Aldelano CEO Alfred D. Hollingsworth
Al Hollingsworth is a business leader, international speaker, minister, author, and owner of the Aldelano Corporation. A successful entrepreneur, Hollingsworth’s heart is to help others succeed in the visions, dreams, and ideas God gives them.
Hollingsworth received his life’s direction in college when a voice spoke to him and said that he would be a successful businessman for God’s glory—a revelation that changed his life. After graduation, Hollingsworth was recruited in sales by a paper and packaging company. Soon he was on the way to founding his own packaging company, the Aldelano Corporation. He met his match in Hattie, a bright, eager sales employee who soon became his wife. The business flourished, but having been swept up in the excitement and demands of running an expanding company, the Hollingsworths did not.
“We were considered successful, wealthy business people, but we were falling apart,” Hollingsworth remembers. “I sought God earnestly. He responded, and we entered into a new covenant: You take care of my business, Alfred, and I’ll take care of your business.” In its nearly fifty year history, the Aldelano Corporation has become a leader in contract packaging, specializing in refrigerated supply chain solutions, with plants that service major and Fortune 500 clients including Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble, Sunny Delight, American Airlines, Toyota, General Mills, Red Bull and Verizon. Aldelano has built a reputation of dependability and trust and has received numerous awards and accolades. Business acknowledgments include NMSDC’s Corporate Plus distinction, the Achievement Recognition Award from President Richard Nixon, City of Los Angeles Minority Global Export Firm of the Year, Businessman of the Year and the Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Commerce.
Aldelano Corporation’s most recent innovation, the Aldelano Solar ColdBox, perfectly reflects Al’s commitment to serve God’s Kingdom through excellence in business. “My travels throughout the world have taken me to nations that are rich in natural resources, yet are poor because they don’t have systems in place to preserve their food from harvest to market,” Hollingsworth says. “Nations and people throughout the world are poor, hungry, sick and destitute due to their inability to access their own wealth. I asked God what my company could do to change that. The Solar ColdBox is the answer. It was totally a God thing.”
Hollingsworth’s problem-solving nature guides his approach to both business and ministry. While he served as Economic Development Commissioner for the state of California, he recognized that youth would soon face an economic crisis and wanted to give them an alternative to gangs, drugs, and hopelessness. In response, the Hollingsworths founded the internationally-acclaimed, Christ-centered B.O.S.S. The Movement youth success training curriculum and its adult component, the Vertical Leap Seminar. The programs’ biblically-based training principles have been embraced throughout the U.S. and around the world in regions such as Japan, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland, Ghana, Jamaica, Italy, Ukraine, Brazil, Belgium, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Bahamas. The movement has trained thousands on marketplace ministry ethics and applications.
Hollingsworth’s community and ministry involvements include Board of Directors for both Promise Keepers and Save Africa’s Children, Ministry Council Member of Empowered 21 and Azusa Street Centennial, and Weiner Ministries. Hollingsworth also sits on the Board of Regents for Oral Roberts University and has appeared on TBN, CBN, Day Star, and PTL.
Al and Hattie Hollingsworth are also founders of the Alhatti Private Christian Resort, a four-star vacation and retreat facility located in Idyllwild, California, in the mountains above Palm Springs. Situated on the former filming grounds for the Bonanza TV series, the Alhatti Christian Resort is a premier retreat, conference, wedding, vacation and event center for Christian churches and families around the world.
The couple currently resides in California. They are proud parents who love spending time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.