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Robertet has named Robert Weinstein as president of Robertet Flavors US, replacing Peter Lombardo, who retired from his position on Feb. 28 after a 40-year career with the company.
“Peter always represented Robertet with pride and competence. His invaluable contributions to our company and the industry will not be forgotten,” said Philippe Maubert, President Robertet SA.
Weinstein will assume the president role in addition to his current responsibilities as president of Robertet ingredients and COO Robertet USA. Weinstein joined the Robertet team in 2012 and the company said he has been implementing strategic changes throughout the entire U.S. organization to position the company for robust growth in 2014 and beyond.
On a similar note, Lombardo was instrumental in driving Robertet’s growth over the years, both as a member of the board of directors and the global leader of the ingredients division. Lombardo received numerous recognitions from various organizations and customers during his career including the IFRA NA Eric Bruell Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the FEMA Dr. Richard L. Hall Distinguished Service Award in 2013. His other positions in the industry included: president and board member of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States (FEMA) and Fragrance Material Association (FMA); and various long time board memberships for the International Fragrance Association North America (IFRA NA); International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) and Research Institute of Fragrance Materials (RIFM).
Meanwhile, John Simons has been promoted to senior vice president, Robertet Flavors USA. In addition to his present responsibilities leading the flavor sales and marketing teams, Simons will now also lead the flavor creation and development groups. He joined Robertet in 2012 and brought over 30 years of experience in the flavor industry to the team.