Vit-Best Nutrition Team

Gale BensussenGale-Bensussen
When Gale Bensussen assumed the role of President and CEO at Vit-Best Nutrition, he brought extensive nutritional supplement manufacturing experience to the firm. Gale was a founding partner and former President of Leiner Health Products, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of nutritional supplements and over-the-counter drugs. MORE



Thomas Mooy
Thomas Mooy was appointed President of Vit-Best Nutrition in August, 2016, bringing with him the broad expertise gained over his 27 years in the consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Widely respected for driving contract manufacturing growth for global businesses, he oversees Vit-Best’s global trade relations, new customers and customer relationships. MORE


John Altenbergjohn-altenberg-2
Vice President, Sales
Before joining Vit-Best Nutrition in October 2015, John Altenberg was with NBTY where he served as Vice President/General Manager of Contract Manufacturing for the previous seven years. At NBTY, John successfully merged Leiner’s Contract Manufacturing customer base into the NBTY portfolio. MORE


rick-beattyRick L. Beatty
Vice President, Quality
Rick Beatty comes to Vit-Best with extensive experience in large-scale powder and ingredient manufacturing in the food industry. He has overseen all aspects of quality assurance for leading manufacturers, including the implementation and oversight of fluid bed technologies for coating applications. As Vit-Best’s Vice President of Quality, Rick is responsible for building quality systems that complement the firm’s manufacturing capabilities, while maintaining up-to-date compliance standards. MORE


katie-wattsKatie Watts
Vice President, Supply Chain
When Katie Watts joined Vit-Best as Vice President of Supply Chain in May 2016, she immediately put her 13+ years of experience in nutrition and cosmetic manufacturing to work. In addition to overseeing Planning, Procurement and Inventory Control, Katie’s responsibilities at Vit-Best also include sourcing and costing for all new products (including raw materials), tracking cost variances and managing vendor relationships to name a few.  MORE


ashok-sharmaAshok Sharma
Vice President, Product Development
Ashok Sharma brings extensive nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industry experience in product development, technical operations, quality systems and manufacturing to his role as Vit-Best’s Vice President of Product Development. MORE


David Jiangdavid-jiang-2
PhD, Director of Technical Services
David Jiang is an expert in nutritional product formulation and manufacturing. Since 2010 David has served as Director, R&D/Technical Services at Vit-Best Nutrition (previously known as Vita-Tech). In this capacity he has lead numerous nutritional product formulation development projects, from initial concept screening to execution, scale-up, and successful completion of validation batches. MORE