Jeremy Thompson Named President of FONA International

September 18, 2020
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Jeremy Thompson Named President of FONA International

Geneva, IL, September 21, 2020 

Jeremy Thompson has been named President of FONA International, developer and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions for many of the world's leading food, beverage, and nutritional companies. In addition to the role of President, Jeremy will continue to retain the Chief Operating Officer title.

“I am privileged to name Jeremy as President and Chief Operating Officer. Jeremy continues to empower our Executive Leadership Team and our next gen leaders each day” said Joe Slawek, Chairman and CEO. “He has demonstrated excellence in his performance and character while uniquely serving our customers, employees and stakeholders, especially with changing times during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

With 20 years of experience in the food industry, Jeremy has helped guide FONA with his diverse background knowledge and growth mindset. Jeremy began as Executive Vice President of Revenue Generation at FONA in 2018 where he helped lead teams to multiple revenue records while also serving as an active and influential member of FONA’s Executive Leadership Team. He was then promoted to Chief Operating Officer in July 2019 where he continued to serve FONA’s valued partners and helped grow business and talent through strategic vision and creative approaches.

“I am so thankful that Joe, the Slawek family and FONA have trusted me with this incredible responsibility,” he said. “It’s been a blessing to have the opportunity to work for FONA and grow both professionally and personally under Joe’s leadership. At the end of the day, it’s truly our people and our culture that make FONA so special, and I am extremely confident in the future of FONA with all of them surrounding me.”

In his new role, Jeremy will be responsible for growing the business while continuing his day-to-day operations. He will empower FONA’s executive leaders, sales team, and next generation leaders to grow both themselves and the business, while delivering value for customers and stakeholders.

“The Slawek family and I are very excited for FONA’s future under Jeremy’s leadership,” said Joe Slawek. “His elegant leadership style and peaceful presence are truly a gift, and his dedication to embracing FONA’s culture and values has shown him to be a true leader, one which we are thankful to have help guide our customers and our business.”

About FONA International, Inc.

Founded more than 30 years ago, FONA International creates and produces flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, and nutritional 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’s seven core values drive it to pursue excellence and foster incredible partnerships. More than just great flavors — FONA provides exceptional service and complete market solutions.