Meet Our Team
President/CEO, UAS Labs
Wausau, WI USA
Kevin Mehring received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemistry in 1994. While advancing rapidly through his first career phase at the global chemical/coatings company PPG Industries, Kevin obtained his MBA from Marquette University. In 2007, Kevin joined probiotic ingredient manufacturer Danisco A/S (now DuPont Nutrition & Health) where he held three positions over 6 years – Global Product Manager, Global Business Director and finally Director of Sales – Americas – Supplements & Pharma. Most recently, in 2013, Kevin joined forces with Lakeview Equity and his business partner, Dr. Greg Leyer, to acquire majority ownership of UAS Laboratories.
Dr. Greg Leyer
Chief Scientific Officer, UAS Labs
Dr. Gregory Leyer is a world renowned probiotic expert. After receiving his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Food Microbiology and Toxicology, Dr. Leyer started his career at Abbott Nutrition in Medical Nutritional Product Development, focusing on innovative probiotic solutions for adults and children. Dr. Leyer then held several positions at Danisco-DuPont Nutrition and Health, including Global Probiotic Technical Director and Global Business Development Director–Consumer Healthcare, all with an emphasis on Probiotics. At UAS Labs, his Chief Scientific Officer responsibilities span leading gold standard clinical trials, quality, regulatory affairs, strategy development, technical service and comprehensive instructional training activities. Dr. Leyer has authored and co-authored several papers in the areas of probiotic clinical results, application know-how, and safety parameters.
Chief Operating Officer, UAS Labs
Wausau, WI USA
Ronald Pillsbury brings UAS Labs over 30 years of experience in leading complex enterprises. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and went on to attain an M.A. from the University of Chicago. Ron has worked extensively in the supplement industry, with past roles including the VP of Operations for Pharmavite as well as the COO of NOW Foods. He currently oversees the day-to-day operations and efficiency of UAS Labs’ state-of-the-art probiotic manufacturing facility. He is also responsible for managing the manufacturing and administrative functions of the organization in accordance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, and organizational goals and policies.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Prairie Farm, WI USA
Ken Seguine brings UAS Labs over 25 years of experience in the natural products industry with innovative and leading companies such as AVEDA and Intelligent Nutrients. He attended UCLA and UCI Irvine where he studied plant cell biology. He currently serves as secretary of the State of Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council as well as two Natural Product Industry (NPA) committees.
EVP- Quality & Continuous Improvement
Wausau, WI USA
Michele is an ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence with over 15 years experience in organizational leadership and manufacturing quality management systems in the dietary supplement, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. Michele’s focus is on culture evolution, executing business strategy consistently and reliably, improving products and processes to meet customer needs, and regulatory compliance.
Director of Product Development & Management
Srikanth is an expert in designing dietary supplement product formulas. He boasts over seven years of experience working in the probiotic industry, with more than four of those years studying regulatory requirements of various countries and developing technical dossiers for international regulatory submissions. Srikanth received his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 2007 and went on to receive his Master’s in Pharmacy from Banaras Hindu University, in Varanasi, India. He currently oversees our UAS Labs India team.
International Sales Manager
Kansas City, MO USA
Grace brings UAS Labs over 15 years of global experience in the dietary supplement industry, specifically in the digestive category. She received a BS in International Business and Management and then went on to receive her master’s in Hospitality Management. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese and is a firm believer in leading an overall healthy lifestyle.
Madison, WI USA
Raksha received her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, and Economics and Management from Beloit College and is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She brings UAS Labs over 5 years of probiotic experience in the areas of R&D and sales. She is fluent in her native language of Kannada (South Indian) and is a firm believer in the powerful benefits of probiotic supplementation.