Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> August 26, 2002

Neil Blomquist – Spectrum Organic Products Inc (spop)

NEIL BLOMQUIST has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Spectrum Organic Products, Inc., since January 1994, and served as its Director of Sales and Marketing from 1989 to 1994. Mr. Blomquist has served on the Board of Directors of the California Olive Oil Council since 1996 and is currently the acting Vice President and directs marketing activities for the California Olive Oil Industry. He has also been involved in the natural products industry since 1976, where he has taken an active voluntary role with the Organic Trade Association, serving on numerous committees that have helped evolve and implement organic standards for the US organic industry. Mr. Blomquist holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Economics from the University of South Dakota. Profile
TWST: Could you begin with a brief historical sketch of the company and

then give us a picture of what you're doing at the present time?

Mr. Blomquist: Spectrum was founded in the early 1980s,