GENEVA – FONA International in Geneva has hired Ron Fogel as executive vice president of operations, the company announced in a news release.
FONA is a developer and manufacturer of flavor solutions for many of the world’s leading food, beverage and nutritional companies, the release stated.
“Ron has a proven ability to get results, grow incredible teams and execute winning strategies,” FONA President Amy McDonald stated in the release. “He will serve FONA as the voice of operational excellence and strategic supply chain, with a laser focus on quality and safety.”
Fogel brings more than 20 years of executive experience in the food, beverage and ingredients industries, particularly within operations, manufacturing and supply chain, the release stated.
At FONA, Fogel will lead efforts for continuous improvement, optimizing systems and processes and 24/7 audit readiness, the release stated.
Fogel’s skillset includes a focus on leading people, driving continuous improvement and rapid problem-solving, the release stated.
Fogel has 16 years of experience working within the flavor and flavor ingredients industry, as well as an understanding of working with juice, baking ingredients and dairy ingredients, the release stated.
His early career was in engineering, which quickly led to a path of plant management, regional operations management for multi-site, multi-region manufacturing at companies such as Cargill, Fleischmann’s and Rhythm Superfoods, the release stated.