FONA International (Geneva, IL) has hired Eileen Liu as senior beverage technologist. Liu has more than eight years of experience in the beverage industry, including beverage formulations, product development and quality management. In addition, the company has hired Paul Krause as director of human resources. Krause has 17 years of experience in human resources.
In other news, FONA has announced that Jeff Banes has earned the status of Certified Culinary Scientist (CCS) from the Research Chefs Association. Banes joined FONA’s savory business unit as senior culinary scientist in 2001. He has spent the last several years at the company helping customers overcome their flavor challenges in savory applications such as soups, sauces, gravies, meats and baked goods. Banes has 12 years of experience in the food industry, including concept development, sensory evaluation, descriptive analysis, product improvement projects, cost reduction efforts and culinary recipe conversions.