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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kit Barmann
FONA International Inc.
1900 Averill Road, Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 578-8443

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Luke Slawek Named President, FONA International

We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Slawek to the role of President here at FONA International. As we wrap up our first 25 years of business, Luke represents a new generation of leaders dedicated to the creation of new opportunities for shared successes with our valued business and community partners.

As President, Luke will continue to lead FONA’s international expansion strategy, as well as oversee the organization’s efforts to develop new technologies and solutions that provide direct benefits to customers and drive FONA’s industry-leading growth rate.

“It is an honor and a privilege to work with my son each day,” says Chairman and CEO Joseph Slawek. “I am truly grateful to have this opportunity and to have watched Luke grow in the business over the past 17 years. It is a proud moment for our family and one of great promise for the future of FONA, our customers, and our community.”

“The culture my father built here truly does attract the best and brightest individuals, and I feel blessed every day to be part of this organization,” says Luke. “It is an honor to be named President and I look forward to serving our organization as it grows for decades to come.”

Luke has previously held the role of COO and VP of Business Units and Innovation where he led FONA’s efforts in flavor creation, food and beverage applications, marketing, new technologies, sensory, analytical, manufacturing, inventory control, facility maintenance and planning.

He will continue his active role in the Kane County community, serving as vice chair on the board of directors of the Fox Valley Christian Action organization and member of the chairman’s advisory panel for the Kane County Court-Appointed Special Advocates. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors and an Officer for FONA International.

ABOUT FONA INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Founded in 1987, FONA International creates and manufactures flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical companies in the world. It offers flavor solutions for the confection, grain, beverage, performance nutrition, OTC and emerging markets from its state-of-the-art, 33-acre campus in Geneva, IL. FONA International has established a reputation as the forward-thinking, independent solution provider in the very competitive flavor industry.