Anthony Alfonso, president and CEO of Nutri-Force Nutrition, has received the 2014 Top Minority Business Award in the Executive of the Year category from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, it was announced Tuesday.
Mr. Alfonso said he was honored to be "recognized among so many other minorities each with their own unique entrepreneurial success stories" and that he is "grateful to lead a group of outstanding employees who share my passion and are equally committed to innovation and customer service."
The Executive of the Year award recognizes executives who strengthen and transform their organization. They must have been in the position for more than three years and have demonstrated vision and leadership over several years, including inspiring their organization to a new level of growth, achievement and recognition, according to a news release.
Nutri-Force has annual revenue of $83 million in 2013, according to the release. Mr. Alfonso and his senior management team are credited with leading the company to explosive growth in the last three years.
Among Nutri-Force's achievements is the building of a new $13 million, 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art softgel vitamin plant, a project that skeptics said couldn't be built in Florida.
The company has received several local corporate awards under Mr. Alfonso's leadership, including the Good to Great Award in the Healthcare category from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Beacon Award from the Beacon Council in the Health Care category and the South Florida Business Journal Entrepreneur Award in the $25 million-$49 million revenue category in 2012.
Mr. Alfonso mentors youth in the community and the company contributes to charitable causes, including the donation of vitamins to needy organizations.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Miami Lakes, Nutri-Force Nutrition is a Hispanic-owned and recognized cGMP leader in the contract manufacturing, private labeling and branding of nutraceuticals, vitamins and nutritional supplements.
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