Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc., which recently highlighted flavor trends, has hired two new employees to join its Northbrook, Illinois, headquarters.
With broad experience in the flavor industry, Jorge Kalafatic, is senior flavorist in the sweet creation division. As a member of the Society of Flavor Chemists and the Institute of Food Technologists, Kalafatic's background includes senior flavor chemist with Fuerst Day Lawson in Phenix City, Alabama, and senior flavor chemist positions with Takasago de Mexico and Ungerer & Company, and flavor manager with Kerry Ingredients and Flavors.
With over 17 years' experience in several planning positions, Jorge Pena has joined the Bell Flavors & Fragrances team asplanning manager. His past experience includes warehouse manager and material control at FONA. Pena also holds a B.S. in Business Operations and has acquired certificates from APICS as Certified Production and Inventory Control and Lean Manufacturing.