“Why should a business be forced to order more than it needs?”
This was the question Brent Roth kept asking himself. So in 2001, he founded UST and vowed to do something unheard of within the industry. He wanted his company to provide small-scale production runs for contracted manufacturing services.
Since then, UST has grown and we are now able to handle scale runs of all sizes. This is largely due to UST’s dedicated management team. Composed of nutritional product veterans, our staff recognized the need to supply personalized services that feature quality, science-based dietary supplements. Their vision and understanding is why UST is now one of the nation’s leading producers of high-quality dietary supplements.
At UST, our sales team is different from your typical sales representative. Our sales team members are industry experts and truly understand the science behind the supplements. So, if you have questions about customizing a supplement during a meeting, they can walk you through the necessary modifications needed to achieve your goals. It’s all part of our personalized services. We are committed to delivering a larger spectrum of services, all tailored to your needs.
Brent Roth (President / CEO) – Brent Roth is a truly engaging conversationalist. He is extremely passionate about UST and loves to create new nutritional and dietary supplement formulas. Some like to say Brent is “old school” when it comes to business, but Brent just enjoys building relationships face-to-face. He says the best way to start off a long-lasting partnership is with a good handshake.
Brent founded UST in November 2000 and opened its doors in January 2001. He has been the President, CEO, and owner since UST’s inception and is still extremely active in the day-to-day operations. Brent holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah and has been a driving force in the Dietary Supplement industry for the past 27 years.
Before UST, Brent was employed with Nutraceutical Corp (NUTR:NASDAQ) for 14 years. He held the following positions: Vice President of Technology, President of Vitamins and Minerals (Solaray and Makers of KAL), and President of Monarch Labs (contract manufacturing and mineral manufacturing). When Clarte and Bain Capital bought out Solaray and created Nutraceutical Corp, Brent assisted and helped with the IPO. He was also a key member of the coalition that achieved DSHEA legislation.
Brent currently lives in Davis County, Utah, with his wife and seven children.
Andrew Saunders (CFO) – Andrew is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. He holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting.
Andrew has 18 years of experience with manufacturing companies in a variety of industries. Most recently as the Chief Accountant at a $500 million petroleum company.
He is experienced in process improvement and has a history of improving financial reporting and internal controls. As CFO, Andrew oversees the Finance, Accounting, Human Resources and Information Technology areas of the company.
Ron Elinkowski (Executive Vice President, Sales) – Ron has personally worked with numerous direct response and dietary supplement marketers over the past 30 years. He has helped companies such as TriVita, Beachbody, Guthy-Renker, Blue Vase Marketing, and Time Life sell millions of products through the direct to consumer advertising channel. Ron came to UST Manufacturing after 8 years with Great Falls Marketing and 20 years with Convergys Corporation, where he held numerous management positions across Operations, Client Services and Sales.
Ron built his career around the belief that people want to work with those they trust. He works hard to create mutually beneficial relationships and long-term partnerships. He is excited to be a part of the UST Manufacturing team, because he believes in the exemplary quality and delivery time of the dietary supplements manufactured at UST, which are beneficial to the overall health of individuals.
Ron received a BS degree in Technical Sales from Weber State University with an emphases in Biomedical Science. He enjoys staying active through activities such as weight training, hiking, and snow skiing. When he isn’t working, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Ron finds a great deal of satisfaction helping and serving others in his community.
Wendy English (Vice President of Strategic Business Development) – Wendy has spent nearly 30 years in the dietary and nutritional supplement industry primarily in the manufacturing arena and has spent the majority of that time with UST MFG. During these years in the industry she has worn many hats ranging from finance, purchasing, warehousing and logistics to human resources, and customer service.
With her expertise in strategic and process improvement, Wendy is the logical person for strategic business development here at UST.
When not at work, Wendy enjoys living in Davis County and traveling on family get-a-ways enjoying the great outdoors that Utah has to offer.
Kent Skidmore (Vice President of Operations) – Kent Skidmore is filled with drive determination and passion for life.
Occupationally, Kent is a proven Leader with 25 years of Operations, Manufacturing and Quality experience. He is a results-driven executive with 2 years as Plant Manager and 13 years of cross functional multi Plant Staff level experience; successfully implemented and executed Lean Manufacturing principles and cost cutting technologies in manufacturing and support organizations to achieve aggressive corporate-wide growth, cost targets and profitability margins. Kent has expert skills in team building, staff leadership, policy deployment, procedure development, problem solving, permanent resolution, ethical integrity and risk management.
Kent has an MBA with a Manufacturing Engineering Emphasis from Utah State University. His undergraduate studies were at Weber State University in Business Administration and Chemistry. He has extensive experience, 23 years in high volume manufacturing at Autoliv (Automotive Safety Products Supplier) where he became a LEAN principles expert. And 2 years of experience as a Plant Manager for Chromalox. They design and manufacture industrial heating products which are highly engineered and fabricated in a job shop environment.
He believes in work-life balance and is engaged in coaching youth sports for too many years. He loves the thrill of victory and tolerates losing only as long as something can be learned from it. He enjoys a healthy lifestyle and keeps in shape thru distance running and some gym time before work. Somehow, he completed the Skyline 50 Ultra Marathon and is not recommending it to anyone! One of his most favorite things is to spend vacation time with his family and friends cruising the world.
He lives in Davis County, Utah with his wife and 4 children.
At UST, we pride ourselves on our old-school approach. We feel that face-to-face interactions are the best way to form successful relationships and long-lasting partnerships. Our clients are our most valued assets, which is why we also put such an emphasis on valuing loyalty. Our clients are our family, and it’s our dedication to their goals that allows us to grow with them.
To be the most trusted and respected nutritional and dietary supplement contract manufacturing company.
To create long-lasting partnerships with our customers by providing them with the high quality manufactured products that meet their specifications 100% of the time.
We promise to be as passionate about our business as you are about yours. We’re committed to evolving with the industry and are dedicated to finding new ways to improve. We win through teamwork and individual accountability, and we believe in sharing the benefits of our success.