CoValence is an FDA registered, cGMP compliant, ISO 22716 certified contract development and manufacturing company of topically applied drug and personal care products. Since 1989, we have developed and manufactured award-winning products that set brands clearly apart from the competition. We know that to stay competitive, you need more than a manufacturer for your product. You need a partner with the experience, in-house capabilities, and commitment to quality to get your products from concept to market swiftly. With our advanced 90,000 ft2 facility and 30 years of manufacturing and development know-how, CoValence is dedicated to helping you meet current demands and stay ahead of the competition.
Our mission is to produce the highest quality skincare products and deliver exceptional service to our customers while fostering a culture of employee ownership and mutual respect.
Registrations and Certifications
CoValence is an FDA registered, cGMP compliant, and ISO 22716 certified contract development and manufacturing company of topically applied cosmetic and OTC formulations.
CoValence’s R&D, sales, and marketing teams look at all formulas with the same scrutiny as a line developer. We think around all marketing and branding pathways, as well the core philosophy of our clients’ brands. The irreplaceable collaboration that we have with our clients frees them to do what they do best…build their successful brand.
100% Employee Owned
CoValence employees are 100% owners which gives them a personal responsibility to always look to improve our company. This ‘voice’ is vital to the health of CoValence and clients’ continued success. Our clients tell us that one of our points of difference from other manufacturers is our personalized and attentive customer service. Exceptional customer service does not just start and stop with our Account Executives on the front lines, the on-going positive culture at CoValence involves all staff members, no matter which department they work, to effectively listen, communicate, encourage, educate, and strategize with the goal of facilitating progress and success for our clients.
Linda Walker started CoValence from two ideas; one, that a personal fascination with skin care products and ingredients could possibly be translated into a business, second, that while natural botanicals and biological ingredients were standard components in skin care back in the late ’80s, there was next to no data on what made some ingredients work much better than others to achieve therapeutic results.
Linda and CoValence have developed thousands of distinctive Cosmeceutical, Dermocosmetic and OTC products, many of which are distributed by some of the most prominent and trusted brands in the industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Pete Vlcek has been placed in a number of roles at CoValence, allowing him to develop a macro-perspective that has helped him grow into his current role of Chief Executive Officer.
Since Pete has been with CoValence from the ‘early years’, he maintains valuable exposure to product development and customer service, giving him a unique, hands-on perspective which has proven to be invaluable for CoValence and CoValence clients.
Chief Sales Officer
John Wochner began his career at CoValence in 1996. Similar to all the other tenured employees, John has been able to gain work experience in a variety of ways with CoValence.
In 2013, John began his current role of Chief Sales Officer which entails overseeing all client accounts, customer service, including international business and regulations. John has proven that the best experiences in life are not what you plan for, but what you work to achieve.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim McCoy is a certified public accountant in Arizona and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona.
In 2014 Jim became the Chief Financial Officer of CoValence where he is responsible for all accounting and finance functions. Jim has dramatically improved CoValence’s strategic processes and functionalities in a short time making CoValence an even stronger company.
Director of Marketing and Product Development
John Stanek has successfully served many roles as a vital part of the growth of CoValence. John was promoted to the role of Director of Marketing and Product Development in 2017.
John is responsible for managing a highly celebrated R&D team. He has an ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and passion for development; He understands and covets science and formulating, in addition to having an affinity for marketing.
This unparalleled combination of talents has helped to keep CoValence’s standing as a maverick skin care development and manufacturing leader.
Chief Operations Officer
Sina Gomez started with CoValence in 2001 spending her earliest years working in various departments until settling into a compliance and operational role.
Sina acquired an AAS in Organizational Management in 2022 with a focus on communication, leadership, and team dynamics.
Sina was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Sina’s primary focus is to monitor, identify and correct gaps in performance and improve efficiencies while ensuring compliance with GMP and industry regulations.