Bell Flavors & Fragrances Adds 5 To Key Roles


Northbrook, IL — In support of strategic growth efforts, Bell Flavors & Fragrances is hiring five individuals, including in newly created positions at company headquarters.

Kathleen Hoppie joins the company as senior quality systems manager responsible for the development, implementation and auditing of quality systems and prerequisite programs related to SQF certification and customer audits. She comes to the company from Morton Salt, Inc. supplier quality manager and audit program manager. Previously, she was the supplier quality scientist at Mars Wrigley.

Dr. Thomas Mangos joins the Northbrook Regulatory Team as director of regulatory affairs – flavors, focusing on the USDA/New Technology Regulatory product lines and supporting other regulatory programs. Prior to joining Bell, he worked as regulatory manager at Harvest Hill Beverage. Mangos also held various technical positions at Symrise, Wild Flavors and Dragoco.

The Sweet Applications Team is being expanded with the addition of Katie Knapp, who will focus on bakery and pastry clients in addition to supporting the broader team on confections and dairy desserts. She is a Certified Research Chef through the Research Chefs Association with a degree in baking and pastry from the Culinary Institute of America.

Also joining the company is Chris Curran in the newly created position of director of human resources, U.S., reporting directly to Maureen West, senior director, global human resources. He is tasked with ensuring strategic alignment of human resources policies and programs including talent acquisition, performance management, employee training and development, compensation, change management, benefits and employee relations.

Rama Rengarajan, PhD. joins the company as the new director of analytical sciences, responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic analytical plans. He will lead, co-create and execute analytical processes, methodologies and upgrade the department as needed for flavor and fragrances analytical needs, the company says.