About Us

WELCOME TO

Captek Softgel
International, Inc.

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

Our leadership team is focused on creating enduring partnerships by exceeding customer expectations through unwavering quality, excellent service, industry expertise and science-based innovation.

PROFESSIONAL

EXPERIENCED

TRUSTED

David Wood
Chief Executive Officer
Theresa Johnson
Human Resources Director
Tim Chiprich
VP, Product Development
Paul Hwang
VP, Quality & Regulatory
Terry Jackson
VP, Sales

David Wood

Chief Executive Officer

David Wood’s 25 years in the healthcare industry, including soft gel contract manufacturing at the executive level at Catalent/R.P. Scherer, make him a leader in his field. David is adept at building high performing executive teams and leading international manufacturing and service organizations with full P&L responsibility. His pharmaceutical contract manufacturing experience has served him well in pushing Captek to the highest compliance standards in the industry. He is known as a strategic visionary with a clear sense of purpose and urgency during both challenging periods and rapid growth.

David is a highly regarded leader who specializes in helping teams get clarity on their mission and lead them to outperform even their own expectations. He leads with a strategic, pragmatic, results-driven orientation with a clear sense of purpose and urgency, and has helped establish operational excellence within diverse environments in the US and Europe.

A native of Canada, David earned his degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. David started his career in Toronto, then transferred down to New Jersey in 1998 with Becton Dickinson. After enjoying 13 years in New Jersey, he was brave enough to move his wife and teenage daughters to the West Coast. Having survived the move, after 3 years in Southern California, David enjoys racing sailboats in Long Beach as well as punishing himself on the golf course as often as his self-esteem will allow.

Theresa Johnson

Human Resources Director

“I have a knack for speaking employee lingo.” Theresa has spent nearly 20 years in HR – an accomplished career during which she’s built cohesive teams and provided guidance to senior leadership teams during rapid change and growth transitions. Recognized as a consensus builder among diverse groups, she brings a wealth of professional strengths and industry experience to Captek as our Human Resources Director.

Before joining the Captek team, Theresa has led important HR initiatives, for companies in different industries, while always remaining cost-conscious. She is well known for being an engaged mentor and talent manager within her network.
Theresa is passionate about building careers, and enjoys helping employees and the management team connect on what’s really important to them. She has a burning desire to leave everything better than the way she found it.

Theresa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Southern California and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from University of La Verne.

Outside of work, you can usually find her enjoying her other passion, which is live music. She’s been to over 350 concerts in her lifetime and the list keeps growing. Other interests include The Walking Dead, the Los Angeles Dodgers and USC Trojans football. FIGHT ON!

“Taking it one day at a time, with a fresh cup of coffee. And maybe ice cream. But I take my nutritional supplements every morning!”

Tim Chiprich

VP, Product Development

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.

Paul Hwang

VP, Quality & Regulatory

For the last seven plus years at Captek Softgel International, Paul’s commitment has been to continually drive a robust quality infrastructure and full regulatory compliance. Paul’s experience and expertise spans from quality control laboratory and technical affairs to quality assurance and regulatory matters. Paul’s experience has ranged from direct involvement to oversight and management of development, implementation, execution, and optimization of the quality and regulatory systems. These systems have been vetted by regulatory bodies, third party industry compliance firms, and customers. Paul believes in persistent, continuous improvement to establish a distinguished quality platform, driving the “c” in cGMP.

Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Paul, his wife, and his fearless preschooler daughter reside in the couple’s hometown of youth, Torrance, California. His lifelong endeavor is to enjoy life in all its facets through invaluable relationships. Paul loves the outdoors, and enjoys good food, music, entertainment, and great company!

Terry Jackson

VP, Sales

Terry brings over 20 years of experience in the Dietary Softgel Industry during which 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 design quality at each level of the development and production cycle. This process is managed diligently in order to satisfy clients’ “window of opportunity”. Terry’s success at each stage of his career is evident by the operational stability and sales success achieved at Captek.

A Wisconsinite and graduate of the University of Wisconsin (On Wisconsin!), Terry hitched his wagon on a one-way journey to Southern California 20 years ago and embarked on his continuing adventure into the dietary supplement world where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters.

13

million softgels
per year

200+

Nutrastock
bulk products

290,000

SQ. FT.
state-of-the-art facilities

SOCIAL

Responsibility

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.

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Certifications

To maintain superior-level products, we fully comply with FDA, GMP’s and have been certified by NSF International.

Organic Seal small
LEED Certified logo small
USP logo small
Marine Stewardship Council logo small
Non GMO Project Verified logo
health canada logo
GOED logo