Brookside Flavors C Ingredients LLC, a provider of food flavorings to both sweet and savory end markets, and a portfolio company of Brookside Equity Partners LLC ("Brookside Equity" or "BEP"), announced the appointment of Sarah Staley to succeed Rudy Dieperink as chief executive officer. Effective June 12, 2024, Dieperink will step down from his role as CEO and Staley will assume the position. Over the coming weeks, Dieperink will be working closely with Staley to ensure a seamless transition for BFI's employees, customers, suppliers and other partners.


Dieperink has served as CEO of Brookside Flavors since October 2020. Under Dieperink's leadership, BFI has experienced significant growth, developed world-class facilities, and fostered a strong culture of customer service and quality. After transitioning from his CEO role, Dieperink will become an Operating Adviser at BEP, where he will continue to support BFI, with a primary focus on BFI's MCA strategy.

Staley has dedicated her career to building leading commercial operations for businesses selling high-value ingredients. A biochemist by training, Staley brings a wealth of technical knowledge to customer interactions and a unique ability to create innovative and clean-label solutions across a broad range of food applications. At her roles at the Kerry Group, FrieslandCampina and most recently at Grande Cheese's Custom Ingredients Group, Staley built enduring relationships with leading CPG and food service customers that use many of the products BFI supplies across its sweet and savory business units. Staley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Biochemistry from the University of Limerick, Ireland and a Diploma in Management Practices from the Irish Management Institute.