Rick 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.
Prior to joining Vit-Best, Rick was the Sr. Manager of Quality and Technology at JM Huber Engineered Materials. Here he oversaw all aspects of quality, regulatory compliance, formulation and R&D for the largest provider of API and Food Calcium Carbonate in the U.S. Before that Rick served as Director of Quality, Laboratories and R&D at Deseret Laboratories International, where he developed solutions to challenging formulations and manufacturing applications for large nutritional corporations, and oversaw contract manufacturing of all types of tablets and capsules.
Other career highlights include consulting and managerial positions at OPC Americas, Norit Americas Inc., Independence Mining Co. Inc., Bond Gold, Inc., and Southwest Assay.
Rick earned his Master of Science Eq., Natural Product and Heterocyclic Organic Chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin, and his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics from Southern Utah University.