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Past FEMA Presidents

Past Presidents

1909-1912    W.M. McCormick, McCormick & Company
1912-1914    S.J. Sherer, Sherer-Gilette Company
1914-1915    S.H. Baer, Blanke-Baer Chemical Company
1915-1917    F.L. Beggs, The Styron-Beggs Company
1917-1919    F.P. Beers, C.L. Cotton Perfume & Extract Company
1919-1921    Charles D. Joyce, The A. Colburn Company
1921-1922    Robert E. Heekin, The Heekin Company
1922-1924    Gordon M. Day, Day-Bergwall Company
1924-1926    Fred S. Rogers, McMonagle & Rogers Company
1926-1928    D.T. Gunning, Arbuckle Brothers
1928-1930    George H. Burnett, Joseph Burnett Company
1930-1932    E.L. Brendlinger, The Dill Company
1932-1934    Bernard H. Smith, Sr., Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
1934-1936    W.F. Meyer, Warner Jenkinson Company
1936-1938    George M. Armor, McCormick & Company
1938-1939    Leland P. Symmes, Baker Extract Company
1939-1940    Clark E. Davis, Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.  
1940-1942    John H. Beach, Seeley & Company, Inc.  
1942-1944    Lloyd E. Smith, Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
1944-1946    Garret F. Meyer, Warner-Jenkinson Mfg. Company
1946-1947    William B. Durling, Stange Company
1947-1948    George M. Chapman, Liquid Carbonic Corporation
1948-1949    Leslie S. Beggs, The Styron-Beggs Company
1949-1951    John N. Curtlett, McCormick & Company
1951-1953    W.G. Grant, National NuGrape Company
1953-1955    William H. Hottinger, Jr., Bowey’s Inc.  
1955-1957    Don C. Jenks, The Foote & Jenks Corporation  
1957-1958    Myron J. Hess, S. Twitchell Company
1958-1960    E.N. Heinz, Jr., Food Materials Corporation
1960-1962    C.P. McCormick, Jr., McCormick & Company  
1962-1964    S.M. Kleinschmidt, General Dynamics Corporation
1964-1966    A.S. Wendt, Fred Fear & Company
1966-1968    Howard Smith, Sr., Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
1968-1970    Robert H. Pulver, H. Kohnstamm & Company
1970-1972    Richard L. Hall, McCormick & Company  
1972-1973    Gene D. Kielhofer, Neumann-Buslee & Wolfe
1973-1974    William T. Miller, Royal Crown Cola Company
1974-1975    Oliver W. Hickel, Jr., Warner-Jenkinson Company
1975-1976    Bruce L. Durling, Stange Company
1976-1977    Eugene P. Grisanti, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
1977-1978    J. Frank Perkins, Firmenich, Inc.  
1978-1979    Robert W. Koch, Sr., Food Materials Corporation
1979-1980    John G. Adams, Adams Extract Company
1980-1981    Anthony S. Filandro, Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.  
1981-1982    Robert M. Hughes, Dragoco
1982-1983    Lewis A. Enkema, Universal Group Limited
1983-1984    J. Allen Brent, The Coca-Cola Company
1984-1985    Ira B. Kapp, Felton International
1985-1986    James J. Broderick, H. Kohnstamm & Company, Inc.  
1986-1987    William J. Downey, Jr., Fritzsche Dodge & Olcott
1987-1988    Robert G. Fries, Jr., F&C International, Inc.  
1988-1989    Paul F. Hopper, General Foods Corporation
1989-1990    Richard C. Pisano, Sr., Citrus and Allied Essences, Ltd.  
1990-1991    Johannes A. Buchel, PepsiCo
1991-1992    J. Wayne Wheeler, The Foote & Jenks Corporation
1992-1993    James M. Adams, Haarmann & Reimer Corporation
1993-1994    Charles H. Manley, Takasago International Corporation (USA)
1994-1995    James L. Emerson, The Coca-Cola Company
1995-1996    James H. Heinz, Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.  
1996-1997    Robert L. Amaducci, Adron, Inc.  
1997-1998    Fred H. Stults, Firmenich, Inc.  
1998-1999    Daniel E. Stebbins, Dragoco
1999-2000    Arnold L. Manheimer, J. Manheimer, Inc.
2000-2001    Michael E. Davis, Givaudan
2001-2002    Peter N. Lombardo, Robertet, Inc.  
2002-2003    Robert H. Leggett, Pepsi-Cola Company
2003-2004    Skip Rosskam, David Michael & Company, Inc.
2004-2005    Stephen A. Block, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
2005-2006    Richard C. Pisano, Jr., Citrus and Allied Essences, Ltd.  
2006-2007    Leslie L. Blau, Firmenich, Inc.
2007-2008    Hamed Faridi, McCormick & Company  
2008-2009    Howard Smith, Jr., Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
2009-2010    Joanne S. Ferrara, ConAgra Foods
2010-2011    Raymond J. Hughes, A.M. Todd Company
2011-2012    Ed R. Hays, The Coca-Cola Company

Did You Know?

Many companies are multi-generational FEMA members, indicating that the tradition of FEMA provides significant value and encourages ongoing commitment.

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