1986 Distinguished Alumnus
GREGORY GROCHOSKI, '68
Retired Chief Innovations Officer of Amway Corporation, Gregory Grochoski, ‘68 is the current Chief Science and Development Officer for IdeaSphere Inc. and the subsidiary Twinlab. He started his career with Amway in 1962 as a junior lab technician while he was still in high school. During his career there, Grochoski advanced to full-time positions as a lab technician, director, vice president, and finally senior Vice President of research and development.
In his tenure, Grochoski initiated several programs including the Toxicology Program, Research Microbiology Program, R&D College Intern Program, College Recruiting Program, and nutrition research. These programs led to tens of thousands of individual product launches world-wide and increased Amway’s business fivefold.
Grochoski has been active with the Soap and Detergent Association as an executive committee member, chairman of the board, vice chairman, and division chairman; the Consumer Specialty Products Association on the Board of Directors, chairman of the board, and executive finance committee member; and the Alliance for Consumer Education’s board of trustees. He is also credited with several patents, papers, and presentations concerning health, air quality, and supplements.
After retiring in 2002 after 40 years with Amway, he continues to identify emerging market and technology opportunities for IdeaSphere and Twinlab.
Updated February 2012