Vitamin Shoppe announces new board leadership
John Bowlin, who has been a board member since 2014 and lead director since January 2016, has assumed the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board effective June 7, 2016 from Richard Markee who was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board since January 2016 and will remain a board member.
Mr. Bowlin held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Miller Brewing Company. Throughout his extensive career, Mr. Bowlin has served in senior leadership roles at Philip Morris Companies, Inc., Kraft Foods Company, Oscar Mayer Food Corporation and General Foods, Corporation.
Additionally, Mr. Bowlin previously served as a director of Spectrum Brands (non-executive chairman), Pliant Company, Quiznos, TLC Healthcare and Chupa Chups, S.A. He also served on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Mr. Markee was previously Executive Chairman of the Board from 2011 to December 2015.
Prior to that, he was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and a Director from April 2007 to September 2009. From September 2009 to April 2011, he served as Chief Executive Officer and as Chairman of the Board. ■