Founder & CEO, La Tourangelle, Inc.
Matthieu Kohlmeyer is a successful natural food entrepreneur with 20 years experience in the industry. Matthieu wrote his first business plan at 21 while attending his MBA in Canada. Maturing his business plan into action, Matthieu proceeded to raise money from Mitsubishi Corp. and start La Tourangelle in California in 2002 as a joint venture with his family business (Huilerie Croix Verte SAS).
La Tourangelle was launched as the first traditional nut oil mill making high quality flavorful & all-natural oils in California. All nut oils made by La Tourangelle are 100% locally sourced and participate to a positive upcycling process where lower grade nuts find a second life as delicious nut oils. La Tourangelle sources mostly organic oils from outside and partners with like-minded artisan oil makers all over the world to offer a full line of oils & organic dressings.
After a successful period of significant growth, Matthieu successfully negotiated the buyout of MIC in 2016. Today, La Tourangelle is a $75M global business with manufacturing facilities in France & California. La Tourangelle is a leading specialty food brand in North America, Europe, and China. La Tourangelle products are distributed in over 35,000 stores globally. La Tourangelle offers branded products and private label products to its customers. With over 160 employees globally and strong relationships with all key American retailers, Matthieu brings vision, execution and a true entrepreneurial spirit to businesses.