FONA Appoints Executive Vice Presidents and Six Scientists


FONA International, a flavor manufacturer for food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals announced the appointment of Amy McDonald and TJ Widuch as executive vice presidents. Together, they will lead the company's overall revenue initiatives.

"For years, TJ and Amy have been successful and powerful executors of our unique FONA DNA," says Joe Slawek, founder, chairman and CEO, FONA International.

FONA has also added six scientists to its innovation team:

  • Samantha Gardiner joins the company as innovation scientist to focus on microencapsulation and taste modification technologies.
  • Adam O'Leary joins FONA as analytical chemist.
  • Deborah Barber and Robin Prazak join the company as senior flavorists. Barber's focus is on grain applications for cereal, bars, snacks and baked goods. Prazak joins the beverage team.
  • Rosemary Sikora and Jesus Dominguez join as senior scientists. Sikora's focus is on baked goods, Dominguez joins the beverage team with a focus on taste delivery.


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