Bell Flavors & Fragrances is proud to announce that Tom Fortman, Bell’s Vice President of Manufacturing, has been welcomed on as one of four new board members of the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce & Industry in January 2018. Tom will be holding his position on the board for three years.
The Chamber of Commerce & Industry for Northbrook helps connect the bridge between people and businesses with networking, marketing, and community outreach programs for over 50 years. It also helps educate fellow residents about the village of Northbrook. According to the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce’s website, “The Chamber is organized to advance the interest and serve as the voice of the commercial, industrial and retail communities of the Village of Northbrook and its trade area. Our membership reflects the true diversity of the Northbrook business community with active participation from small and large companies like Allstate, Nestle Pizza Division, and Underwriters Laboratories, with each industry sector well represented.”
Tom Fortman has had his entire career within the food industry, and has been with Bell Flavors & Fragrances for the past 20 years in its headquarter location in Northbrook, IL. Among his many duties and roles he plays at Bell, he is responsible for quality assurance (QA), regulatory compliances, engineering, purchasing, and production from various Bell manufacturing sites across the globe.
Tom has expressed his concerns regarding the dip in the job market for manufacturing positions. One of his goals as a board member is to address this concern and help attract new employees to the manufacturing operations within the area. Bell Flavors & Fragrance is looking forward to seeing the positive impact that Tom will bring to the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s board.