National Flavors Company Names Brian Briggs CEO

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Brian Briggs will succeed Dan Hinkle as CEO of National Flavors Company, effective April 2, 2020.

National Flavors Company (NF) has announced Brian Briggs has been named CEO, effective April 2, 2020.

Briggs has more than 25 years of experience helping industry-leading organizations grow through strategic planning, operational excellence and M&A. He has successfully led public, private and private equity owned businesses.

Most recently Briggs served as president of TIC Gums, Inc., a 110-year old solutions provider of specialty ingredients. He received a bachelor of science degree in finance and economics from Cornell University and has completed executive programs through Harvard, Stanford and the Wharton School of Business.

He succeeds Dan Hinkle, National Flavors’ current CEO, who will transition to the board of directors. The leadership change coincides with an investment from The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm.

“I’m honored to join the talented National Flavors team, and I look forward to working with them to implement strategies which will leverage the strong foundation that has been built,” Briggs said. “We will continue to be focused on providing solutions and a customer experience which allows our partners to achieve their growth expectations.”

“I am excited to welcome Brian to the team at National Flavors,” Hinkle said. “His business development skills and experience integrating acquisitions will help us to further fulfill our mission of delivering joy through flavor.”