Charles H. Melander

SVP of Scientific Affairs at Turning Point Brands

Chuck is the Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs. Since joining the company in 2006, Chuck has held various key leadership positions in Product Integrity and Operations, including Vice President of Product Integrity; General Manager, Louisville Operations and Senior Vice President, Operations & Quality Assurance. Prior to joining the company, Chuck spent 22 years with Swedish Match North America and its subsidiary, the Pinkerton Group. Before leaving Swedish Match North America, Chuck was the Vice President of Research & Development and Corporate Quality Assurance, where he was responsible for all new product development and product improvement projects and initiating and monitoring corporate quality assurance programs including six sigma, cost of quality, and lean manufacturing programs. Chuck also served on the worldwide Scientific Advisory committee for Swedish Match. Chuck holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Centre College and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Management.


  • SVP of Scientific Affairs

    Current role

  • SVP, Operations & Quality Assurance

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