Adel Villalobos, the chief executive and founder of dietary supplement developer and manufacturer Lief Labs, was honored by the College of the Canyons Business Alliance among other Hispanic business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Both Lief Labs and College of the Canyons are local entities located in the Santa Clarita Valley region.
“I am honored and very grateful to the College of the Canyons Business Alliance to have been recognized along with my esteemed fellow Hispanic business owner honorees as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month,” Villalobos said in a statement.
Other honorees included Agustin Prieto of California Bakery; Peruvian restaurant Lima Limon; Realtor Diego Saco; and trucking company Carter Saco Logistics. All honorees were recognized at an event at College of the Canyons on Sept. 21.
Also in attendance was California Assemblymember Suzette Martinez Valladares, Santa Clarita Councilmember Bill Miranda, and representatives from the offices of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, and State Sen. Scott Wilk.
Villalobos’ Lief Labs recently launched a training program in partnership with College of the Canyons that gives student employees of Lief instruction in basic electrical servicing, hydraulics, tooling and other areas. The 14-week program at Lief’s Avenue Paine headquarters provides participants with skills and knowledge needed for careers and advancement at Lief.