Prinova, a supplier of high-quality ingredients for the food, beverage, flavor and fragrance industries, promoted Cyndie Lipka from Senior Flavorist to Master Flavorist.
According to Josh Lanagan, R & D Director, “We’re pleased to recognize Cyndie’s level of technical expertise through this promotion, which is matched only by her dedication to the field of flavor science. Flavor science could be likened to an art form and in Cyndie we have a true master artist, creating and designing the flavors that really define our customers’ products.”
Lipka is recognized in the flavor industry as an expert in her chosen field. In June, the board of Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce, Inc. (WFFC) selected Lipka as “Flavorist of the Year” for 2017, one of its Annual Recognition Award recipients.
Lipka has a long and distinguished career in the food industry that spans more than 30 years and is classically trained as a flavor chemist. In fact, Lipka is one of only 350 globally certified flavorists.
In the past she has served as the President of the Society of Flavor Chemists. Lipka was the recipient of the O. F. Stambaugh Outstanding Alumni Award from Elizabethtown College, awarded to alumni in recognition of distinguished professional contributions in chemistry or medicine.
Currently, she is on the Board of Directors for the Chemical Sources Association having served two previous terms as the society’s president. Lipka is also an active monthly contributor to the Perfumer & Flavorist magazine’s section “Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials.”
At Prinova, Lipka serves as our lead Flavorist working in multiple roles; developing flavors for existing clients, assisting the company with new business proposals and projects, and training and coaching other employees to help prepare them for certification from the Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC). Lipka also has long-standing relationships with our suppliers to ensure the company has access to and stays abreast of raw materials as they become available.
Lipka began her career at The Hershey Company and has worked for Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., Sethness Greenleaf Chicago (later Synergy Flavors) and Bell Flavors & Fragrances prior to coming to work for Prinova USA.
Outside of work Lipka enjoys spending time with her granddaughter Olivia, and puts her work as a flavorist into practice in her personal life as an avid baker.