Our Team

The United Pharma team is comprised of a highly experienced management team with an average of 20 years in the industry. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services.


Bill has over 20 years of experience with softgels manufacturing. After earning his MBA from Cal State San Bernardino, Bill started his career as a product manager at a privately owned softgel manufacturing company and eventually became the company's general manager. He and United Pharma's co-founders and investors saw an opportunity for growth within the softgel industry and incorporated United Pharma in 2006. In his spare time, Bill enjoys reading, playing golf and spending time with his wife, grown daughter and son-in-law.

Rich Miller, VP of Business Development

Richard Miller joined United Pharma in November 2014. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the nutritional industry to the company. He also has almost 20 years of experience in softgel sales and marketing. Rich earned a BS in Management Science from Kean University and enjoys spending time with his wife Kathi, reading, golf and swimming.

Patience Thompson, Director of Human Resources

Patience has worked at United Pharma since 2011 as the Director of Human Resources. Prior to working at United Pharma, Patience worked in Human Resources at an aerospace manufacturing company in Santa Ana, CA. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine; an MBA from Concordia University, Irvine; and is currently pursuing her Masters in Organizational Development at Pepperdine University. In her free time, Patience enjoys reading, cooking, and a glass of wine.

Linda Du, Accounting Manager

Linda Du is the Accounting Manager at United Pharma. She started her career as an accountant 16 years ago, and was an assistant controller before joining United Pharma in 2007. She earned her BA in accounting at California State University, Fullerton. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Linda also enjoys hiking, traveling, and regular exercise.

George Santana, VP of Operations

George has worked in the cGMP regulated field for over 30 years, 13 years in the medical device industry and almost 20 years in the nutraceutical industry. While working for a drug-licensed contract manufacturer, Vitatech Nutritional Sciences, as VP of Operations, George worked closely with the operations team, customers and suppliers to provide the very best customer service possible. George’s focus was on building relationships over the years and is well respected as a professional in the nutraceutical industry. He also holds an Associate of Business Administration degree and enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as community volunteer work.

Luyen Phan, QA Manager

Luyen has been with United Pharma LLC since April 2012 and has over a decade of experience with dietary supplement quality control. He holds a BS in analytical chemistry from Tong Hop University in Saigon, Vietnam, a BS in biochemistry from UC San Diego, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. In his spare time, Luyen enjoys spending time with family and playing tennis.

Nitin Patel, Research & Development

Nitin has been with United Pharma since the company's founding in 2007. Nitin has worked in the nutraceuticals industry since 1999 and holds a Masters degree in Chemistry. In his spare time, Nitin enjoys watching his favorite basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers, and spending time with his family and friends. 

George Koo, Production Manager

George Koo has over 20 years of experience supervising production at various food and dietary supplements manufacturers, including NBTY, Pharmavite, and now United Pharma LLC. Born in Taiwan but raised all over the world, including in Paraguay, Singapore and Iran, George is multi-lingual and speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin and Taiwanese fluently. He earned a degree in computer science from the University of Houston.


Soonggoo Kim joined United Pharma LLC in 2014 as senior chemist, bringing 14 years of experience in the pharmaceuticals industry.  He previously held positions such as HPLC supervisor with Advanced Botanical Consulting & Testing, Inc. for 6 years and senior researcher in the department of analytical instruments with Il Yang Pharm in Korea for 8 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Soongsil University, Seoul, and a Bachelor of Art from California State University, Northridge.