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Milt Gillespie, President

To get a sense of how Milt Gillespie views his role at Mariposa Labs, consider the word Kaizen. Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement throughout all aspects of life. When applied to the workplace, Kaizen emphasizes all functions of a business, from the sales team and product development to employee training and the production line.

Add to this Energy and Accuracy and you get a picture of an owner who is passionate about his business. Milt is continually looking for new means to provide the best value and the highest quality products to our clients. 

Lisa Swain, Sales Manager

“It is refreshing to have good Communications!” says one client. “Lisa is totally on top of her game and we always know where we are in the process.” Lisa Swain brings 20+ years in sales and management to the Mariposa team. Her responsiveness keeps our clients in the loop at all times. Lisa is also a tremendous industry resource for current trends and ideas. 

Mary Hamilton, Quality Control Manager

Mary Hamilton brings 14 years of experience in the personal care products industry. Her #1 objective in establishing and maintaining Mariposa’s exceptionally high standards is Compliance. “We mirror the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices [GMP],” says Mary. “Every aspect of product production is detailed in our Standard Operating Procedures. Everyone is trained to these standards which are reviewed and updated annually.” 

Dave Thompson, Manufacturing Manager

Flexibility is Dave Thompson’s byword. Where Mary assures every process proceeds by the book, Dave balances customer demand, real-time inventory, filling capacity, staffing and even weather fluctuations to maintain a smooth flow of products through the facility. Dave has spent 18 years in manufacturing and the last 13 years in the personal care products industry. His creative approach to using equipment efficiently has earned Mariposa many new and repeat clients.

Kelly Kropf, Technical Director