Jeremy Thompson Named Chief Operating Officer for FONA International

July 31, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Deirdre Burgess

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Jeremy Thompson Named Chief Operating Officer for FONA International

Geneva, IL, July 31, 2019 

Jeremy Thompson has been named Chief Operating Officer for FONA, developer and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions for many of the world's leading food, beverage, and nutritional companies.

Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Joe Slawek said Jeremy’s vision and leadership are assets for the company.

“Jeremy’s track record shows a focus on true partnership. I know he will continue to drive for business growth and performance, while maintaining our award-winning culture,” Joe said. “He’s a proven and effective leader. The Slawek family and I are thrilled to see FONA’s future unfold under his leadership.”

Jeremy, previously Executive Vice President of Revenue Generation, has 20 years of experience in the food industry and joined FONA in 2018. During his time with the company, he has led teams that achieved multiple revenue records, including a record quarter in Q2 2019. Jeremy is an active and influential member of FONA’s Executive Leadership Team, with the responsibility of growing the business and talent through strategic vision and creative approaches.

Jeremy said he is honored to lead the FONA Family, a group of people that wow him every day.

“I’m so grateful to the incredible people in the FONA Family. This is a group of driven and creative professionals. From the manufacturing floor to the lab to the front office, they find a new way impress every single day.” Jeremy said. “What an honor this is. It’s an exciting time, and I can’t wait to see what we all can do together.”

Other FONA News

  • Jim Ellis has been appointed to the Executive Leadership Team. Jim joined FONA in 2017 and serves as Vice President of FONA’s Grain and Healthcare, Dairy & Confections Business Units.

  • John Fishel has been promoted to Technical Director for the Beverage Business Unit and Adam O’Leary has been named Principal Analytical Chemist in Research & Innovation.

About FONA International, Inc.

Now celebrating 30 years, FONA International creates and produces flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, nutritional companies in the world. It offers flavor solutions for the confection, grain, beverage, performance nutrition, and emerging markets from its state-of-the-art, 33-acre campus in Geneva, IL. FONA’s seven core values drive it to pursue excellence and foster incredible partnerships. More than just great flavors – FONA provides complete market solutions.