Firmenich has announced the appointment of Patrick Salord to vice president of Creation for the Taste & Beyond division, effective immediately.
Salord will use his expertise to drive the Creation Community to explore new boundaries by fostering collaboration, expertise-sharing and continuous learning.
A principal flavorist with more than 25 years of experience, Salord joined Firmenich two decades ago as a dairy flavorist and has since honed his flavor creation expertise across a range of applications. He holds a bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of Versailles Saint Quentin and a master’s from ISIPCA (Institut Supérieur International du Parfum).
As Creation vice president, Salord will establish the Taste & Beyond Creative School as an industry benchmark and develop the career paths and future capabilities of Firmenich’s Creation Community, with a focus on key strategic growth areas within the food and beverage industry, including plant-based proteins and natural and clean label solutions.
Based in Firmenich global headquarters in Geneva, Salord will report to Amaury Roquette.
Salord said, “I am very excited for this opportunity to build upon the amazing legacy and talent of Firmenich’s Creation Community. I am passionate about maximizing the role and impact of our flavorists. I look forward to growing capabilities and developing digital tools that will empower us to explore new boundaries of creativity.”
Emmanuel Butstraen president, Taste & Beyond, said, “Our Creation Community is at the heart of our business and our flavorists are key to enabling our ambition to lead in diet transformation. Patrick’s experience transforming our Naturals Platform fruits tonality, and his leadership developing numerous superior natural ingredients and clean labels solutions will be a huge advantage in enabling us to meet evolving consumer needs with an accelerated pace of innovation.”
Amaury Roquette, vice president of Naturals Platform, Creation and Portfolio, said, “We are very excited to have Patrick take on this integral role. I am confident that his unique combination of know-how, energy and vision, along with his deep customer understanding and collaborative approach, will serve him very well and help to drive even greater impact within our business while harnessing and developing the outstanding talent of our creators.”