FONA International (Geneva, IL) has named Dianne Gill sensory analyst. Gill joins the company with 13 years of experience in sensory evaluation. The company has named Deirdre Kurland product solutions manager, beverage. With 10 years of experience in the beverage industry, Kurland’s responsibilities include leading the applications team for the beverage business unit, coordinating and overseeing all beverage project work.
In addition, FONA has named Scott Schiller business development manager, beverage. In his new job, Schiller is responsible for the alcoholic beverage segment of the company’s beverage business unit. Ketan Shah has been named senior flavor chemist. With over 15 years of flavor chemistry experience, Shah's responsibilities include developing flavors for the beverage business unit as well as mentoring junior flavor chemists and flavor trainees.
FONA has promoted Dana Sanza to junior flavor chemist. Sanza recently passed her five-year apprenticeship exam, earning her the title of junior flavor chemist by the Society of Flavor Chemists.