Synergy Appoints Three To Executive Team

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Wauconda, IL — Synergy Flavors, Inc. has added to its management team with the appointments of Mike Brown to vice-president of research, development and innovation; Parveen Werner as associate director of marketing; and Scott Manion to associate director of purchasing.

Brown joins the flavor house from The Coca-Cola Co., where he was director of global ingredient function and research. In his new role, he will lead the company’s innovation and business strategy development as well as employee engagement.

Werner will oversee Synergy’s corporate responsibility initiative development, food and beverage market strategies and public relations plans. She brings more than 20 years of experience to her new role, and previously worked for Barry Callebaut AG, Hillshire Brands and Heinz.

Leading Synergy’s North American procurement team, overseeing global sourcing of vanilla and expanding into other global flavor categories, Manion joins the company from Kraft.

“We are thrilled to enhance our deep bench of experience in the food and beverage industry with these accomplished new team members, who have great track records of success,” says Rod Sowders, president and CEO of Synergy. “Each of them bring their own brand of expertise and leadership to the company, to support our robust growth and further our standing as an industry leader. We’re looking forward to seeing them be successful right along with the company.”