inc., stated, ``This a very exciting time for us. To have someone of Rowland Hanson's business stature join our company confirms to our shareholders that we are very serious about building value. In regards to this, I would like to announce we are aggressively pursuing acquisition and merger candidates and will update our shareholders with details as soon as possible.''
Rowland Hanson has more than 20 years experience in communications, branding, market research, business development, and finance. Today, Mr. Hanson is CEO & Founder of CRH & Associates and the Hanson Maslen Group, a strategic consulting firm he runs with his partner, former president of Starbucks Inc., Peter Maslen.
Over the last several years, Rowland has served as a consultant, CEO, president, and board of director's member of several companies including A&E, National Geographic, DreamWorks, Trivial Pursuit, The Nautilus Group and United Airlines, to name a few.
Prior to Microsoft, Rowland served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Neutrogena Corporation, a skin care and cosmetics company that registered phenomenal growth during his tenure. It was his Neutrogena success that attracted the attention of Bill Gates, who personally recruited Rowland to Microsoft with the expressed mission of developing and executing an overall brand strategy.
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