Ottens Flavors announced its appointment of Jeff Gerdes as its new vice president of business development and marketing. In this position, Gerdes will oversee all sales and marketing activities, including strategic direction and management of the company’s worldwide business development and marketing initiatives.
According to Ottens Flavors CEO Gary Lane, “We are very excited to have someone with Jeff’s track record join Ottens Flavors. He will play an integral role in shaping Ottens’ strategic vision and in expanding our market share.”
Gerdes joins Ottens Flavors after serving as vice president of sales for coffee and tea extract provider Autocrat Inc. He was also previously employed by Firmenich, serving as a business development manager, director of sales and vice president of sales with the company.