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Corporate Team

USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science utilizes global relationships and networks to provide key generic products to the U.S. market. USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science is well positioned for tremendous future growth as a result of an extensive manufacturing platform across the United States and its R&D facilities in China. The USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science pipeline includes hundreds of products from about a dozen categories in dietary supplements and OTC drugs representing multiple therapeutic categories and indications.

USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science is led by a team of knowledgeable and experienced Sports Scientists and generic pharmaceutical veterans. The President of USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science is John Schopp. John Schopp has over 10 years in the supplement industry and offers a premier private label vitamin and dietary supplement experience. Mr.Schopp worked as Vice President for a major pharmaceutical company before becoming President of USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science. Mr. Schopp was head of the private label division at the previous pharmaceutical company and has the experience you need in your private label manufacturer. "We understand it is your good name that goes on the label.... you can depend on USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science to fulfill your expectations for industry leading quality, safety and purity." Mr. Schopp has worked with a select and diverse group of retailers, both large and small. Mr. Schopp has also worked with some of the top companies in the sports nutrition field to help formulate and market new to market products. USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science is one of the only vertically integrated companies that controls every aspect of contract manufacturing. USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science is a direct importer of raw materials- has a full scale printing facility to make labels-has an in-house lab for GMP testing- and handle tablets, capsules, blister packing, pouching, powders, liquids (shots, hot fill teas, and RTD drinks), and many other contract packaging needs you may have. USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science is a one-stop- shop for all your manufacturing needs and Brandon will help guide you to success!

Mr. Cliff Kerstetter founded the two Pennsylvania plants that are now part of the USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science platform of manufacturing facilities in 1979 and is now Vice-President of Operations. Mr. Kerstetter has 36 years of experience in the generic pharmaceuticals and over 20 years in the dietary supplement industry. Mr. Kerstetter has been involved in all aspects of dietary supplement and generic pharmaceutical Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Manufacturing, Research & Development, Business Development and Executive Management.

Steve Smith is Senior Vice President in charge of New clients. Prior to his role at USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science, Mr. Smith spent the prior fifteen years as Senior VP of a major Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical company in the US, and was also Vice President of a global Pharmaceutical company in various roles. During his tenure, they grew from a small company to a globally recognized generic pharmaceutical leader. Mr. Smith brings a tremendous amount of experience and leadership to USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science and will play an integral role in its future success.

Mr. Anthony Preciano joined USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science as the Vice President Sales and Marketing in early 2015. Anthony has over 10 years of experience in the Sports Nutrition industry, most recently serving as VP Sales & Marketing with German American Technologies (GAT) . Prior to joining GAT, Mr. Preciano was an executive at BSN in charge of a very large sales team. Mr. Preciano left BSN shortly before their merger with Glambia and Optimum Nutrition. BSN was a leader in the U.S. Sports Nutrition market with top brands such as N.O. Xplode, Nitrix, Syntha-6, and EndoRush to name a few. They had sales over $150 million. Anthony has demonstrated on numerous occasions his ability to deliver sales results due to his excellent relationships with the U.S. Sports Nutrition customer base.

Steve Swartz Director of Quality
Steve Swartz received his B.S. in Biology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1986. Mr. Swartz has more than 23 years of experience in the FDA-regulated pharmaceutical industry, including recent work at the Cherokee Pharmaceuticals facility, a subsidiary of Merck, Sharp and Dohme, and its predecessor, Merck and Co., Inc., involving quality control in the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients. He also worked at various Merck and Co., Inc. positions from March 1989 to October 2012 including: Quality Manager of Fermentation of API facility(2010-2012), Quality Lead Adviser(2000-2010), Analyst-Quality Operations(1992-2000), Senior Lab Technician(1989-1992).

From start to finish, our quality processes are robust. USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Sciences staff of experienced scientists and technicians fully understand the concept of product quality. More importantly, our skilled professionals are well versed in applying in-depth technical understanding to meet your needs. We test. We check. We verify. We are vigilant. We integrate leading-edge science and research to understand and identify the characteristics of our ingredients. We work closely with our suppliers and have learned from over 32 years of experience how to select and test these ingredients prior to manufacturing. This scrutiny yields products that we are confident taking ourselves and recommending to our own loved ones. Ultimately, we go to these lengths to earn and keep your trust. In the event that a mistake is made, we work to correct it by initiating procedures that prevent it from happening again.

In order to bring you products that are both affordable and of the highest quality, we refuse to cut corners. Instead, we rely on our other strengths—strong buying power, reduced overhead expenses, managed distribution costs, and efficient manufacturing. Year after year we have significantly increased our investment in quality above and beyond our industry colleagues. These collective measures result in contemporary formulas that meet today’s needs; products that are developed with safety in mind and are the highest quality in the industry. At USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science, we have the best professional staff to ensure the highest quality products available. Our team of highly qualified scientists and technicians has many years’ of combined experience in the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industry, and in other relevant industries. We have many professional disciplines, including chemists, biochemists, exercise physiologists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, and product formulators. Our team of scientists includes many with advanced degrees, including Ph.D.'s and two M.D.s. We also work with respected industry consultants. All of our lab chemists are degreed and many of our experienced product formulation and quality control staff have professional qualifications which set them apart from their industry colleagues. Some of our scientists have published research and analytical methods in scientific and technical journals. Our scientists have also given numerous presentations on their work at scientific and technical conferences.

USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science has chemists, food technologists, nutritionists, biochemists, microbiologists; some with Ph.D. degrees, an M.D., many M.S. degreed, and many B.S. educated and trained. Our staff comes with many years experience in developing and testing pharmaceutical and natural products, and with professional expertise in quality control, quality assurance, product formulation, product development, pharmaceutical testing and many other disciplines. It takes this whole range of training and skills to truly ensure the highest quality of our products.

Stacey Alexander Chief Scientific Officer
Stacey has a strong work ethic, competencies, and experience that he brings to help USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Sciences growth and success in the industry. He has a chemical engineering degree and 14 years of experience in Pharmaceutical industry. Stacey is self-motivated, attention-to-detail, task-oriented, problem solving leader with proven multi-tasking capabilities and the strong capacity to plan and prioritize. Stacey is exceptionally organized and disciplined with the ability to communicate effectively. Highly adaptable with well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and direct others in a supportive, cooperative team environment. Stacey has experience in many areas such as: Solid dose tablets/Capsules including controlled substances and semisolids. Oral Solutions, Oral Suspensions, Creams, Ointments, Personal Care Products, Powders, Liquids and Plasma proteins (such as Fibrinogen and Thrombin).

Stacey also has Extensive Methods and Equipment Experience: Pre-formulations, Formulations, Tech Transfer, Scale-up to launch. Equipment Validation (IQ, OQ, PQ), Process Validation, Cleaning Validation, Validation protocols, Stability Testing, P&IDs, Tank farm set-up, AutoCAD, Production Supervision, Capital projects, Equipment troubleshooting, Project Management, CAPA, R&D Liaison to QA/Regulatory Affairs, FDA inquiries. Stacey also has sound knowledge of FDA regulations, ANDA submissions, Regulatory Affairs and QA procedures. Stacey has Extensive lab instrumentation experience including HPLC, FPLC, GC, Malvern Particle Size Analyzers and Varian Dissolution Apparatus, Hardness & thickness testers, Refractive Indexers, UV analyzers, Tablet presses, In-line homogenizers, Colloid mixers, Tablet coaters, Blenders, and Granulators including fluid bed.

Prior to joining USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Sciences team Stacey worked for several years at Direct Pharmaceuticals as a Senior R&D Formulation Scientist/ Process Engineer and Contracted work for Azo Pharma, Coldstream Labs, and ANI Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Direct Pharmaceuticals he worked for Qualitest for 7 years in various roles including: Production Supervisor, Stability Chemist/Finished Product Chemist, and Research and Formulation Manager. At Qualitest he formulated new generic drugs (OTC and RX) such as: Valproic Acid, Amitriptyline, Albuterol Sulfate, Metoclopramide, APAP/Codeine, etc.; and also worked on creams, ointments, gel caps and capsules. He also worked on test methods for APIs, preservatives, related compounds, and residual solvents for raw material, solid, semi-solid and solution NDAs and ANDAs and supervised team consisting of eight R&D chemist and analytical chemist, two formulators, and three engineers. With Stacey as USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Sciences CSO we believe we will be able to continue to grow in our industry and branch out into other areas due to his wealth of knowledge and experience.
USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science has the management team, products and development projects needed to create the foundation for a strong, sustainable Sports Nutrition & Pharmaceutical company. In addition to the experience of the first line management team, USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science is backed by a distinguished group of generic industry veterans. Their backing and experience has made it possible for USA Pharmaceuticals & Sports Science to advance their pipeline in a short period of time.