President and CEO, Twinlab
Tom Tolworthy, Twinlab’s president and CEO, is a respected industry leader. His experience includes 10 years with The Vitamin Shoppe, including six years as CEO, where he grew the chain's retail business from 80 to 500 stores and increased revenue from $180 million to more than $700 million. Before joining the health and wellness industry, Tolworthy spent 12 years with Barnes & Noble. During his five-year tenure as president in the 1990s he led that company’s expansion, which included the opening of 400 new stores.
Tolworthy serves as director on the board for Vitamin Angels.
Tolworthy’s executive leadership and proven track record for generating strong growth and improving profitability, coupled with his passion for the health and wellness industry, has enabled him to lead Twinlab through a successful turn-around. Since taking the lead, Twinlab has experienced double-digit growth, a strong increase in profitability and a resurgence of Twinlab’s presence in the marketplace. Tolworthy has led initiatives to introduce several innovative product lines, including a bariatric support line and a clean series sports nutrition line. Additionally, Twinlab’s 100-year-old Alvita tea line has been transitioned from traditional to organic, with an improved taste and structure-function labeling.
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