Nellson Nutraceutical LLC, a California-based company known for its full-service nutritional bar and powder, has promoted Jean Filion to CEO.
He succeeds Jamie Better, who will assume the role of executive chairman of Nellson. Since 2015, Filion has served as president of Nellson Canada and COO of Nellson.
“I am honored by the opportunity to succeed Jamie in leading this incredible company,” Filion said. “Nellson is poised for significant ongoing growth, and I look forward to partnering with our experienced management team and Jamie as we continue to expand our capabilities and deliver value for our customers.”
Filion joined the company in 2015 with Nellson’s acquisition of Multibar, where he served as CEO.
Since then, he has overseen the construction and ramp-up of the company’s bar facility in Ontario, California, and the consolidation of two legacy facilities, as well as the operational integration of three acquisitions.
“I am excited to turn over the reins to such an operationally talented leader who, together with chief commercial officer Bart Child, can take Nellson to the next level of growth,” Better said.
Seth Hollander, partner of Kohlberg & Company, Nellson’s majority owner commented, thanked Better for his service, and said that under his leadership, the business tripled in size, assembled a bi-coastal network of co-manufacturing facilities, and built a first-rate leadership team. He added that the board continues to look forward to working with him.
Nellson Nutraceutical LLC, is based in Anaheim, California with production locations in California, Utah and Quebec. Founded in 1962, Nellson has more than 55 years of diversified expertise in nutrition platforms for bars and powders, serving the sports performance, health and wellness, weight management, and medical nutrition market segments. Nellson offers formulation expertise, quality assurance, regulatory support, flexible production, and sales and marketing support.