Our People

The Experienced Talent Pool we boast about

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Tommy Turriff President

Mobile: (630) 461-4668
Tommy Turriff is the “T” in TLC and is a founding partner. All aspects of TLC’s business, including Sales, Operations and Finance & Administration, report to Tommy. Tommy has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical distribution industry. Areas of particular strength are sourcing, administration, food safety and EHS&S. Tommy leads TLC’s Product Safety Management Team, as well as the Corporate Social Responsibility Team.

Tommy has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Tommy enjoys participating in his four kids’ activities, especially Scouting. He also enjoys volunteering at a regional and national level for the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and the Chicago Drug & Chemical Association (CD&CA).

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Pete Lorusso Vice President of Sales & Marketing


Mobile: (630) 461-4672

Co-founder of TLC Ingredients and the “L” in TLC. Pete brings 50 years of industry experience with an extensive background in sales, marketing, procurement and product knowledge both in manufacturing and distribution. Pete focuses on key TLC customers along with establishing and maintaining vendor relationships. With his experience and industry knowledge, Pete promotes these values to the TLC sales team and its employees.

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Jim Cavelle

Jim completes the “C” in TLC and will always be remembered and forever missed. As a co-founder, it was his sense of urgency and vision that helped build our company. As our original Vice President of Operations, he set the standard for unparalleled commitment to top notch service. The concept of “Tender Loving Care” is the foundation of our business and Jim’s dedication to staff and customers made that happen.

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Chris Woods Director of Sales


Cell: (949) 521-4846

Chris has over 25 years in the food and ingredient business segments. His role is to oversee sales activities and help them find ways to meet customer’s needs. Chris has over twenty years of experience in the food manufacturing industry and comes to us from Dallas, Texas. He is a graduate of San Diego State University where he studied Political Science and Economics. Chris believes that feeding people is important, and participates in events and programs to help others. Chris enjoys travel, MLB Baseball and NFL Football.

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Dale Hari Director of Finance and Administration


Dale Hari joined TLC in 2019 and manages TLC’s Finances and oversees all aspects of Accounting and Human Resources. Dale is a seasoned professional with 25+ years of experience in a variety of industry with experience including Controllership, M&A, Payroll and Compensation plans, and Budgeting and Forecasting.

Dale holds both the CPA and CGMA designations with a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University accredited Lumpkin College of Business.

His hobbies include: Running, Hiking, and Exercise and Mentoring youth through the Scouting Program.

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Mike Pierce Director of Operations


Mobile: (217) 480-6464

Mike came to TLC Ingredients in 2014. His 30+ years of chemical and food ingredients operations management experience, as well as extensive expertise in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security are welcome additions to the TLC Management Team. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of Food Safety and Quality Systems.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. There he was active on the Meat Science Team and was a member of the Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon Team. Mike is a ultra-marathoner and he and his wife foster dogs for the Illinois Shorthair Rescue Program.