James joined USPL in 2021 as Vice President of Operations bringing more than 35 years of diverse Pharmaceutical Operations experience. Prior to joining USPL, James was the General Manager for Cambrex Whippany NJ site. James has a BS in Pharmacy from Rutgers University and is a Registered Pharmacist in NJ.
Ritesh Patel - Vice President of R&D
Ritesh Patel is Head of Research and development as US Pharma Lab, Inc. Ritesh Lead & manages the strategic direction of the R&D Department, Innovation & technical operations team with the company's overall business strategy and leads as development coach for the Product Development/Tech service team in delivering new product commitments and product improvements on time, on budget, on margin, aligned to product pillars and in full compliance with regulatory requirements.
Dynamic, highly skilled & result driven professional 14+ Year veteran of Nutritional products, Dietary supplement, Probiotics, medical food, and pharmaceuticals industry with Track record of creating organizational value through Innovation and Business Development Strategies that support top-line growth & deliver bottom line improvements. Strong business and operational acumen and ability to understand cross-functional impacts of complex business decisions.
A motivating senior executive who has excelled in various cross-functional departments in the company environment. Well-rounded skill set combined with strong business acumen and expertise in Strategic Growth, Innovation, Technology & Engineering, Quality, & Scientific Affairs. Mentor and coach to young professionals for their long-term personal and professional growth.
Ritesh holds a Master of Engineering in pharmaceutical manufacturing from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ and he also holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Registered pharmacist RPh) from India.
Alka Kapoor - Vice President of Quality Assurance
Alka Kapoor brings 25+ years of experience in QC/QA well versed at recognizing and addressing any needs to ensure establishment and maintenance of the USPL overall vision and objectives for driving continuous improvements for the quality and efficacy of manufactured products.
A proactive and strategic QA leader, developing and executing overall continuous improvement initiatives for quality to ensure ongoing compliance with local and federal GMP regulations and customer standards.
Her expertise lies in establishing a work culture where communication, respect, and driving high quality performance on timelines is key.
Skilled Certified QA auditor (CQA), PCQI Food safety, holding a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Public Administration.
Rajeev Kapoor - Vice President of Quality Control
A technical and results-driven professional with an extensive 25+ years' experience in analytical, instrumental, microbiology, regulatory, research and engineering skills. Heading QC department at USPL with objectives for continuous improvement in analytical chemistry & microbiology procedures using latest technologies. He possesses a strong scientific credentials, knowledge and technical skills in method development, methods & instruments validations, process validations, stability studies, GLP, GMP audits to support any quality function and ultimately, to support company's business goals. Prior to this role, Rajeev has a decade of laboratory operations experience including QC strategic planning, supervision, implementation QC GLP, Scientist role in multinational company at Mauritius and Asia's one of the biggest analytical & research institute.
A technical and results-driven professional with an extensive 25+ years' experience in analytical, instrumental, microbiology, regulatory, research and engineering skills. Heading QC department at USPL with objectives for continuous improvement in analytical chemistry & microbiology procedures using latest technologies. He possesses a strong scientific credentials, knowledge and technical skills in method development, analytical methods & instruments validations, process validations, stability protocols, GLP, GMP audits to support any quality function and ultimately, to support company's business goals. Effective in strategy development and directing lab operations for analytical, chemistry and microbiology. Expert to design & built a new Lean Laboratory for chemistry, instrumental & microbiology testing with 'Magic Triangle' technique quality, resources, and time for a safe, secure, compliant, and cost-effective operation.
Hetal Patel - Vice President of Human Resources
Hetal Patel is the Vice President of Human resources at US Pharma Lab, Inc. Hetal leads all human resource-related functions, including, talent strategy, talent acquisition, culture, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and Organizational Development that support the USPL team of professionals.
A values-driven human resources Professional Hetal brings more than 10+ years of strategic human resources leadership experience. Her career has been hallmarked by partnering with business executives to transform organizations, implement new business models, and execute people strategies. Prior to US Pharma Lab, Hetal held leadership roles at KnipperHealth, DS Smith, Accenture, and Heineken.
Hetal’s data-driven, collaborative, and management approach combined with a customer-first mindset has enabled her to strategically scale HR functions and build innovative, value-added experiences.
Hetal holds a Master of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, and a minor in Mathematics from King’s College London, U.K. She also holds a Bachelor of Art in Human Resources Management from Ashford University, California