Management

Management

Jim Rex | President and CEO

Jim RexJim brings a unique combination of business expertise to the GHT Leadership Team, which includes over 15 years as CFO, over 20 years as President/CEO, and the ability to draw on the experience of consulting with over 100 companies in the areas of strategy, finance and focused problem-solving. more

He has taught undergraduate/graduate coursework in finance, accounting, strategy and leadership; and, has been retained by organizations throughout North America to teach specific programs on problem-solving and effective communication techniques.

Rick Wilson | Vice President of Operations

rick-02Rick brings more than 25 years of experience in operations and supply chain management, supporting multi-site operations and a worldwide supplier base. Prior to GHT, he served as director of operations for To Go Brands (TGB) for four years. more

For more than ten years, Wilson has been focused in the dietary supplement industry. In his five years at Metabolife International, he helped the company transition from multi-level marketing to retail with partners such as Wal-Mart, Target and Costco. In addition to TGB and Metabolife, Wilson has held operations positions at Naturade and Maxell Corporation of America, a consumer electronics division of Hitachi, where he built an 18-year career with management roles in operations, supply chain and plant management.

Shanna Denfeld | Vice President of Customer Service

Shanna DenfeldShanna’s 15+ years of progressive experience in the nutraceutical industry adds an extraordinarily refined and applicable business skill set to the GHT Team. Her experiential background includes leading Customer Service Teams for global markets, which has garnered her awards for the outstanding results delivered. more

Additionally, she has extensive knowledge in manufacturing and product formulation processes, as well as oversight of corporate logistics and compliancy functions. Shanna’s selection as VP will ensure that GHT will generate the industry’s best deliverable results for its customers.

Ernesto Mejia | Director of QC/QA and R&D

Ernesto MejiaErnesto’s education, including an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA, coupled with his over 30 years experience brings a wealth of dynamic strength as lead scientist to the HSM Team. more

His broad range of experience includes working in key positions for the Nutrilite division of Amway Corporation. Ernesto has been a part of many successful teams charged with implementing all aspects of biotechnology production facilities. He also was a part of the team for ten years at Natureceutical International, Inc., where he was involved with the Research and Development of food supplement formulas.

Ernesto operated his own supplement manufacturing firm for a year prior to joining the Health Specialties Manufacturing, Inc. team. Ernesto oversees all aspects of manufacturing for HSM and its contract manufacturing clients. He works closely with the entire Science Team to ensure that all formulations created will result in products that are high in quality and exceed standards, as well as our client’s expectations.

Kathy Prager | Controller

Kathy PragerKathy brings an extensive amount of accounting experience to GHT, which includes having obtained her CPA designation from the State of California. Her background in all facets of business accounting has proven invaluable for ensuring accurate and reliable reporting for the company and its Leadership Team. more

Her experiential background includes assuming the Controller role in a number of industries such as manufacturing, venture capital and real estate. Kathy’s responsibilities for GHT also involve oversight of the risk management and human resource sectors, which again is strengthened by her extensive background in the same.