Senior Flavorist Voted In As SFC President

Senior Flavorist Cynthia LipkaCynthia Lipka, Bell’s Senior Flavorist has been appointed President of the Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC) for 2014-2015.

Cynthia became a member of SFC in 2000. During her time she served two years as treasurer and one year as vice-president. As president, Cynthia will lead the group and direct the initiatives for the year. In addition, she will select committee chairs for about 17 various committees, who serve alongside the president.

The Society of Flavor Chemists is a not for profit organization devoted to the advancement of the field of flavor technology and related sciences by encouraging the exchange of ideas and personal contacts and by sponsoring and conducting meetings, lectures and symposia. The SFC is comprised of approximately 350 certified and apprentice members.

Before serving on the SFC board, Cynthia had 17 years of service with the Chemical Sources Association, which is a sister-organization to the SFC. Their goal is to provide aroma chemicals and raw materials which are FEMA GRAS but not commercially available. She served as Acquisition Committee Chairman for many years, and then became the secretary and then President twice as well as Chairman of the Board for this group.

“Early in my career, I was exposed to volunteering and I have been active almost from day one,” states Lipka. “Being an integral part of an industry I love is the only way I know how to be.”