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 WANG, PRESIDENT
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.
MELANIE KELLY, Human Resources MANAGER
Melanie has over 15 years experience in Human Resources working in electronics manufacturing. She earned her BA Degree in Speech Communication at Cal State Fullerton. She also has a Certificate in Human Resources from the University of California, Irvine. In addition to her schooling, Melanie has two Professional Human Resources Certifications. She has a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), as well as a Society for Human Resources Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Melanie enjoys spending time with family and with her cocker spaniel, Bart.
Linda Du, DIRECTOR OF Accounting
Linda Du is the Director of Accounting 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.
SOONGGOO KIM, QC Manager
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.
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.
Luyen Phan, DIRECTOR OF QUALITY
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.
Thuvan tran, Research & Development MANAGER
ThuVan joined United Pharma in 2017. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industry to the company. She holds, BS degree in pharmaceutical sciences from University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam & a MS degree in biochemistry from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In her spare time, ThuVan enjoys reading and spending time with her 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.