Meet Our Team
President/CEO, UAS Labs
Madison, 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. In 2013, Kevin joined forces with Lakeview Equity and his business partner, Dr. Greg Leyer, to acquire majority ownership of UAS Laboratories where he serves as President/CEO.
Dr. Greg Leyer
Chief Scientific Officer, UAS Labs
Madison, WI USA
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. As Chief Scientific Officer at UAS Labs, his contributions span gold standard clinical trial development, regulatory affairs, strategic external collaborations, application and bioprocess R&D, technical service, and comprehensive instructional training activities. Dr. Leyer has authored and co-authored numerous 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 College 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.
Regional Sales Director – Asia
Kansas City, MO USA
Grace brings UAS Labs over 17 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 degree in Hospitality Management. She is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese and is a firm believer in leading an overall healthy lifestyle.
Harold (Buster) Fox
Senior Director of Sales – North America
Branson, MO USA
After 8 years of service in the Navy, Buster joined the dietary supplement industry with a passion to improve people’s lives. For the past 12 years he has formed successful partnerships focused on growth in proprietary ingredients, contract manufacturing, and private label sales. Buster is an extremely driven individual with a love for the outdoors, family, and friends.
Director of Sales – Pacific West
Portland, OR USA
Erin is an accomplished business leader who brings a diverse set of experience and skills to UAS Labs. With over a decade in the Nutritional Supplement and Dairy Processing industries, she has held roles in operations, business development, and client services. Erin looks forward to leveraging her skills and industry knowledge as she partners with customers to exceed their expectations in innovative probiotic solutions. Erin received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Vermont. She is passionate about natural health and wellness and makes exercise and healthy eating a core part of her daily life.
Technical Marketing Manager – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Luisa joins the UAS Labs team with over 15 years in the nutritional supplement industry, ten of which have been dedicated to probiotics. Luisa found her love for the nutraceutical sector shortly after graduating from the University of Milan with a degree in Bio-organic Chemistry. Her healthy lifestyle, which includes mountaineering and vacations in remote areas, serves as a compliment to her love for natural based product lines. Luisa is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, and German and is currently studying Arabic. She uses foreign language as a way to not only communicate with people but to shorten distances as well.
Regional Sales Director – Midwest U.S & South Asia
Madison, WI USA
Raksha received her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, and Economics and Management from Beloit College and completed an MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She brings UAS Labs over 7 years of probiotic experience in the areas of R&D, marketing and sales, and oversees UAS Labs sales team in India. She is fluent in her native language of Kannada (South Indian) and is a firm believer in the powerful benefits of probiotic supplementation.
Regional Sales Manager – Northeast
Jim brings over 15 years of experience in sales and business development of proprietary ingredients within the nutritional supplement industry to UAS. During that time, he successfully partnered with companies in the dietary supplement, functional food & beverage, and sports nutrition spaces. He holds a B.B.A. in Business & Management from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. Jim is a sports enthusiast and a believer in an active lifestyle.
Sales Director – Emerging Markets
Jeremy joins the UAS Labs team with over 20 years of experience in the natural products industry. In those years, he held a variety of positions including sales, marketing, product development and general management. He also brings over 10 years of international business development experience and is conversational in Spanish – both key to supporting his customer base! He has served on various executive boards including the Board of Council for Responsible Nutrition. Jeremy will also be influential as UAS Labs looks to expand into the Companion Animal probiotic space. Growing up on a farm and being an animal lover his entire life, he will help bring innovative ideas and products to the companion space he cares so deeply about!
Director of Sales – Mountain West
Justin has been in the Dietary Supplement industry for over 13 years. Starting with a small contract manufacturer in the formulation department and working closely with an organic chemist that taught him the details of developing efficacious finished products. He has held positions with a broad range of small and large contract manufacturing companies and understands the importance of quality and cost in the current competitive land scape. He looks forward to using his knowledge and experience to help his customers develop products that benefit their customers. Justin graduated from BYU-Idaho in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing. He currently lives in Cove, UT, with his wife and 6 children and enjoys playing sports and trying not to get hurt.