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Twinlab Consolidated Holdings Names Anthony Zolezzi CEO


Posted on: 19 Jul 18

Boca Raton, Fla., July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anthony Zolezzi has been named chief executive officer of prominent nutritional and nutrient supplement company, Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:TLCC) ("TCC" or "Twinlab").  Formally appointed to the company’s Board of Directors in May of this year, in his new role as CEO, Mr. Zolezzi will lead the 50-year-old company into the next evolution of transforming personal health through nutrition.

“Anthony is a proven leader and innovator in the natural products industry,” said David Van Andel, chairman of Twinlab. “He has the unique ability to spot opportunities and create value and innovative relationships of products against unmet needs.  With his direction and insight, Twinlab will be poised to uniquely deliver on helping people live healthier lives.”  

Mr. Zolezzi has played a major role for the past 30 years in leading and advising corporations to innovate within their existing strengths, while increasing profitability and uncovering new innovations. His work has resulted in numerous successful entrepreneurial movements, companies and products focused on sustainability and health.

Some of Mr. Zolezzi’s most impressive business ventures include creating the partnership between Wild Oats and Walmart to make wellness products both affordable and accessible, which became one of the most successful product launches in Walmart’s history. He co-founded Code Blue Recycling, which filed 19 patents on unique recycling technologies, then created a partnership with PepsiCo and sold it to Waste Management in 2006. Mr. Zolezzi also co-founded and launched Pet Promise natural pet food that quickly became the leader in the natural pet food category resulting in a multi-million-dollar sale to Nestlé Purina and paved the way for the current multi-billion dollar natural pet-food industry.  Furthermore, he created Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. packaged retail shrimp and restaurants based on the award-winning film “Forrest Gump”.

Mr. Zolezzi’s other outstanding career accomplishments include developing Horizon Organic Dairy’s children’s products and the partnership with Horizon Organic and Starbucks; Nestlé Waters PET recycling; New Chapter children’s supplements and first ever pet probiotic; The Humane Society of The United States repositioning campaign to “Celebrate Animals Confronting Cruelty;” serving as CEO of The New Organics Co., which was one of the first to market with organic pre-packaged foods for mainstream families; and developing and directing The Prince of Wales’ book and documentary, “Harmony” that highlighted Prince Charles’ personal health and sustainability initiatives.

“One of the aspects of this role with Twinlab that excites me the most is the breadth of science and quality of products in the Twinlab and Reserveage brands,” said Mr. Zolezzi. “This is a critical time for nutritional supplements as consumers are actively exploring new ways to take charge of their health. I’m highly motivated that we can do that through new innovation and technology within Twinlab’s family of brands.”

Additionally, Mr. Zolezzi serves as a strategic advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors, a private, alternative asset management firm that manages upwards of $2 billion in assets. He is a co-founder and former board chairman of The Organic Center for Education and Promotion and former board member of Vitamin Angels, helping both nonprofit organizations raise record amounts of money during his board terms.  Mr. Zolezzi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Wild Oats Marketplace Organic, the Board of Advisors to the Culinary Institute and Harvard's School of Public Health in the Menus of Change Initiative and as an advisor and judge of the Global Katerva Global Sustainability Awards.  He is author of numerous books including, “Uncharted Waters,” “Do Something: Leave Your Mark on the World,” “The Detachment Paradox” and “Chemical-Free Kids: How to Safeguard Your Child’s Diet and Environment.” 

For more about Twinlab Consolidated Holdings and its family of brands, visit www.TCHHOME.com.

About Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc.

Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc. ("TLCC") is the parent holding company of Twinlab Consolidation Corp., an industry-focused health and wellness company committed to developing top brands. TLCC has a portfolio of products that are made in America using the finest ingredients from around the world. In addition to its namesake brand, Twinlab®, established in 1968, TLCC, through TCC and its subsidiaries, also manufactures and sells other well-known category leaders including the Metabolife® line of diet and energy products; the Twinlab® Fuel line and newly launched REAAL® sports nutrition products; Alvita® teas, established in 1922 as a single-herb tea line; and premium nutritional and anti-aging / wellness supplements under the award winning Reserveage™ Nutrition family of brands. TCC also owns NutraScience Labs, an award-winning contract manufacturer. Visit www.tchhome.com for more information.

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Last updated on: 20/07/2018

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