FONA named a fastest-growing company, names new hire

September 1, 2009

FONA International, creator and manufacturer of flavors and flavoring ingredients, has been named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country by Inc. 5000 for the third consecutive year. FONA’s three-year sales growth of 55% made it one of only 14 food and beverage companies in Illinois to receive this recognition. It’s also the only flavor company to make the list.

“This is wonderful recognition of our commitment to development and growth, which is five times the standard in our industry,” said Joe Slawek, President and CEO of FONA International. “Our success is built on collaboration with our customers and employees and enables us to continue to serve them and our community in important ways.”

The Inc. 5000 list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

In other news, FONA has hired Dana Sanza as Flavorist in the Beverage Business Unit. Sanza is a certified member of the Society of Flavor Chemists and has been working in the flavor industry for nearly 10 years, the first six of which were with FONA. In her new job, Sanza works with customers to help develop flavor solutions for their beverage application needs. Sanza is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.

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