Statement From Fred Harteis: 1/3/28
As an IBO I have entered into many discussions concerning issues I have had with Quixtar i.e.: product pricing, the IBO compensation plan, negative on the web. I have been open about my opinions. When the DTI situation became public, I became very concerned about our future, in the USA based on the DTI complaint. I discussed these issues with several people including my attorneys, my leaders, Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady. However I never talked to D.J. Poyfair or anyone from his firm.
In July of 27 I along with many others were very concerned about our future in business with Quixtar as was consistent in August of 27.
Although I agree with the issues I would have hoped Orrin and Chris and the others were not terminated on August 9th of 27 and the lawsuit would have not been served.
I do not have any question of the character of Orrin Woodward or Chris Brady, or doubt their motive to help people. I see them as leaders with a vision and passion to do great things for America and people on their Team.
I have resigned from Quixtar and I am working with Team Leadership. I would like to see Quixtar and Team resolve their differences soon, so everyone can get on with their lives and focus on the future.
While this may have come as a surprise to some I’ve been expecting this announcement for a while. Much of his downline, including close family members, had already aligned with TEAM. Others, such as in the IBS organization in the United Kingdom, had been forced out of Amway.
It’s interesting that Fred Harteis mentions "the negative on the internet" as one of the issues of concern he had discussed with Quixtar. For the past 6 years perhaps the worst of the "negative on the internet" has been the book Merchants of Deception and the ongoing campaign to discredit Amway and Quixtar by it’s author, former Emerald Eric Scheibler. While I find many of Scheibler’s claims disingenous, and he recently admitted to being misleading in his dealings with newspapers, there was also little doubt in my mind that many of Scheibler’s issues had the root in legitimately negative experiences with his upline. As TEAM founder Orrin Woodward once said –
"It’s not the negative lies online that are killing us, but the negative truths.”
Ironically, Scheibler’s upline was none other than Fred Harteis.
(hat tip to UKIBO in the forums for picking up on this announcement)
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