US energy bar producer appoints new CEO

By Gill Hyslop

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Jean Filion has been promoted to CEO of Nellson Neutraceuticals following a successful track record.
Jean Filion has been promoted to CEO of Nellson Neutraceuticals following a successful track record.

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Nellson Nutraceutical – a leading full-service nutritional energy bar provider in North America – has appointed Jean Filion as its chief executive officer.

Filion is being promoted to the position following his outstanding track record as president of Nellson Canada. He succeeds Jamie Better, who is taking up the reigns as executive chairman.

“Since joining our company in 2015 with Nellson’s acquisition of Multibar where he served as CEO, Jean has done an exceptional job overseeing our footprint transformation,”​ said Better.

“This includes the construction and ramp-up of our world-class 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.”

Added Filion, “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.”

Seth Hollander, partner of Kohlberg & Company, Nellson’s majority owner, said the company has tripled in size under Better’s direction.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Nellson, I wish to thank Jamie for his distinguished service to the company and look forward to his continued role as executive chairman. 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, “As president of Nellson Canada and COO of Nellson, Jean has demonstrated outstanding operational leadership as well as deep product knowledge and business savvy. We look forward to continuing to work with Jean and Jamie in driving additional growth.”

Anaheim-headquartered Nellson Nutraceutical has production locations in California, Utah, and Quebec, producing a range of nutrition solutions for the sports performance, health and wellness, weight management and medical nutrition market segments.

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