Lief Labs Adel Villalobos is founder and chief executive of Valencia-based Lief Labs, which develops and manufactures dietary supplements. In the early 2000s, he started several dietary supplement companies before launching Lief Labs in 2008. The company has increased from five employees in 2008 to nearly 200 now. He completed last year an executive education program in machine learning and artificial intelligence at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a founding member of the Nutrition Industry Association. Villalobos is involved in other industry organizations, and he is a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. FAVORITE BOOK: I have two. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger and “Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions” by John Kotter. BUCKET LIST: Visit every continent with my teen daughter and restore an American muscle car with my young boy.