Frutarom USA Inc. (North Bergen, NJ) has named Michael Britten-Kelly vice president research and development. Britten-Kelly has served as vice president and business manager of aroma chemicals since he joined the company two years ago. In his new role, he leads the R&D team and continues to focus on improving and creating new product offerings in the food and dietary supplement categories. In addition, Britten-Kelly works with business managers to establish a pipeline of new extracts, hydrocolloids and products for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical segments. He also supports the flavor division by identifying new technologies and applying them to areas where they are needed. Prior to joining Frutarom, Britten-Kelly was with Chemicals Inc., IFF, Fritzsche, Dodge & Olcott, and Bush Boake Allen.