Chairman, Chairman of the Board
Bill Toler is a consumer industry executive with over 35 years of executive leadership experience in supply chain and consumer packaged goods. Mr. Toler is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hydrofarm Holdings which he joined in 2019, the nation’s oldest and largest manufacturer of hydroponics equipment. Prior to Hydrofarm, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Hostess Brands from 2014 to 2018, one of the largest packaged food companies focused on developing and manufacturing sweet goods, where he helped re-establish the company as a leader within the sweet baked goods category and helped return it to profitability. Additionally, Mr. Toler served as a senior advisor for the investment management firm Oaktree Capital Management, served on the board of directors of Collier Creek Holdings, and was previously Chief Executive Officer of AdvancePierre Foods from 2008 to 2013. He has also held executive roles at Pinnacle Foods, Campbell Soup Company, Nabisco, and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Toler holds a B.A. in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University.