GALE K. BENSUSSEN
President, Leiner Health Products, one of the world's largest manufacturers of vitamins, nutritional supplements and over-the-counter drugs.
Mr. Bensussen, a founding executive of Leiner Health Products, has held a key role since 1974 as the company evolved from a basic importer of bulk chemicals into an industry leader in self care consumer products. His expertise in product development, marketing and building business partnerships has enabled the company to grow in an increasingly competitive environment. Mr. Bensussen's emphasis on accountability has proven effective whether working with internal team members or equity partners. His management of complex legal and regulatory affairs has contributed to the company's success in new product development, contract manufacturing and over-the-counter (OTC) product development.
Mr. Bensussen has developed international partnerships, building a manufacturing plant in China and establishing product development agreements with OTC and pharmaceutical companies in numerous countries. He is a past representative of the Transatlantic Business Partnership.
He has contributed both time and resources to support research in university centers across the United States. He recently led the development and fundraising efforts to establish the Analytical Laboratory for Nutritional Supplements at the USC School of Pharmacy.
Mr. Bensussen is a frequent speaker on health-related topics and serves on numerous boards and committees that develop standards for manufacturing and promote consumer protection.
B.S., 1970 University of Southern California, School of Business
J.D., 1974 Southwestern University School of Law
Member of the Los Angeles Country Club, the California Club, and the Balboa Yacht Club.
Interests include boating, golfing, cooking, international travel and USC sporting events.
Married 35 years to wife, Jane, also a USC graduate
Residence in Santa Monica and Newport Beach, California
Two children: Lane, a graduate of Chapman University and Adrienne who attends Orange Coast College.
Leiner Health Products
901 East 233rd Street
Carson, CA 90745
Phone: (310) 952-1348
Fax: (310) 952-7763