ADM Opens Singaporean Innovation Center
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) opened a new
8,000 sq. ft. facility for ingredient creation, application, development and customer innovation in
Located in the Biopolis research hub, features of
the facility include labs for food and flavor analytics;
bakery and confectionery; meat and savory; sweet
and savory creation; and beverage and dairy applications, among others.
It will also house a customer innovation center.
The innovation center will allow the company to
work closely with consumers in creating flavors and
ingredients that meet preferences in taste, function,
nutrition and texture.
“Consumer tastes and preferences are changing,
as people look to balance busy lifestyles with healthy
eating habits. Our goal is to be the first-call ingredient and flavor experts for customers working to meet
those consumer needs throughout Southeast Asia,”
said ADM’s Asia president Donald Chen. “Singapore
is a critical hub of innovation and growth in the
food and beverage world, and we are excited to
leverage our technology, expertise and global scale
to help Southeast Asian food and beverage customers remain at the forefront, and to offer job creation
and talent development opportunities for scientific,
technical, marketing and regulatory professionals in
the food and beverage industries.”
Eurofragrance Announces Laurent Mercier as
New CEO and GM
Laurent Mercier has taken over the roles of general manager and CEO for
Eurofragrance, the company announced.
Mercier succeeds Santiago Sabatés in the role. Sabatés, who remains with
the organization as president, had served as CEO and founding partner since the
company’s inception in 1990.
Before assuming his new role, Mercier had served as Eurofragrance’s global
business director, spearheading diversification and geographic expansion strategy.
As GM and CEO, a core component of Mercier’s responsibilities will be implementing the company’s 2020 strategic plan to boost growth and profitability.
Additionally, Mercier will join the organization’s board of directors. In his new
position, Sabatés will focus on strategic functions, chair board of director meetings
and serve as a representative for the company.