These are the people who you will be working right alongside to make sure your product is exactly the way you want it. From the initial concept to the final shipment, we’re in this with you.
Brandon Smith | President & CEO
Brandon Smith is the Founder and CEO of Formulife Inc. His intensity and vision has lead this company, and more importantly its employees, towards business and personal success. His growth-mindset, and vibrant leadership has taken Formulife Inc from start-up to over 80,000 feet of manufacturing with a multitude of capabilities including full laboratory services. Formulife life has consecutively climbed the ranks of the INC5000 with Brandon as its hands-on CEO. To this day, he loves being involved in the formulation and marketing process and is looking at new opportunities relentlessly.
Scott Fuhrman | Vice President & Chief Operations Officer
Scott has been an integral part of Formulife Inc. since day one. He began as the Vice President in 2009 and became Chief Operations Officer in 2010. From label verification to flavoring and everything in between, you can trust that Scott has participated in a hands-on way in the creation of your supplement. Thus, you can expect a high level of quality and sophistication when it comes to the products we manufacture.
Prateek Pahuja | CFO
After receiving his MBA in business in 2012, Prateek worked his way up the ladder through several reputable companies from Associate to Consultant. In 2015 he began working for Formulife Inc as Financial Comptroller and quickly became a valuable asset to the company. In 2019 he was promoted to CFO and has continued to show outstanding attention to detail while contributing to the ongoing success of Formulife Inc.
Kelly Crawford | General Manager
Kelly has been with us since 2016, and has a strong background in management. Kelly keeps things moving in the office. She oversees the sourcing of raw materials,
With over 20 years of experience in Customer Service, Management and the Sport Nutrition industry, Kelly made the move to Contract Manufacturing back in 2016.
Her career began with family-owned Smoothie Factory franchises in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, back when EAS was top dog on the supplement shelves.
In 1999, while finishing her degree, Kelly started working for Lone Star Distribution, a wholesaler for sports nutrition products. Starting as a sales representative, she worked her way up the ladder finishing her 17 year career as General Manager of their largest distribution center and Operations Manager for all warehouses.
“Moving to the manufacturing side was a big change, but it feels like home. I’m so proud to be a member of the Formulife family and do my part to ensure it succeeds. It doesn’t matter what side of the industry you’re on, one thing remains the same and that’s making sure the customer gets the best service and product!”
Married with 2 children, Kelly keeps plenty busy as well cheering on her son in college football and her daughter in competitive swimming. They’re her pride and joy!
Meaghan Fuhrman | HR Manager & Associate General Counsel
Meaghan has been with Formulife Inc since the early days as well. She began as an assistant to the CEO and through hard work and dedication received a promotion to HR Manager. In 2014, Meaghan received a Doctor Of Law from University of Tulsa earning her an additional position as Associate General Counsel for Formulife Inc as well. Meaghan helps to communicate company policies and procedures as well as promote understanding within Formulife Inc. Meaghan has been integral in building a quality company culture within Formulife Inc and continues to go above and beyond to maintain a positive work environment.
Erika Oltermann | Lab Manager
After earning her BS in Biochemistry from the University of North Texas, Erika was hired at Formulife Inc as a QC Chemist. She quickly showed an impeccable work ethic, so when a Lab Manager position opened up, we knew she was the right person for the job. Erika oversees all lab operations. Every product that comes into and out of our facility is lab tested and verified for quality control. Erika makes sure everything from protein to capsules is examined, literally, under a microscope to ensure that you receive the best ingredients and products available.
Michael Caine | Research & Development
Michael (Mike) worked for his first few years at Formulife Inc as a lab technician. In 2019 he was promoted to formulator and is now running his own lab where he creates ingredient profiles to client specifications. Using what he gained from working in our testing lab, Mike ensures that all Formulife products are made with the highest quality ingredients around. He also creates incredibly delicious flavor combinations. Want to refresh your flavor profiles? Talk to Mike!
Ben Misumi | Quality Control
Beginning his venture into the quality realm in the medical device world in 2006, Mr. Misumi has spent over 10 years learning aspects of quality systems for manufacturers, distributors, and brands. For over a decade, Mr. Misumi has collected knowledge and experience in the food and beverage industries, dietary supplement industry, and cosmeceutical industry and the quality regulations that govern over those arenas.
After completing his Bachelor of Science of Biology degree in 2013, Mr. Misumi focused in on learning the finer points of national and international compliance, governmental regulatory agencies, SOP development and implementation, and GMP systems. During his tenure, he has created multiple programs and policies for HACCP, Safety, Food Defense, equipment and cleaning validations, supplier qualification programs, and many more for various businesses across the United States and abroad.
In 2017, Mr. Misumi attained his Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Certification (CMQ/OE) (In 2019) from the American Society of Quality (ASQ).
Luke Schwan | Director of Operations
Luke Schwan started his professional career with 8 years of active duty military service in both the Air Force and Army. His passion for mechanical engineering then carried him into a career in the manufacturing sector, first spending 9 years in the printing and packaging industry, and then into Dietary Supplements with Formulife in 2018. Luke’s degree is in Social Theory and he enjoys leading a team, educating his employees and working to solve problems of all types.
Lori Barnhouse | AR/AP Assistant
Lori began working for Formulife Inc in 2016 as AR/AP Assistant. Nothing flies under her radar. Because of Lori’s attentiveness, you can rest assured that your account is secure and in good hands.
Tex Glisson | Director of Sales
Tex has a ten-gallon hat that holds twenty gallons. He is “The Most Interesting Director of Sales in the World.” This Texas native left to study Business Management & Entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University in 2006 and eventually settled in Dallas, Georgia. He entered the health & wellness industry working in sales at a distribution company then transitioned into manufacturing. It only seemed fitting for the Lone Star state native, who lives in Dallas, Georgia and goes by Tex, to return to his roots with a company based out of Texas. Tex believes in earning respect the old-fashioned way, through hard work and ingenuity. Today, Tex serves as Director of Sales at Formulife where he oversees new customer acquisition and business development.
Mayra Gonzalez | Office Manager
Mayra is another “OG” of Formulife Inc. She began as an assistant in the early days of the company and worked her way up to Office Manager in 2016. Mayra keeps the ship running efficiently.
Cory Hamilton | Plant 1 Warehouse Manager
Cory came to Formulife Inc in 2017 with 8 years of warehouse management under his belt for Lonestar Distribution. Cory manages our Plano warehouse and excels in management and team building. His attention to detail ensures that all products are packaged properly and mailed with reasonable rates in a timely manner. Cory is consistently implementing improved warehouse policies and procedures.
Jaime Bautista | Plant 2 Warehouse Manager
Jaime has been working for Formulife Inc for 4 years and manages our Allen warehouse. He makes sure that we have all products needed to ship your stock safely, on time and in the most cost effective way. Jaime excels in management and warehouse operations, and we are confident that your shipment is in good hands!