Leadership

Strong leadership and governance are keys to long-term success at Sensient. The Board is the principal governance and oversight body. The key responsibilities of the Board include approving long-term strategy, protecting and enhancing the Sensient brand, and approving policies and regulations. The Board includes the Chairman and ten directors. Officers of Sensient are the employees elected by the board to provide day-to-day leadership to the organization.

Sensient made the 2020 Women on Boards Honor Roll for being on the Winning "W" Company list for four consecutive years, 2011 - 2014. See full listing here.

Hank Brown

Member of Audit (Chairman), Executive, Finance, Nominating & Corporate Governance and Scientific Advisory Committees

Mr. Brown is President Emeritus of the University of Colorado and Senior Counsel with the law firm of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck P.C. Mr. Brown was President of the University of Colorado from 2005 to 2008, and President of the University of Northern Colorado from 1998 to 2002, in both cases leading the institutions to greater enrollment and financial support. Mr. Brown served from 2002 to 2005 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Daniels Fund, a billion-dollar charitable foundation, where he continues to serve as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Brown served as a United States Senator from Colorado from 1991 to 1997 (serving on the Foreign Relations and Judiciary committees), and served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1991 (serving on the Ways and Means and Budget committees). Prior to that, Mr. Brown served as Vice President of Monfort of Colorado Incorporated (a public food company with international operations, later acquired by ConAgra Foods Incorporated) from 1969 to 1980. Mr. Brown currently serves as a director of Sealed Air Corporation (since 1997) and First Bank Corporation (since 2013). Within the past five years he has been a director of Delta Petroleum Corporation (from 2007 to 2010) and Guaranty Bancorp (from 2008 to 2009); prior to that time he was a director of several other public companies.

Dr. Joseph Carleone

Member of Audit, Compensation & Development (Chairman) and Scientific Advisory Committees

Dr. Carleone is Chairman of the Board of AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC, a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical active ingredients (since December 2015). Prior to this position, Dr. Carleone was President and Chief Executive Officer of American Pacific Corporation (from 2010 to 2015), a leading custom manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals and propulsion products, and a director of American Pacific Corporation (since 2006). Dr. Carleone was Chairman of the Board of American Pacific Corporation from March 12, 2013 until it was acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC on February 27, 2014 and President and Chief Operating Officer of American Pacific Corporation from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Carleone has also served or currently serves as an officer and/or a director of several direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of American Pacific Corporation, including Ampac-ISP Corp., American Azide Corporation, Ampac Farms, Inc., Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC, AMPAC Fine Chemicals Texas, LLC, Ampac Holdings Limited, Ampac ISP Dublin Limited, Ampac ISP UK Cheltenham Limited, and Ampac ISP UK Westcott Limited. From 2007 through 2009, Dr. Carleone served as a director for Reinhold Industries, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of advanced custom composite components and sheet molding compounds for a variety of applications in the United States and Europe. From 2005 through 2006, Dr. Carleone served as Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Irvine Sensors Corporation, a technology company engaged in the design, development, manufacture and sale of security products, software, vision systems and miniaturized electronic products and higher level systems for defense, information technology and physical security for government and commercial applications, and from 2003 through 2005, he served as a member of the board of directors of Irvine Sensors Corporation. Dr. Carleone also served as President of Aerojet Fine Chemicals LLC, a business unit of GenCorp Inc., and Vice President of GenCorp Inc., a manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment, from 2000 to 2005. From 1999 to 2000, he was Vice President and General Manager of Remote Sensing Systems at Aerojet. In addition, he served as Vice President, Operations at Aerojet from 1997 to 2000.

Dr. Carleone received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1968, his masters’ degree in Applied Mechanics from Drexel University in 1970, and his doctorate degree in Applied Mechanics from Drexel University in 1972.

Edward H. Cichurski

Member of Audit, Compensation & Development, Finance (Chairman) and Scientific Advisory Committees

Mr. Cichurski spent 35 years practicing as a CPA for clients throughout the world with the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and its predecessors (he retired from the firm in 2000), including service in Barcelona, Spain, from 1978 to 1981, and service as the Managing Partner of the Milwaukee office (serving Wisconsin and parts of the upper Midwest) from 1989 to 1996. From mid-1996 to 2000, he was at the firm’s National Office in New York working with the firm’s Office of General Counsel. From 2000 to 2007, he served as Executive Vice President of Merchants & Manufacturers Bancorporation and as president of its financial services subsidiary. Following his retirement from that position, he has served as an advisor to several public and private companies on business development, accounting and financial reporting matters. Mr. Cichurski serves on the boards of numerous community and charitable organizations in the Milwaukee area and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Dr. Fergus M. Clydesdale

Member of Audit, Compensation & Development, Executive, Nominating & Corporate Governance and Scientific Advisory (Chairman) Committees

Dr. Clydesdale has had a distinguished career as a university professor and administrator, scientific researcher and advisor to public and private agencies both in the U.S. and around the world in research, product development and scientific policy and regulation to optimize food quality, food acceptability, food safety, nutrition and overall health and quality of life. Dr. Clydesdale’s honors and accomplishments in the field of food science and nutrition are legion. Dr. Clydesdale is currently Distinguished University Professor, Department of Food Science, College of Natural Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Director of the University of Massachusetts Food Science Policy Alliance, which he founded in 2004. From 1990 to 2008, he was head of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Department of Food Science, which at the time of his retirement was ranked nationally among the top three university food science departments in research and the top department in the university in student satisfaction.

In 2010, the National Research Council of the National Academies, based on the performance of the department in the last year of Dr. Clydesdale’s tenure as its head, ranked the department as number one among all Food Science Departments in the United States for Ph.D. research and education. Recently elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Nutrition, Dr. Clydesdale is now a fellow of the four premier societies in the field of food science and nutrition. Dr. Clydesdale is the editor of Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, the top-ranked journal in food science with a worldwide audience. In addition, Dr. Clydesdale has done extensive work related to the science and technology of formulating and measuring natural and synthetic colors in foods and emulsions and the sensory effects, benefits and interactions of food and beverage colorants and flavors. Dr. Clydesdale initiated and organized the University of Massachusetts Food Science Strategic Research Alliance, which has approximately 25 member companies, including many of the major multinationals. He also led the Strategic Research Alliance from 1988 to 2008, along with the Strategic Policy Alliance from its inception in 2004.

Dr. Clydesdale helped in the formation of a venture company (Wesfolk) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to commercialize the scientific discoveries being made by his department. Dr. Clydesdale also has served on numerous standing and special committees of the FDA and the National Academy of Sciences focusing on food and ingredient safety, nutrition, policy and labeling (e.g., he chaired the FDA working panel that evaluated Olestra, the last food additive to gain approval, and in 2009-10 served on an FDA committee that evaluated FDA’s Research Mission), including three terms as chair of the Food Forum of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy. Dr. Clydesdale served as chair and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American branch of the International Life Sciences Institute. He has served on the board of the global International Life Sciences Institute. Each of these entities promotes scientific research to optimize food safety and health globally. He has been active worldwide speaking on the challenges and opportunities of using technology to improve food safety, nutrition and health while increasing the global food supply.

Dr. Mario G. Ferruzzi

Member of Nominating & Corporate Governance and Scientific Advisory Committees

Dr. Mario G. Ferruzzi received his B.S. (1996) in Chemistry from Duke University and his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) in Food Science and Nutrition from The Ohio State University. He is currently a Professor in the Departments of Food Science and Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Prior to joining Purdue University, Dr. Ferruzzi was a Development Scientist in the Coffee and Tea Beverage Development group at Nestlé Research & Development Center, Marysville, OH (2001-2003) and a Research Scientist at the Nutrition & Health and Scientific & Nutritional Support Departments at the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne Switzerland (2003-2004).

Dr. Ferruzzi is recognized for his expertise in analytical chemistry and its applications to food and nutrition questions. His core research interests are in the area of botanical chemistry with emphasis on investigating the impact of the food matrix and processing on the stability, bioavailability and metabolism of health promoting phytochemicals and micronutrients. Dr. Ferruzzi’s research has been funded by federal agencies including USDA, NIH, USAID as well as the food industry.

For his research efforts Dr. Ferruzzi has received research awards from the Institute of Food Technologist (2010 Samuel Cate Prescott Young Investigator Award) and the American Society for Nutrition (2011 Mary Rose Swartz Young Investigator Award) and was named a University Faculty Scholar by Purdue University in 2013.

Dr. Ferruzzi has also served as a scientific advisor to several food manufacturers and associations (International Life Science Institute-ILSI, International Food Information Council-IFIC and Alliance for Potato Research and Education-APRE) providing perspectives on the interface of food and nutrition science and advising in the development and assessment of food products and translational nutrition efforts.

He is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT), the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He currently serves on the editorial board for Nutrition Research, Nutrition Today and as an Associate Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Food & Function.

Dr. Donald W. Landry

Member of Audit and Scientific Advisory Committees

Dr. Landry is the Samuel Bard Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine (tenured) at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and also serves as its Director of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Landry has been a member of the faculty of Columbia University since 1985.

At Columbia, Dr. Landry developed the first artificial enzyme to degrade cocaine and his report in Science was voted one of top 25 papers in the world for 1993 by the American Chemical Society. His discovery that vasopressin can be used to treat shock fundamentally changed intensive care medicine after an international randomized prospective trial supported his published findings and demonstrated a reduction of mortality in moderately severe septic shock.

Dr. Landry has been a Director of Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: TNXP) since October 2011. Between June 2007 and October 2011, Dr. Landry served as a director of Tonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. Tonix Pharmaceuticals is a publicly traded company that develops next-generation medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system, including fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and episodic tension-type headache.

Dr. Landry was co-founder and has been a member of L&L Technologies LLC since 1996. L&L Technologies LLC was formed to develop medications for central nervous system conditions. Dr. Landry was also a co-founder of Vela Pharmaceuticals, which developed several drugs for central nervous system disorders, inlduding very low dose (VLD)-cyclobenzaprine for fibromyalgia syndrome.

Dr. Landry is a leader in the development and ethics of embryonic stem cell research and served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics during the George W. Bush administration. In 1991, he established his laboratory at Columbia University to investigate medical applications of artificial enzymes and in 1998 founded the Division of Experimental Therapeutics. The Division focuses on novel therapeutics for intractable problems such as cocaine addiction, nerve gas intoxication and vasodilatory shock. In 2008, Dr. Landry was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest award that the President can confer upon a civilian.

Dr. Landry graduated from Lafayette College, completed his Ph.D. in organic chemistry under Nobel laureate R.B. Woodward at Harvard University in 1979 and then obtained the M.D. degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1983. After residency in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he returned to Columbia University as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Physician-Scientist, 1985-1990. Dr. Landry has published 106 peer-reviewed articles, authored 31 review articles or book chapters, and holds 34 patents as inventor or co-inventor.

Paul Manning

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Member of Executive (Chairman), Finance and Scientific Advisory Committees

Paul Manning joined Sensient in June 2009 as General Manager, Food Colors North America. His responsibility expanded to include all of Latin and South America. He also assumed responsibility for pharmaceutical, industrial colors and inkjet colors. He was elected to the position of President, Color Group in July 2010. In October 2012, he was elected to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. He was also elected to the Board of Directors. In February 2014, Paul was elected as Chief Executive Officer of Sensient Technologies Corporation.

Prior to joining Sensient, Paul Manning was employed by the Fluke Corporation (Danaher) in mergers and acquisitions integration management and at McMaster-Carr Supply Company in various supply chain management and project management roles. He has also served as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer.

Paul Manning holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt

Member of Finance, Nominating & Corporate Governance and Scientific Advisory Committees

Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt is President and Chief Operating Officer of Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. (since 2009) and also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Tamarack River Resources, LLC (since 2009). She previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. (from 1991 to 2009). Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. is a private company engaged in oil and gas exploration and Tamarack River Resources, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company of which Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. is the majority member. Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt has been with Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc. since 1991. Prior to joining Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc., she was an attorney in private practice.

As President and Chief Operating Officer, and previously as Vice President and General Counsel, of Tamarack Petroleum Company, Inc., Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt has primary responsibility for and extensive experience in a range of strategic and operational matters, including human resources, compensation and employee benefits, financial management and reporting, regulatory and compliance, legal and risk management.

Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt earned a bachelor of arts degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in 1980 and a law degree from Marquette University Law School in 1987. Ms. McKeithan-Gebhardt currently serves as a member of the Marquette University Law School Advisory Board.

Scott Morrison

Independent Director

Mr. Morrison is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ball Corporation, a leading global supplier of innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers. Prior to joining Ball Corporation, Mr. Morrison held senior corporate banking roles at Bank One, First Chicago and NBD Bank, Detroit.

Mr. Morrison is an Executive Committee Member of the Board for the National Association of Manufacturers, and Community Chairman of the Denver Chapter of the Kelley School of Business Indiana University. He previously served as Chairman of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers and as an expert testimony witness to the U.S. House of Representatives Agricultural Committee on Dodd Frank legislation. Mr. Morrison has been recognized as CFO of the Year by CFO Magazine and Institutional Investor.

Mr. Morrison received his Bachelor’s Degree (1984) in Finance from Indiana University and his M.B.A. (1988) from Wayne State University.

Dr. Elaine R. Wedral

Independent Lead Director
Member of Compensation & Development, Executive, Finance and Scientific Advisory Committees

Dr. Wedral has served as President of the International Life Sciences Institute-North America, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that provides a forum for academic, government and industry scientists to identify important nutrition and food safety issues and work toward solutions for the benefit of the general public. Dr. Wedral also serves on the editorial board of “Food Processing” magazine, serves on the board of the Women’s Global Health Institute at Purdue University and continues to work with several industry groups and universities on food science issues in an advisory capacity.

From 1972 to 2006, Dr. Wedral served in various capacities with the Nestle Company, including as President of Nestle R&D Center Incorporated and director of Nestle R&D Food Service Systems Worldwide from 2000 to 2006, and as President of all Nestle U.S. R&D Centers from 1988 to 1999. During her tenure with Nestle, Dr. Wedral developed the strategy and accompanying R&D program for its foodservice systems. Among other things, she was responsible for the reorganization and supervision of Nestle’s existing R&D facilities in North America, with over 700 personnel, and the development, construction and management of a state-of-the-art pet food and nutrition facility, a new beverage, confection and ice cream facility and renovation of a consolidated food and nutrition laboratory, each combining an emphasis on proprietary innovation with production efficiencies and commercialization opportunities. Dr. Wedral holds more than 38 U.S. and European patents in food science, chemistry and foodservice systems to deliver foods and beverages, most related to food flavors and colors and food fortifications (e.g., adding bioavailable iron to fortify a product without discoloring it). Dr. Wedral’s work often helped create product categories (e.g., shelf-stable liquid coffee creamers and refrigerated pizzas) while emphasizing food safety and quality. Dr. Wedral also has experience and expertise in helping to commercialize food and beverage products and delivery systems designed for local tastes and preferences around the world.

Essie M. Whitelaw

Member of Compensation & Development, Nominating & Corporate Governance (Chairman) and Scientific Advisory Committees

Ms. Whitelaw served as Senior Vice President of Operations of Wisconsin Physician Services, a provider of health insurance and benefit plan administration, from 2001 until her retirement in 2010, where she was responsible for managing more than 430 employees. Before that, Ms. Whitelaw served more than 15 years in various executive positions, including as President and Chief Operating Officer (1992 to 1997) and Vice President of National Business Development at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, a comprehensive health and dental insurer. Among other things, while at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ms. Whitelaw was responsible for managing insurance risk underwriting activities, regulatory compliance and the development and implementation of appropriate sales incentive programs. Prior to its merger into another public utility in 2000, Ms. Whitelaw served on the board and on the audit, nominating and retirement plan investment committees of WICOR Corporation, a Wisconsin energy utility.

Ms. Whitelaw is active in the local Wisconsin community. She currently serves on the Milwaukee Public Museum board of directors, the Wisconsin Lutheran Foundation board, the Atonement Lutheran School board and the board of the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of women and their families through education, outreach programs and partnerships. Ms. Whitelaw’s prior board service includes Goodwill Industries, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Greater Milwaukee Committee and Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation.

Paul Manning

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Manning joined Sensient in June 2009 as General Manager, Food Colors North America. His responsibility expanded to include all of Latin and South America. He also assumed responsibility for pharmaceutical, industrial colors and inkjet colors. He was elected to the position of President, Color Group in July 2010. In October 2012, he was elected to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. He was also elected to the Board of Directors. In February 2014, Paul was elected as Chief Executive Officer of Sensient Technologies Corporation.

Prior to joining Sensient, Paul Manning was employed by the Fluke Corporation (Danaher) in mergers and acquisitions integration management and at McMaster-Carr Supply Company in various supply chain management and project management roles. He has also served as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer.

Paul Manning holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Kimberly Chase

Vice President and Treasurer

Kim Chase joined Sensient in 2010 as Treasury Director and became Assistant Treasurer in 2015. Ms. Chase currently holds the position of Vice President and Treasurer, responsible for administration of the Treasury Department and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Sensient, she held both domestic and international treasury positions at Johnson Controls and Snap-on Incorporated. She also founded a business that provided foreign currency management to corporate clients.

Ms. Chase holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Michael C. Geraghty

President, Colors Group

Michael Geraghty joined Sensient as General Manager, Food Colors USA, in April 2011. He was elected to the position of President, Colors Group, in October 2012.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Geraghty founded Ready Solutions Incorporated and managed it for seven years. He also has held managerial positions in GE Plastics and Calgon Corporation.

Mr. Geraghty holds a bachelor of chemical engineering degree from Villanova University and an MBA from Jacksonville University.

Gautam S. Grover

President, Flavors Group

Gautam Grover joined Sensient in 2015 as President, Flavors Group. Prior to joining Sensient, Gautam Grover was Vice President Operational Strategy and Logistics for US Foods, Inc. From 2009 to 2012 he worked as a Business Director and as the Director of Strategy and Business Development for Brady Corporation. From 2005 to 2009 he worked for McKinsey and Company consulting for a global mix of clients on strategy, growth M&A and supply chain management.

Gautam Grover received his Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jeffrey T. Makal

Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Jeffrey Makal joined Sensient in April 1996 as Supervisor, State Taxation. In April 1997 he was promoted to Manager, Corporate Taxation, and in November 2000, to Director, Taxation. He was appointed Vice President, Taxation, in November 2006, and in July 2010 he was elected to the position of Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

Prior to joining Sensient, Mr. Makal held a number of tax-related positions at V/H Associates, Anderson Tackman & Company and Redlin Brown & Company.

Mr. Makal is a Certified Public Accountant. He received a master's degree in taxation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Marquette University.

John J. Manning

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

John Manning joined Sensient in January 2013 as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel.

Prior to joining Sensient, John Manning was Deputy Criminal Chief for the United States Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin. He previously served as a line Assistant United States Attorney in Milwaukee and Washington, D.C., and tried more than 40 criminal cases to verdict. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, John Manning was a litigation associate with Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott in Washington, D.C.

John Manning received his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in history from Stanford University. He received his juris doctor, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. Before attending law school, John Manning served for four years as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy.

Kimberly A. Morin

Vice President, Human Resources

Kim Morin joined Sensient in 2013 as Human Resources Director of the Flavors & Fragrances Group. She quickly developed a strategy and action plan to address key organizational priorities within the Group. Over the last two years, she has been instrumental in implementing changes at the Group level that have created alignment with our strategic direction. She has been an active participant in the recruitment of all key positions (including Account Managers, Directors, General Managers and the ongoing recruitment of a Flavors Group President). She also has worked closely with Corporate and Group management on key compensation and talent management issues, including enhancements to our total rewards strategy, succession planning and leadership development.

Kim has 20 years of HR experience with significant time in manufacturing and logistics, including experiences with multi-site and multi-country operations and unions. Prior to joining Sensient, she held several leadership positions, including Vice President of Human Resources at Harbor Light Hospice, Senior Human Resources Director at Exel, a leading packaging and logistics company, and Corporate Director of Human Resources at Quixote Corporation, a leading manufacturing company of highway safety products.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Administration and Bachelor of Human Justice from the University of Regina. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds certifications in Project Management from the Loyola Executive Education Program and in Change Management from PROSCI.

Stephen J. Rolfs

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Rolfs joined Sensient in April 1997 as Manager, Corporate Development. He was promoted to Director, Corporate Development, in January 1998, and to Vice President, Corporate Development, in November 1998. In July 2006 he was promoted to Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Four years later he was elected to the position of Vice President, Administration. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Administration, in July 2013. Most recently (February 2015), Mr. Rolfs became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Sensient, Mr. Rolfs was employed by Brown-Forman Corporation, a beverage and consumer products company, as a financial analyst and as Assistant Vice President. From 1986 to 1991 he worked as a CPA for the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

Mr. Rolfs holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Robert Wilkins

President, Asia Pacific Group

Robert Wilkins joined Sensient in September 2003 as Sales Manager of the company's Australian operation. In 2004, he became Managing Director of Australia/New Zealand/India. In July 2005 he was promoted to President, Asia Pacific, and in April 2009 he was elected an officer of the company. Mr. Wilkins has significant experience in the flavors and fragrances industry and an extensive knowledge of the Asia Pacific region.