About Ascent Naturals

Ascent Naturals was started by two experienced professionals from FDA-regulated industries - Marty Ford and Sharon Peek.  Their experience spans the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, and medical device industries.  That 55+ years spent in operations, product development, supply chain, engineering, customer service, and quality provided a unique skill set that was fully utilized from Ascent Naturals' conception through its start-up and operation.

​Ascent Naturals started as a hemp extractor.  Why hemp extraction?  The primary reason was the desire to offer natural products that truly help people.  The founders maintain a strong belief in hemp and the benefits that this amazing plant offers.  They wanted to ensure trustworthy, high-quality hemp extracts and products were available in the marketplace. 

The founders also realized that hemp is but one weapon in nature's arsenal.  So Ascent Naturals pivoted to become a contract manufacturer of personal care topical products, dietary supplements, and OTC/Drug topical products.  Today, Ascent Naturals manufactures and packages products ranging from gummies (the fastest growing segment of our business) to Bag-On-Valve (BOV) sprays.  We offer formulation services for gummies and topicals; and, we package into just about every conceivable configuration.

How can we help you succeed?  Give us a call, or send us an email, and let's discuss how! 

A Message from our Co-Founder and CEO

“After more time than I care to admit in the medical device, nutraceutical, and OTC industries, I’ve developed a set of philosophies that I believe ensures success. It’s really very simple, but for some reason, these basic principles are forgotten or ignored in companies big and small.”

  1. Be honest in every aspect of your business.

  2. Provide your customer with what they want, when they want it.

  3. Treat every employee as if they are the most important asset of the company, because they are.

  4. Always make time to listen to the stakeholders in you company – customers, employees, vendors. Every point of view is a piece of the puzzle that helps lead to success.

  5. Never allow your company or it’s employees to stop learning. Thinking, innovation, and creativity are absolute musts for survival.

  6. There is always room for improvement.

  7. Have FUN!

- Marty Ford  

March, 2019