CAPTEK Softgel International, Inc. is a leading softgel contract manufacturer (CMO) in the vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS) industry. Championing wellness worldwide since 1996, our team of 730 employees based in California, are driven to produce high-quality nutraceutical products and bulk stock softgel capsules and supplements. We do this through research & development and innovative delivery systems coupled with rigorous quality assurance and quality control standards.
CAPTEK Softgel International, Inc. is a privately-owned, FDA registered and audited, GMP-certified, full service CMO of custom dietary and bulk stock supplement formulations. Led by an outstanding executive team, we serve our clients, our community and uphold industry certifications.
Our leadership team is focused on creating enduring partnerships by exceeding customer expectations through unwavering quality, excellent service, industry expertise and science-based innovation.
Terry Keller joined CAPTEK as VP of Sales after nearly 30 years in the consumer packaged goods and dietary supplements industries. His experience building private label manufacturing and branded businesses has earned him the reputation amongst customers and co-workers of being “extremely dedicated, strategic and resourceful, and one who places a premium on integrity, accountability, and communication.”
Terry has served in senior leadership sales and marketing roles across a range of companies – from large organizations to smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses; from privately-held to publicly-traded to private equity-owned. He has cultivated top-to-top relationships with customers, retailers, and suppliers as a result of his commitment to building highly adaptable organizations and customer-driven cultures. Terry’s complete product life-cycle expertise – from R&D to sourcing to manufacturing and operations to sell through – is a valuable resource not only to his customers but to internal teams and direct reports.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Terry and his wife have loved calling Utah home since 2000, where they enjoy upland bird hunting (with their five dogs!) and golf. Terry is also an avid fly fisherman and skier.
Randy Bridges joined CAPTEK as Chief Executive Officer bringing more than 30 years of industry-leading expertise in the consumer package goods companies, biotechnology, textile, chemical, and agricultural industries. The depth and breadth of his experience spans a unique skillset grounded in finance, sales, production, and operations.
Prior to joining CAPTEK, Randy held senior leadership positions in world-class companies such as Santa Cruz Nutritionals, Align Technology, and Monsanto. He presided over domestic and international operations, SEC filings, treasury and risk, strategic planning, logistics, sales and marketing support, asset management, acquisition and divestitures, and licensing and royalty agreements. He is a facilitator and team-builder with a specialty in both start-up and scaled growth stages.
Randy earned his Master’s Degree in International Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. Northern California has been his home for the last 25 years where he enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with his wife.
Fon Wong is a well-rounded business finance and accounting leader with a strategic business orientation, hands-on approach and demonstrated expertise in Finance and Accounting. He has over 20 years’ experience in the consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries.
Prior to joining CAPTEK, Fon spent over 10 years in the CPG industry at both Ajinomoto Windsor Foods and Nestle USA. In addition, he spent a number of years at NBTY/Leiner Health Products in the Dietary Supplements and OTC Drugs businesses. As VP/CFO at Ajinomoto Windsor, Fon led teams in Corporate Finance, Accounting and Information Technology functions.
At CAPTEK, Fon is an integral part of the leadership team and works closely with executives on the strategic, business, and financial initiatives of the company, including post-merger functional integration and mid-term growth plan.
Fon migrated from China at an early age. He attended the University of Southern California and earned both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) and a Master in Business Administration. Fon and his family have been long-time residents of Southern California. Fon is an avid long-distance runner and a passionate college football fan.
Kevin Tully joined CAPTEK as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing after nearly 25 years of experience in global sales and marketing, building market share for branded and private label manufacturing businesses.
Prior to joining CAPTEK, Kevin spent the last 17 years at leading companies including Pharmavite, Nice-Pak, and Nature’s Bounty. Kevin consistently delivered double-digit sales growth by identifying and capitalizing on business opportunities. These include the establishment and growing of market share, and devising solutions to a wide range of business, sales, and marketing challenges. Kevin is recognized for his customer development and leadership, overseeing customer P&L, trade budget, and improving customer profitability. He has developed and maintained top-to-top customer relationships built on healthy client-focused values.
At CAPTEK, Kevin is an integral part of the leadership team and works closely with executives on developing strategic sales plans based on company goals that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization. His marketing acumen will lead the company in developing new channel strategies, category growth, increased points of distribution, increased promotional executions, and pricing and retail performance objectives.
An Ohio native, Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati. Kevin is married and has three adult children. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing golf.
Lupe Rodriguez joined CAPTEK as Vice President of Human Resources after 30 years of human resources experience in diverse industries. Prior to joining CAPTEK, Lupe led the development of corporate human resource key initiatives in recruitment, compensation, benefits, performance management, and organizational development.
At CAPTEK, Lupe collaborates with the management team to execute the company’s vision and mission. She plays an integral role in the strategic development of human resource policies, procedures, and best practices, as well as identifying and implementing long-range talent management goals.
A longtime resident of the greater Los Angeles area, Lupe attended Mount St. Mary’s College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Master of Science degree in Human Resources from Chapman University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Lupe enjoys exploring CA trails on her spare time and always looks forward to her next international journey.
Terry brings over 20 years of experience to the Dietary Supplement Industry. During this time he has held senior management positions within the operations, sales and marketing departments. This invaluable and unique industry knowledge and experience has allowed Terry to successfully manage new and repeat product demands through the complete manufacturing process while maintaining a high degree of designed quality and service to our valued clients. Terry’s success at each stage of his career is evident by the operational stability and sales success being realized at CAPTEK.
As a Wisconsinite and graduate of the University of Wisconsin (On Wisconsin!), Terry hitched his wagon on a one-way journey to Southern California over 20 years ago and embarked on his continuing adventures into the dietary supplement world where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters.
Building on over 25 years of experience in Product Development, Tim has a thorough understanding of what is needed to make even challenging softgel concepts into reality.
Prior to joining the CAPTEK team, Tim Chiprich held R&D management positions at Nutrition Express, Leiner Health Products and at R.P. Scherer. He also held Scientist / Formulator positions at General Nutrition Products and Pennex Products. In his roles, he led teams responsible for the development of pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, and cosmetic products in softgels, hard shell capsules, tablets, liquids, and powdered dosage forms but his passion is softgels. He has also participated in gelatin research and new technology projects and has several pending and granted patents involving specialty gelatin-based products and delivery systems.
A native of western Pennsylvania, Tim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the California University of Pennsylvania. He lived and worked in Pittsburgh, PA, Greenville, SC, St. Petersburgh, FL and Charlotte, NC, before finding his way to California – his home now for the last 7 years. In his spare time, Tim enjoys hiking and is an avid collector of early American and classic coins.
In addition to partnering with clientele to foster healthy lifestyles, we also serve the community in a variety of ways that promote well-being, sustainability and growth. We invest in the livelihood and longevity of our neighborhoods, cities and counties by giving time, treasure and talent to nonprofit organizations and programs that fill our heart and nourish our soul.
Committed to the environment, our Vista, California facility has a clean energy UTC 400kw hydrogen fuel cell. The roof supports the largest privately-owned photovoltaic (solar energy) system. It conserves enough energy to power 191 homes and offsets 1,139 tons of carbon annually. Our production facility is also LEED certified for core and shell.
To maintain superior-level products, we fully comply with FDA, GMP’s and have been certified by NSF International.