FONA International Announces New Hires in Grain, Beverage and Emerging Business Units

October 18, 2011

FONA is pleased to share information on the hiring of three new team members.



Jennifer Fitzgerald, Applications Technologist — Grain Jennifer comes to FONA from the food/drink ingredient industry with experience in product development. In her previous role, she worked with customers to develop ingredients for products that met their needs and their consumers’ demands. Now, as a member of FONA’s grain team, Jennifer works with customers to develop complete taste solutions for their finished applications. She has a B.S. in food science and nutrition from Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois.

Tim Michelotti, Food Scientist — Beverage Tim has 10 years of experience in the food and beverage industry — five in the performance nutrition industry doing product development for powders, bars and RTDs and five in the juice industry as a food scientist, doing research projects and pilot testing new equipment. At FONA, Tim is a member of our Beverage team, assisting with flavor applications for both dry and liquid mixes. He has a B.S. in dietetics from Bradley University.

Shannon Wilson, Sr. Applications Technologist — Emerging During her more than five years’ experience in the food industry, Shannon has contributed to the successful development and commercialization of several notable bakery and dairy products. She has also been published in the Journal of Nutrition and Journal of Food Science. As a member of FONA’s Emerging business unit, Shannon works with customers to meet their custom flavor needs in applications such as OTC, pharmaceutical and flavor enhancers. She has a B.S. in food & nutrition/dietetics from Loyola University, Chicago, and an M.S. in food science and human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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