Mars Drinks Appoints Vice President of Workplace Vitality
Company welcomes Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCR to Newly Created RoleWEST CHESTER, PA (July 13, 2015 – Mars Drinks, a 100% workplace-dedicated segment of Mars, Incorporated has created a new role within its business: Global Vice President of Workplace Vitality. This unique role is designed to help Mars Drinks and its customers take a fresh look at ways to foster increased collaboration, engagement, well-being, and productivity in the workplace.
Mars Drinks is pleased to announce that work environmental sociologist and author, Dr. Tracy Brower, PhD, MM, MCR will join the company to further develop research and insights toward understanding the role that drinks play in inspiring people to create better, more fulfilling ways to work.
“Employers want their teams to be energized and working together to achieve results”, explains Bobby Chacko, Global Chief Marketing Officer for Mars Drinks, “People at work want to feel good about the job they are doing, about themselves and about their employer. Workplace vitality is at the heart of it all – the intersection of productivity, collaboration, engagement and well-being. We are pleased to have Tracy join the Mars Drinks team to help us share this knowledge to improve the quality of workplace interactions for our customers across the globe.”
Dr. Brower is a work environment sociologist. She is the author of Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: A Guide for Leaders and Organizations (September 2014) which focuses on work-life integration and abundance.
“I am delighted to join Mars Drinks at this important time,” Dr. Brower said. “Increasing market competition, technology, mobility, and the complexity of all kinds of work make this a pivotal period for workers and the workplace. More than ever, companies must attract, retain, and sustain talent. For these reasons, engagement, well-being, collaboration, and productivity are more important than ever – and Workplace Vitality ™ is at the intersection of all of these. Mars Drinks’ portfolio of workplace-designed technology and drink solutions are a catalyst for Workplace Vitality™, creating moments that bring people together throughout the day. It’s an exciting body of work and an exciting time for Mars Drinks and I am pleased to join.”
Dr. Brower focuses on the sociology of work – how work affects us and how we affect our work. Over her career, she has had the opportunity to engage with a wide range of organizations including many of the Fortune 500. She is a two-time recipient of the CoreNet Luminary Award for speaking and a recipient of the University of Houston Alexander Real Estate Innovative Practices Award.
Dr. Brower holds a PhD in the sociology of work as well as a Masters of Management in organizational effectiveness and a Masters of Corporate Real Estate. She has been interviewed for StoryCorps, Financial Spectrum, WGVU, the Center for Creative Leadership, and Globe and Mail. Her work has been referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune.com, and Forbes.com. She has also published her work in the Drucker Institute Blog, The Leader Magazine, and more.
ABOUT MARS DRINKS
Mars Drinks creates great tasting moments at work by being at the center of workplace engagement, collaboration, productivity and well-being. Throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Mars Drinks supports businesses who want to provide great working environments for their people. Part of Mars, Incorporated Mars Drinks focuses its energy and resources on the workplace, with the belief that people are the most important asset to any business. In 1973 Mars Drinks introduced KLIX® the first-ever fully automatic in-cup drinks vending machine that serves large manufacturing channels across Europe. In 1984 Mars Drinks pioneered the single serve hot drinks category, introducing FLAVIA®, the first system for making hot drinks using fresh ground coffee and leaf teas sealed in individual servings. Through its ALTERRA® Coffee Roasters coffees, THE BRIGHT TEA CO.® teas, and DOVE® Hot Chocolate, Mars Drinks creates more than 1 billion great tasting moments at work! Find Mars Drinks online at www.marsdrinks.com.
ABOUT MARS, INCORPORATED
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance. Mars, Incorporated is proud to have been ranked 85th in the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute, for the third consecutive year.
MARS DRINKS CONTACT:
Jodie Magee, Global Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications