Gary Swanson, SVP Global Quality, Herbalife
Gary Swanson is responsible for the corporate and regional Quality Assurance teams, as well as the Quality Control operations at Herbalife Innovation and Manufacturing facilities in Lake Forest, CA; Winston-Salem, NC; and Suzhou, China. Gary also has responsibility for the Quality Center of Excellence in the United States and Changsha, China. With over 30 years’ experience in nutritional and pharmaceutical quality and operations roles, Gary has been with Herbalife since 2009. Since that time, Gary has assembled a world-class Quality team that has completely transformed the Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions worldwide. Under Gary’s leadership, Herbalife has established a gold standard for the industry in Product Quality for foods, dietary supplements, botanicals and acidified foods by acquiring and developing the appropriate testing capabilities. Herbalife has made a significant investment in this key area and the Quality team has been instrumental in using Herbalife’s efforts to create the very best nutrition products. Gary began his career as a chemist for a Canadian manufacturer of nutritional and pharmaceutical soft gels and eventually oversaw worldwide operations for Banner Pharmacaps. Gary has focused a substantial part of his career on designing new facilities and helping various companies to improve product and process quality.