March 3/Piscataway, N.J./Press Release -- Robert M. Weinstein, Ph.D., has been promoted to president of Robertet Flavors USA effective March 1. He assumed that role in addition to his responsibilities as president Robertet Ingredients and chief operating officer Robertet USA. He succeeded Peter N. Lombardo, who has retired after 40 years of service with the company.

Weinstein joined the Robertet team in 2012 and has been implementing strategic changes throughout the entire U.S. organization to position the company for growth in 2014 and beyond.

John I. Simons has been promoted to senior vice president, Robertet Flavors USA. In addition to his present responsibilities leading the Flavor Sales and Marketing teams, Simons will now also lead the Flavor Creation and Development groups. 

Simons joined Robertet in 2012 and brought over 30 years of experience in the flavor industry to the team.