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QPSI Leaders

Mike Ricketts - President & CEO

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Mike (Kenneth) Ricketts founded QPSI in 1992 and has grown the company to its current global position, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. As a result, QPSI is currently the largest privately owned contract packaging company in the USA.

Mike's keen eye for innovative businesses has driven his involvement in a variety of projects that span beyond the QPSI enterprise. That includes the successful startup of PEP, a project management company skilled at executing marketing promotions from award to launch.

Similarly, he has channeled his passion for leadership beyond his companies, by mentoring young athletes and aspiring business people toward achieving their personal and professional goals. Mike is the majority owner of QPSI and serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for QPSI's Board of Directors.

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Shawn Smith - Chief Financial Officer


Shawn's responsibilities with the QPSI team include directing the organization's financial planning and accounting practices as well as its relationships with lending institutions, members and the financial community by providing both operational and programmatic support. He also oversees the Information Technology and Accounting departments.

Shawn is a leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes. His willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit has been proven during his 18 year career. He has experience in various roles as Financial Analyst, Director of Finance and Corporate Controller. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of JE Berkowitz, LP, a premier high quality architectural glass fabricator in the United States and prior to that, served several key financial and operational roles with Gerresheimer Glass Inc. in Vineland, NJ.

In addition to his professional experience he has also gained knowledge by earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and an MBA from Rowan University. He is also a certified public accountant.

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Brian Frost - Senior Vice President of Corporate Quality

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Brian comes to QPSI with several decades of experience in virtually all areas of supply chain management, manufacturing and packaging, technical services, CMO management and manufacturing network strategy. Brian has held leadership roles his entire career, making significant impacts at companies like Pfizer and most recently, Frost BioPharma Services, an organization providing technical program management and regulatory compliance remediation consultant services to the BioPharma industry.

Brian will be leading the Quality Team to elevate and drive Quality and Compliance at QPSI, with the commitment to enhance the horsepower to accelerate and deepen that culture across the organization. 

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Kelly Wall - Vice President of Quality


Kelly joined QPSI in 2013 as the Corporate Quality Director where she had oversight for quality across all facilities. In 2014 she was promoted to Vice President of Quality, where she oversees quality policy and strategy for compliance, risk management, regulatory, and customer interface.

Kelly joined QPSI with 22 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical/OTC manufacturing and packaging arena. Prior to QPSI, she was employed at Menasha Packaging and GlaxoSmithKline where she was responsible for Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance. She is a Certified Quality Auditor, holds her HAACP Certification and is a Veteran of the US Army.

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Nicholas Goblirsch - Vice President of Human Resources

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Nicholas has over 15 years of experience as a strategic and results-driven Human Resources professional in multiple industries. Within his career he has proven his effectiveness by establishing cultures of servant leadership, designing disciplines to exceed organizational goals, and developing  HR teams to become strong, strategic, and value-add departments.

As QPSI’s Vice President of Human Resources, Nicholas’s responsibilities begin with leading Human Resources practices and initiatives that provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment and engagement. Nicholas holds a BA in Fine Arts, minor in Communications, from York College of Pennsylvania. Drawing from his education and collegiate sports experience,  Nicholas utilizes his creative background and a strong sense of team building to align high-performance talent with the unique goals of the organization. 

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