AAK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, announced Sneha Karthikeyan has joined the US Customer Innovation team as senior confectionery scientist. Karthikeyan will oversee all co-development activities at AAK’s Customer Innovation Center in Edison, N.J.

As senior confectionery scientist, Karthikeyan will use AAK’s wide range of fat and oil solutions to help AAK confectionery customer partners accelerate innovation, increase speed to market, and enhance productivity at AAK’s Customer Innovation Center.

Karthikeyan previously held positions in product development and process development at Mars US and completed an internship at Cadbury, India. She recently earned a Master of Engineering Management from Iowa State University and earned a Bachelor of Technology in Food Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, India. 

With coast-to-coast Innovation Centers, the versatility provided by one of the broadest lines of plant-based oils and fats in the industry, and more than 150 years of experience, AAK answers the most demanding product development challenges, co-developing value-adding solutions with customers.