According to Lane, “We are very excited to have someone with Jeff’s track record join Ottens Flavors. He will play an integral role in shaping Ottens’ strategic vision and in expanding our market share.”
Gerdes joins Ottens Flavors after serving as vice president of sales for Autocrat Inc., a supplier of coffee and tea extracts. He was also previously employed by Firmenich, serving as business development manager, director of sales and vice president of sales.
From the October 28, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News.