FONA International, developer and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions, has announced the promotion of four employees, all of whom are IFT members.
Rebecca Wagner has been appointed vice president of growth platforms. A FONA employee since 2006, she will continue to build customer loyalty, leading tolling and driving growth for the company’s high tech solutions such as TrueTaste.
John Fishel has been appointed vice president of beverage. Fishel, an employee since 2008, will have direct responsibility for the company’s Beverage Solutions Manager as well as the beverage flavor creation and marketing teams.
Additionally, Jason Mittelheuser has been promoted to solutions manager for the Beverage Business Unit, where he will lead the applications team. Julie Laughter has been promoted to senior market manager and will collaborate closely with business unit leaders and focus on business strategy, sales enablement and effectiveness, and marketing and pricing.
IFT member Maggie Sadowsky recently launched 8 Track Foods, an organic canned bean company offering classic black beans, blonde chickpeas, and dark red kidney beans. Sadowsky previously founded The Culinary Architects, a firm specializing in food product design. A Certified Food Scientist with a BS in food science from The Ohio State University, Sadowsky has had a hand in many successful product launches during her 20 years in the food industry.
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