Comax Appoints Michael Crain as Senior Flavorist

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Michael E. Crain has been appointed as senior flavor chemist at Comax Flavors. Crain will lead the creative flavor labs in the company's Melville headquarters, along with its upcoming NJ innovation center in fall 2017.

A certified member of the Society of Flavor Chemists and the Institute of Food Technologists, Crain comes to Comax after serving as the sweet goods senior flavor chemist at IFF/Ottens. He has spent 35 years in the flavor industry, with positions at IFF/Ottens Flavors and Fritzsche Dodge & Olcott (BASF)/Givaudan Flavors.

“We’re excited to have Michael join Comax’s team. Michael has extensive creative flavor experience for sweet goods, beverage, dairy and savory applications and will be a valuable asset to our company and will be instrumental in the continued growth of Comax Flavors,” said Peter J. Calabretta Jr., CEO, Comax Flavors.

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