Symrise Flavors (Teterboro, N.J.) hired William Antonace as executive vice president of operations and services North America. Also, Symrise GmbH & Co. KG (Holzminden, Germany) acquired the British flavor manufacturer Flavours Direct (Corby, England).
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.'s (Chilton, Wis.) Insta Grains plant completed the Food Products Association (Washington) audit with successful results.
Enzymotec (Migdal HaEmeq, Israel) announced it intends to penetrate the functional oils market in Southeast Asia and the western Pacific.
Century Foods International (Sparta, Wis.) named Nicole Lemus sales manager.
Virginia Dare (Brooklyn, N.Y.) named Anton Angelich group vice president of marketing.
Protient Inc. (St. Paul, Minn.) entered a joint venture with the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA, Kansas City, Mo.), using Protient's proprietary technology and expertise to produce value-added whey proteins from DFA's whey supply.
D.D. Williamson Ingredients (Louisville, Ky.) expanded its liquid product line for the Asian market.
Jerry O. Roland, managing director with SPI Polyols Inc. (New Castle, Del.), passed away on March 3.
Chr. Hansen Inc. (Milwaukee) opened its Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with Jens Laugesen in charge of the facility's daily operations.
Blue California (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) named Mark Sysler vice president of national sales.
Petroferm Inc. (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) merged two subsidiaries. Lambent Technologies Corp. will incorporate Hansotech Inc.'s line of waxes and butters.
The Ingredient Based Obesity Solutions Conference will be held June 8-9 in Chicago. More information can be found at www.marcusevansbb.com/IBOS. (Also, see this month's “Abstracts” section.)
Frutarom USA Inc. (North Bergen, N.J.) appointed Ariel Calmanovici chief financial officer and Karla Markwardt West Coast sales executive.
The workshop “Sensory as a Quality Business Tool” will be held June 6-10 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. For more information, visit www.newslow.com or call 888-662-7922.
The Nano4Food Conference will be held June 20-21 at the Wageningen International Convention Centre in Wageningen, The Netherlands. More information is available at www.nanofood.info.
Abresist Corp. (Urbana, Ind.) appointed Luzan & Co. (Torrance, Calif.) as its representative for California.
A&B Ingredients (Fairfield, N.J.) named Kiran Krishnan Midwest regional sales manager and Ricardo Rodriguez food scientist.
International Specialty Products Inc. (Wayne, N.J.) opened a new food applications center in Shanghai.
Carbsense Foods Inc. (Hood River, Ore.) changed its name to Eat Well Be Well Foods Inc. (EWBW).
Degussa Food Ingredients (Trostberg, Germany) began producing texturizing blends in its new unit in Shanghai.
KGK Synergize Inc. (London, Ont.) and LeciGel LLC entered into a joint venture agreement to protect the intellectual property combining a Sytrinol combination and LeciGel's technology, with the intention to jointly commercialize the resulting technology into the functional food and beverage market.
NSF International (Ann Arbor, Mich.) named Larisa Pavlick sales manager.
Chef Solutions (Schaumburg, Ill.) hired Michael C. Casula as chief information officer.
The U.K. division of Cargill (Cobham, U.K.) announced the intent to acquire the global pectin business of Citrico.
Flavors of North America changed its name to FONA International and requests that all correspondence go to its new facility at 1900 Averill Rd.; Geneva, IL 60134. The company also added Michelle Frame as senior scientist, product solutions, with its R&D team.