Neil Blomquist has over 40 years of hands-on success building brands and companies in the natural products industry. Neil has practical experience in retailing, distribution, brand marketing, product sourcing, product development and organizational management.
Founder/President, Sustainable Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in the development and marketing of sustainable business solutions for natural products.
Former President/Chief Executive Officer/Board Member, Spectrum Organic Products, leading producer of natural and organic culinary and nutraceutical oils, condiments, and essential fatty acid supplement oils in North America. Spectrum was sold to the Hain-Celestial Group.
Board of Directors, California Olive Oil Council (1995 to 2005)
Board of Directors, American Botanical Council (2006 to present)
Board of Directors, Living Harvest Conscious Nutrition (2006 to 2012)
Board of Directors, Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Social Finance (2007 to present)
Board of Directors, Nutiva (2013 to present)
Board of Directors, Climate Collaborative (2016 to present)
Board of Directors, Organic Sustainable Community (2016 to present)
Board of Directors, Numi Tea (2013 to 2016)
Board of Directors, Natural Habitats BV, The Netherlands (2015 to present)
Neil also served as Chair of the Organic Standards Subcommittee for Oils in the development of the Organic Foods Act of 1990.
Neil has extensive experience in natural product distribution and retailing. He served as Sales Manager of Fairhill Foods, a natural products distributor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before moving to California, Neil co-owned and operated a natural and specialty food retail store in Kalispell, Montana for 10 years.
Neil received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management and economics from the University of South Dakota.