Brad Kelley joined the MANE organization over seven year ago as VP of Operations to lead the fast track growth and expansion of the team. Under Kelley’s leadership, the US facilities boasts two expanded manufacturing sites and a newly constructed state-of-the art Creative Development Center spanning 85,000 plus square feet.
In 2013, Kelley was promoted to Chief Operations Officer with the added responsibilities of Business Development and R&D functions. Kelley’s extensive experience in operations, both nationally and globally, provides the leadership to MANE’s world-class innovation and technology vision to drive our success within the flavor and fragrance industry.
“With Mr. Kelley’s conviction, determination and commitment will deliver sustainable growth defined by MANE’s values, I am confident of our present and future success under his leadership, “stated Michel Mane.
“MANE Values are committed to creating a fun, safe and “best place to work” environment investing in our future growth.” Those words were spoken by Ken Hunter 15 years ago when he became president of MANE , Inc. Today as we announce Ken’s retirement those words will forever be part of Mane’s culture.
“Ken Hunter’s leadership and commitment to excellence has resulted in double digit growth for MANE, Inc.,” stated Michel Mane. With a proven track record within the flavor and fragrance industry, Ken’s vision and strategy has created the need for expansion. With his passion for the industry and his belief in the MANE team, what was one location is now four in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, and employment has increased from less than 100 employees in 2000 to almost 500 today.
Hunter will remain part of the MANE team to ensure a smooth transition to the new president.