Global Flavors and Fragrance Company Supports Growth Among Flavor & Fragrance Divisions and Within Internal Departments at Northbrook, IL Facility
NORTHBROOK, Illinois- February 24, 2023 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is proud to announce strategic promotions within the company’s Flavor and Fragrance divisions as well as Internal Operations and Finance departments at its headquarter in Northbrook, IL.
“It’s an honor to have exceptional talent spanning all aspects of our global business at Bell Flavors & Fragrances. These strategic promotions are critical to compounding Bell’s growth and ensuring that we continuously improve our customers’ experiences at every touchpoint, and that starts with engaged employees. Bell will treat our customers like family and lead with our family-first mindset,” said Ron Stark, President & CEO.
Benjamin Stanley, CRC has been promoted to Senior Corporate Chef and Manager of Sweet Applications at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new position, Benjamin will continue managing the Sweet Applications Team, including internal and customer projects. He will continue ideating around and promoting innovative flavors for Bell’s Spark Trends and other programs.
Since joining Bell 3.5 years ago, Benjamin has played a critical role on the Culinary Applications Team, in which he demonstrates a strong commitment
to widening Bell’s flavor market share and boosting Bell’s visibility within the confection and sweet goods industry. Benjamin recently graduated with a Master of Science degree in Innovation from Northeastern University’s D-Amore-McKim School of Business.
Andrew Petrou has been promoted to Flavorist II at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new position, Andrew will continue to ideate around and develop cutting-edge savory flavors for use in a variety of food and beverage applications.
Andrew is a key member of Bell’s Savory team, supporting the Bell Technology & Innovation Center and successfully developing new savory flavors. He was recently accepted into the Society of Flavor Chemists with full certification status and is one of the few certified members specializing in Savory Flavor Chemistry. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Cody Heinz has been promoted to Director of Sales at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new position, Cody will implement and manage Bell’s sales metrics tool. He will engage in a variety of initiatives to support sales goals and equip the Sales team with transparent, effective and efficient sales management data and resource planning.
Cody recently celebrated ten years with Bell, holding roles as an Inside Sales Representative and National Account Manager. Cody earned a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, Management & Operations
from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology & Health from Miami University of Ohio.
Kenny Enriquez has been promoted to Director of Sales at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new role, he will be responsible for implementing and managing key sales metrics. He will support the Sales team with utilizing transparent, effective and efficient sales management data and engaging in resource planning and tracking profitability.
Prior to this role, Kenny was a Sales Key Account Manager and Account Executive at Bell. Kenny holds a Master of Business Administration from Lewis University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Kansas.
Ted Heinz has been promoted to Fragrance Business Development Manager. In this new role, Ted will be a key player in Bell’s business development initiative to continue strengthening the Fragrance division.
Ted joined Bell in 2005 as an Analytical Department Analyst, transitioning into internal sales, then his former position as an Account Manager. Ted holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Business from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
Olu Famoyin has been promoted to Director of Manufacturing at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new role, Olu will lead the Manufacturing, Shipping and Maintenance teams, propelling Bell’s commitment to optimizing productivity, maximizing efficiency, and ensuring full compliance with processes, quality standards and safety policies.
Olu joined the Bell family as an Associate Director of Operations where he worked on manufacturing improvements and adoption of a new ERP system. Olu played a pivotal role in implementing shipping improvements to optimize day-to-day operations. Olu earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
from Rutgers University and has extensive Flavor industry experience leading multiple sites.
Theresa Link has been promoted to Controller at Bell’s Northbrook headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new position, she will be responsible for general accounting, payroll, cash management, internal controls and financial closes for Bell’s Northbrook and New York locations. She will also ensure accurate financial statements and analyses to support the business.
Theresa has been a dedicated member of the Bell family for 17 years. Prior to this role, Theresa was Bell’s Director of Cost Accounting. She possesses expertise in inventory costing, cash management and general ledger, and
serves as a subject matter expert for Bell’s ERP system. Theresa earned her Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Elmhurst University.
Brian Enriquez has been promoted to Director of Cost Accounting at Bell’s headquarter in Northbrook, IL. In this new role, Brian will continue implementing a new product system, working closely with Bell’s Operations Team to evaluate manufacturing labor and overhead rates and tracking incurred costs from raw materials to finished products.
Prior to this role, Brian was Bell’s Senior Manager of Finance and Pricing. Brian earned his Bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning and Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Please join Bell Flavors & Fragrances in celebrating these milestone career moments as they continue to strengthen Bell’s collective expertise and deliver on Bell’s commitment to efficiency, quality and excellence for our customers.
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About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier offlavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India,Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com
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