December 18, 2013 at 16:44 PM EST
Petra Bastigkeit of Belgium Reaches Prestigious PartyLite Sales Leadership Level

PLYMOUTH, Mass., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PartyLite Worldwide on behalf of PartyLite GmbH has announced that Petra Bastigkeit of Zoutleeuw has reached the highest rank as an independent sales leader in Belgium.

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PartyLite, the world's #1 party plan candle company, distributes only the highest-quality candle and home decor products exclusively through independent agents.

According to Rob Goergen, President of PartyLite Worldwide, Petra, who began selling PartyLite products in Belgium in 2009, has reached the company's highest level of sales leadership and is now her nation's first PartyLite independent Regional Vice President (RVP). This honorary title signifies her ability to motivate and positively influence the lives and careers of individuals who have been inspired by her example to sell PartyLite products.

"We're always proud to announce a new RVP," said Goergen. "But this news is especially meaningful for all of us at PartyLite because Petra Bastigkeit, who lives in the city of Zoutleeuw, is our very first RVP in Belgium.  Her advancement formally symbolizes our company's longstanding popularity in Europe and highlights the success of our unique PartyLite people-helping-people business model." 

Nearly 45,000 people worldwide sell PartyLite products ranging from candles and candle holders to flameless fragrance, wax warmers, and holiday and home decor. They are independent entrepreneurs. Noting that PartyLite is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary as one of the world's oldest and best-respected party plan companies, Goergen said that PartyLite products are now sold in 21 countries around the globe.

Petra achieved her first promotion just four months after she began her career with PartyLite in 2009 and after only four years, she has reached the prestigious RVP level.  She continues to focus on her goal of growing the Belgian PartyLite market.

President of PartyLite Europe Martin Kohler said, "It gives me great pride to welcome our first Regional Vice President in Belgium. Each new RVP is living proof of the opportunity PartyLite offers to so many people all across Europe. Being the first RVP in one country marks a special milestone in our endeavor to further grow PartyLite in Europe across differing cultures and languages.

PartyLite is the world's #1 party plan company selling candles, candle holders, flameless fragrance and wax warmers, as well as holiday and home decor - all available in 21 countries through nearly 45,000 independent PartyLite entrepreneurs. PartyLite ranks #31 in the Direct Selling News 2012 "Global 100 top revenue-generating direct selling companies." Based in Heidelberg and a member of the Direct Selling Association, PartyLite GmbH is one of 17 countries comprising PartyLite Europe, which also includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. In 2013, PartyLite is celebrating 40 years as the global leader in its category and 23 years as a member of the Blyth family of companies (NYSE:BTH). For more information, please visit www.PartyLite.com.

SOURCE PartyLite

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