Meet Our Team

With a calculator in one hand and financial wisdom in the other, Casey Close is the Senior Accountant who transforms complexity into clarity.

Senior Accountant
Casey Close

For the role of Culinary Director, who better than a renowned chef with over twenty-seven years of experience? After transitioning from the kitchen to the research lab, David Bass got busy creating a sales-and-customer-driven approach for new product development.

Culinary Director
David Bass

Developing and improving FRF’s equipment and products are what Daren Coonrod does best. He has numerous patents in the Specialty Seeds and Oils area and applies his outstanding knowledge to taking Flavor Reddy Foods innovation to the next level.

Sr. Global Director, Innovation, R&D, and Quality Systems
Daren Coonrod

In a world driven by dollars and cents, Meagan Del Sarto is the Financial Visionary who transforms transactions into tales of triumph in pursuit of financial excellence.

Accounting & Finance Senior Manager
Meagn Del Sarto

With a vigilant eye and a passion for sustainability, Sean Devine champions safety and environmental harmony.

Corporate Environmental Safety Manager
Sean Devine

Nicole Edders wields her visionary prowess, orchestrating the journey from concept to market success with unparalleled finesse and flair.

Product Development & Commercialization Manager
Nicole Edders

Dayana Fang Wu turns flavors and textures into sensory masterpieces, infusing innovation into every culinary creation. With a palate as refined as her scientific methodology, she brings a symphony of sensations to food, ensuring that every bite is a delightful journey of taste and texture.

Product Development Scientist
Dayana Fang Wu

Rob Freeman connects the dots to get results, and his strong strategic, technical, and customer relations capabilities make him an expert in building seamless connections with our customer and teams.

Canada Commercial Director
Rob Freeman

A fundamental pillar in our company, Neli Garcia adeptly navigates a wide range of responsibilities crucial to our success. From orchestrating seamless operations to optimizing workflows, her contributions are integral to our achievements.

Business Operations Manager
Neli Garcia

Alan Hamilton’s expertise in the food safety industry is surpassed only by his commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. He dedicates all his efforts to producing the best quality products that meet our company’s high standards.

Director of Quality Systems
Alan Hamilton

With a deep appreciation for flavor profiles and a commitment to excellence, Julia Hop Hing is on a mission to craft the next generation of mouthwatering sauces that will leave a lasting impression on taste buds everywhere.

Product Development Technologist
Julia Hop Hing

Joe Horvath’s insatiable appetite for food and adventure fuel his innovative spirit and strengthen his culinary expertise.  A product development specialist with a customer centric approach and passion for flavor, he transposes a lifetime of continuous learning into his culinary creations for Flavor Reddy Foods.

Product Development Chef
Joe Horvath

In the heart of the food industry’s bustling rhythms, David Joslyn orchestrates a seamless global supply chain as the maestro of logistics, ensuring that every bite savored is a testament to his dedication to quality and efficiency.

Global Supply Chain Manager
David Joslyn

Jon Kutas focuses on customer relationships and flawless execution on customer expectations. He keeps a pulse on the industry, monitors aspects of the marketplace that help Flavor Reddy Foods run smoothly and keeps our customers 100% satisfied.

Global Senior Director – Commercial
Jon Kutas

Mark Leshniowsky is our resident expert when it comes to researching and developing new processes and solutions for Flavor Reddy Foods. Mark is responsible for taking our food science to the next level, and he combines the quest for perfection with a refreshing lightheartedness that benefits the whole team.

Sr. Research and Development Manager
Mark Leshniowsky

Tom Metelmann has more that 25 years of experience in the food, beverage and consumer products industry. Tom is the EVP Operations for Ventura Foods.  In his role, Tom is part of the Executive leadership team for Ventura Foods and leads the Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Quality Organizations. Prior to joining Ventura Foods, Tom held leadership positions in both PepsiCo and Unilever.

EVP Operations, Ventura Foods
Tom Metelmann

With a knack for turning numbers into financial poetry, Missy Morris ensures that every dollar finds its perfect place in the financial symphony.

AP/AR Analyst
Missy Morris

Erika Noonburg-Morgan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ventura Foods and is responsible for overall financial stewardship, including Financial Planning and Analysis, Reporting, Treasury, Procurement and Enterprise Risk Management. Prior to assuming her role as CFO, Erika served as SVP, CFO of Coca-Cola Beverages Florida.

FRF Managing Committee Member, Executive VP & CFO, Ventura Foods
Erika Noonburg-Morgan

Preksha Patel diligently crafts the roadmap of compliance for a seamless supplier network by meticulously curating and maintaining essential regulatory documents.

Supplier Regulatory Technologist
Preksha Patel

Jenny Payne is the financial detective uncovering discrepancies and fostering fiscal harmony with an eagle eye for detail that ensures every transaction tells a story of accuracy and accountability.

Accounting Supervisor
Jenny Payne

Ann Elise Pyles seamlessly merges the worlds of logistics and information to drive informed decisions and optimize the flow of goods. With a keen analytical mind and an affinity for numbers, they’re the driving force behind efficient supply chains, ensuring that data-driven strategies are the compass guiding businesses to success.

Supply Chain & Data Analyst
Ann Pyles

Ash Reddy plays an instrumental role in shaping the future and direction of our organization, infusing it with his strategic insights and unwavering commitment to excellence. With a visionary perspective and a passion for progress, he is a driving force behind our collective success.

FRF Managing Committee Member
Ash Reddy

Megha Reddy drives organizational excellence, sculpting a future where efficiency and innovation merge seamlessly. With a visionary zeal and a knack for streamlining processes, she is the catalyst for turning strategies into reality and propelling the organization into a brighter, more agile future.

Director of Operations & Transformation
Megha Reddy

Ram Reddy’s renowned experience in the industry makes him a veritable expert in devising innovative strategies for Flavor Reddy Foods and its production activities. His global leadership skills and expertise ensures that the company is positioned at the forefront of the liquid products category.

FRF Managing Committee Chairman, CEO, Flavor Reddy Foods
Ram Reddy

Steve Romberg is the retired President and COO of the HAVI Group, LP, a privately held provider of logistics, packaging, business intelligence, and promotional marketing services. He had overall responsibility for the strategic direction and operations of this multi billion dollar organization. HAVI has over 9,000 employees and operates in 47 countries.

FRF Managing Committee Member, President & COO, Havi - Retired
Steve Romberg

If there is one thing that represents Flavor Reddy Foods, it is meeting every one of our customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations. And if there is one person who makes that happen every day, it’s Cynthia Simpson! She employs state-of-the-art data analysis techniques to understand our customers’ demands and adapt the activity of our departments to fulfill them.

Customer Service Solutions Specialist
Cynthia Simpson

Jackie Tinsley combines financial acumen with operational excellence, orchestrating a harmonious blend of strategy and efficiency that drives our organization toward success. With a commitment to fiscal responsibility and a visionary approach, she is the driving force behind our financial growth and operational prowess.

VP Finance & Operations
Jackie Tinsley
Executive VP/General Counsel, Ventura Foods
Rebecca Walsh

Alyshia West spends her days making sure that delightful and astonishing sensations are a part of every product FRF offers. She runs FRF’s United States sensory lab, where she continually challenges her senses of sight, smell, and taste so our customers get the best possible experience. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

Sensory Technologist
Alyshia West