ASEA Executive Honored for Forty Under 40 Award

ASEA Executive Vice President Kurt Richards has been recognized by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Forty Under 40.

SALT LAKE CITY –The Forty Under 40 program recognizes business professionals under the age of 40 who have climbed the corporate ladder quickly, become standouts in their field and demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities. Richards will be honored at a luncheon on Feb. 5, 2016 at The Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Kurt-Formal“I am extremely honored that Utah Business has selected me on this year’s list of up-and-coming professionals,” said Kurt Richards, ASEA executive vice president. “I am proud to be one of three key executives leading ASEA as a growing international company and global leader in cellular health, and I look forward to working with my outstanding team every day.”

At only 38-years-old, Richards has been instrumental in helping establish four successful startup companies from scratch. At ASEA’s inception, the company founders sought Richards out for his known leadership. In the time he has been with ASEA, the company has gone from $20k in sales to more than $70 million last year. In 2015, ASEA was recognized as one of Utah’s 50 fastest growing businesses and as one of the top 100 direct sales companies in the world.

As executive vice president of the company, Richards oversees marketing, public relations, communications, corporate development, and leads research and development efforts for ASEA. He is also involved in charitable initiatives both personally and with the company including Children’s Tumor Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch in Las Vegas and ASEA’s official charitable giving initiative, the Advancing Life Foundation.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Kurt Richards serve as our executive vice president,” said Charles F. Funke, ASEA CEO. “Kurt’s expertise in a number of key areas, in addition to his leadership qualities, make him an instrumental figure among our team and vital to our success and growth as a company. We could not be more supportive and pleased with Kurt receiving this well-deserved recognition.”