Dale E. Twomley

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Dale E. Twomley, PhD, is an American businessman, educator and author. He was the CEO of Worthington Foods, Inc. and was heavily involved in its sale to Kellogg.


Twomley was born to a Seventh-day Adventist family in Michigan and attended an Adventist elementary school and [academy] for high school.[1] He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Andrews University in Michigan, his MBA from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in Administration from the University of Maryland.[1]

Worthington Foods[edit]

Dale Twomley was President and CEO of Worthington Foods, Inc from 1986 to 1999, when the company was acquired by Kellogg.[2] During his time in leadership, he oversaw negotiations to acquire Loma Linda Food Co. and the acquisition of property in Zanesville, Ohio and the construction of a plant on the property.[2]

Other activities[edit]

As of January 2015 Dale Twomley was the principal of Shenandoah Valley Academy. Previously, he was a co-chair of the President's Council of Andrews University in Michigan.[3] He had previously served as principal of a number of Seventh-day Adventist secondary institutions, including Shenandoah Valley Academy, and Mount Vernon Academy, as well as advisor to Takoma Academy. He is currently the CEO of Fletcher Academy, Inc. [4][5] In 1994, Twomley was considered for the Presidency of Andrews University and was one of six finalists for the position.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About Us / Meet our Faculty / Dale E. Twomley, MBA, PhD". Fletcher Academy. Fletcher Academy. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Byrd, Alita. "50 Years selling Choplets". Spectrum. Adventist Forums. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ Andrews University. "President's Council". Andrews University. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ Anderson, Shane (2009), How to Kill Adventist Education: And How to Give It a Fighting Chance, Review and Herald Publishing Association, ISBN 978-0-8280-2419-8, Page 99, "At both Mount Vernon Academy and Shenandoah Valley Academy Dale Twomley proved to be the leader required." 
  5. ^ "Million-dollar Renovation Project Brings" (PDF), TA Tidings, pp. 4–5, February 2010, archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2011, retrieved May 23, 2010 
  6. ^ "Andrews University Invites Andreasen to Presidency". Adventist Today. March 15, 1994. Archived from the original on December 6, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010.