November 18/St. Francis, Wis./Prepared FoodsMagazine -- The National Seasoning Manufacturers Association (NSMA) named Tim Sonntag president for a two-year term. He is the vice president of Quality and Technical Services for Wixon Inc.

Sonntag was appointed to the position at the 2008 NSMA Annual Meeting held during the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in New Orleans on July 1. The NSMA seeks to promote and continue scientific study in the food seasonings industry and improve relations between the industry, related associations, and U.S. food regulatory agencies.

Sonntag has been employed by Wixon for more than 22 years. In his role, he is responsible for Wixon’s quality, sanitation, food safety and regulatory compliance functions. Sonntag is also chairperson of the American Spice Trade Association’s (ASTA) Government Relations committee, a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in food chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and his Master of Business Administration degree in management from the University of Wisconsin -– Whitewater.

He resides in Greendale with his wife, Jill, a senior food technologist for Wixon, and their two sons.

From the November 24, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash