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THE TEAM

For over a combined 90 years, the MeriCal leadership team has provided custom manufacturing and packaging solutions to the dietary supplement industry.

MARK WALSH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mark joined MeriCal in 2019. His responsibilities include overseeing the strategic leadership of the business by working with the board of directors and the executive team to establish long-range goals, strategies, and plans aligned with driving shareholder value.

Mark has more than 30 years of experience in the food and nutrition industry, having previously served in numerous senior executive roles at organizations including: Pharmavite, Corr-Jensen, Twinlab, and Mars.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Eastern Illinois University.

NICOLE ARVIZU

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES & COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Nicole joined MeriCal in 2017. Her responsibilities include the oversight of all human resource areas including talent acquisition and development, compliance, and business partnering.

Nicole has more than 15 years of experience within human resources and compliance. Prior to MeriCal, she spent 6 years with Skilled Healthcare where she was the Director of Human Resources, HR Compliance & HR Operations.

Nicole graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources Management.

DAVID SCHWENDIMANN

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

David joined MeriCal in 2020. His responsibilities at MeriCal include developing and driving commercial strategy as well as overseeing all business development and marketing efforts.

David has nearly 20 years of senior leadership experience with an extensive background in sales, finance, and strategy. Prior to MeriCal, he spent 12 years with Pharmavite where he was most recently a Divisional Vice President of Sales after prior roles leading corporate strategy and international.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (with distinction) and Politics from Pomona College and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

JEFF STALLINGS

PRESIDENT, CONTRACT SALES

Jeff joined MeriCal in 1998. He is responsible for the development and management of MeriCal’s contract manufacturing customers.

p>During his more than two decades in the business, Jeff has proven to be an integral part of the MeriCal organization and has helped shape the company into the industry leader that it is today. Prior to MeriCal, he worked in the cosmetic industry focused on strategic accounts for Van Waters & Rogers.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Operations from the University of California, Los Angeles.

TOM BOVICH

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, RETAIL SALES

Tom joined MeriCal in 2007 and is the leader of the retail sales channel where he works with the nation’s leading retailers to jointly develop winning private label businesses.

Tom has been a leader in bringing innovative probiotic platforms to retailers. Prior to joining MeriCal, Tom held sales leadership positions at Leiner Health Products and Confab.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Economics from the University of Maryland

BRENT MOORE

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Brent joined MeriCal in 2019. His responsibilities at MeriCal include overseeing all elements of the supply chain, including procurement, demand planning, manufacturing, packaging, and customer service/logistics.

Brent has over 25 years of cross-functional operations experience. Most recently he was the Vice President of Supply Chain for a leading manufacturer of healthy beverages. His previous experience is extensive and includes leadership roles at for California Polytechnic University, Corr-Jensen, Pharmavite, Mars and Kal-Kan.

Brent holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging Science from Michigan State University.

JEREMY BARTOS, PH.D.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Jeremy joined MeriCal in 2016. His responsibilities include leading the R&D Department which comprises innovation and technical operations. His teams are responsible for delivering unique and innovative dietary supplements to market.

Before joining MeriCal, Jeremy held leadership positions at Glanbia Nutritionals and ChromaDex.

Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Rochester and a Doctoral Degree in Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

RAJESH KRISHNAMACHARI

VICE PRESIDENT, QUALITY ASSURANCE & REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Rajesh joined MeriCal in 2020. His responsibilities include overseeing the planning and execution of quality policies and systems as well as regulatory.

Rajesh brings over 27 years of experience in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, laboratory management and product life cycle management. Prior to joining MeriCal, he was with Nellson Nutraceuticals for 5 years as the Senior Director of Quality.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from University of Madras, India.