Bell Flavors & Fragrances Makes Executive Leadership Appointments


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Northbrook, IL — Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. has promoted Cody Heinz to vice-president of U.S. flavor sales at its headquarters in Northbrook, IL. Since joining Bell in September 2012, Cody has held positions with increased responsibility, most recently serving as the director of U.S. flavor sales.

In his new role, the company says Heinz will drive the strategic direction of and oversee Bell’s Flavor Sales division, with a continued focus on growth and performance through all stages of the customer experience.

Justin Kozlowski has been promoted to vice -president and commercial general manager of flavors. He joined Bell in June 2023, previously serving as the vice-president of beverage, flavor creation & application.

Mike Smith has been promoted to vice president of flavors and fragrances, quality compliance, operational excellence and environmental health & safety. He has been with Bell since July 2020, previously serving as the senior director of manufacturing at Bell’s Middletown, NY facility. He will now be based in Northbrook, IL.

In his new role, he assumes executive leadership and is responsible for overseeing and developing strategies, policies and procedures for Bell’s quality compliance, operational excellence and environmental health and safety teams.

Additionally, Smith will be responsible for maintaining relevant sustainability and quality management certifications and ensure ongoing compliance with local and federal food, chemical and occupational safety regulations.

Kenneth Beecher has been promoted to director of manufacturing at Bell’s Middletown, NY site. He has been with Bell since 2018, previously serving as the associate director of manufacturing since 2022.

In his new role, Beecher will manage all safety, quality and service goals in accordance with Bell policies, SQF standards and government regulations.

He’ll also lead the Middletown team as a member of Bell’s Food Defense, HAACP, GMP, Food Safety and Quality Development and Recall teamse.

“Congratulations on all well-deserved promotions at Bell Flavors & Fragrances.  I thank these experts for their leadership and look forward to their continued success as they inspire Bell employees to uphold total customer satisfaction,” says Ron Stark, president & CEO.