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Past FEMA Presidents

Past Presidents

2015-2016    Kevin J. Renskers, Ph.D., Takasago International Corporation (USA)
2014-2015    Christopher E. Gibson, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
2013-2014    Arthur J. Schick, Jr., PepsiCo
2012-2013    George C. Robinson III, Ottens Flavors
2011-2012    Ed R. Hays, The Coca-Cola Company
2010-2011    Raymond J. Hughes, A.M. Todd Company
2009-2010    Joanne S. Ferrara, ConAgra Foods
2008-2009    Howard Smith, Jr., Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
2007-2008    Hamed Faridi, McCormick & Company
2006-2007    Leslie L. Blau, Firmenich, Inc.
2005-2006    Richard C. Pisano, Jr., Citrus and Allied Essences, Ltd.
2004-2005    Stephen A. Block, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
2003-2004    Skip Rosskam, David Michael & Company, Inc.
2002-2003    Robert H. Leggett, Pepsi-Cola Company
2001-2002    Peter N. Lombardo, Robertet, Inc.  
2000-2001    Michael E. Davis, Givaudan
1999-2000    Arnold L. Manheimer, J. Manheimer, Inc.
1998-1999    Daniel E. Stebbins, Dragoco
1997-1998    Fred H. Stults, Firmenich, Inc.
1996-1997    Robert L. Amaducci, Adron, Inc.
1995-1996    James H. Heinz, Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
1994-1995    James L. Emerson, The Coca-Cola Company
1993-1994    Charles H. Manley, Takasago International Corporation (USA)
1992-1993    James M. Adams, Haarmann & Reimer Corporation
1991-1992    J. Wayne Wheeler, The Foote & Jenks Corporation
1990-1991    Johannes A. Buchel, PepsiCo
1989-1990    Richard C. Pisano, Sr., Citrus and Allied Essences, Ltd.
1988-1989    Paul F. Hopper, General Foods Corporation
1987-1988    Robert G. Fries, Jr., F&C International, Inc.
1986-1987    William J. Downey, Jr., Fritzsche Dodge & Olcott
1985-1986    James J. Broderick, H. Kohnstamm & Company, Inc.
1984-1985    Ira B. Kapp, Felton International
1983-1984    J. Allen Brent, The Coca-Cola Company
1982-1983    Lewis A. Enkema, Universal Group Limited
1981-1982    Robert M. Hughes, Dragoco
1980-1981    Anthony S. Filandro, Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
1979-1980    John G. Adams, Adams Extract Company
1978-1979    Robert W. Koch, Sr., Food Materials Corporation
1977-1978    J. Frank Perkins, Firmenich, Inc.
1976-1977    Eugene P. Grisanti, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
1975-1976    Bruce L. Durling, Stange Company
1974-1975    Oliver W. Hickel, Jr., Warner-Jenkinson Company
1973-1974    William T. Miller, Royal Crown Cola Company
1972-1973    Gene D. Kielhofer, Neumann-Buslee & Wolfe
1970-1972    Richard L. Hall, McCormick & Company
1968-1970    Robert H. Pulver, H. Kohnstamm & Company
1966-1968    Howard Smith, Sr., Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
1964-1966    A.S. Wendt, Fred Fear & Company
1962-1964    S.M. Kleinschmidt, General Dynamics Corporation
1960-1962    C.P. McCormick, Jr., McCormick & Company
1958-1960    E.N. Heinz, Jr., Food Materials Corporation
1957-1958    Myron J. Hess, S. Twitchell Company
1955-1957    Don C. Jenks, The Foote & Jenks Corporation
1953-1955    William H. Hottinger, Jr., Bowey’s Inc.
1951-1953    W.G. Grant, National NuGrape Company
1949-1951    John N. Curtlett, McCormick & Company
1948-1949    Leslie S. Beggs, The Styron-Beggs Company
1947-1948    George M. Chapman, Liquid Carbonic Corporation
1946-1947    William B. Durling, Stange Company
1944-1946    Garret F. Meyer, Warner-Jenkinson Mfg. Company
1942-1944    Lloyd E. Smith, Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
1940-1942    John H. Beach, Seeley & Company, Inc.
1939-1940    Clark E. Davis, Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
1938-1939    Leland P. Symmes, Baker Extract Company
1936-1938    George M. Armor, McCormick & Company
1934-1936    W.F. Meyer, Warner Jenkinson Company
1932-1934    Bernard H. Smith, Sr., Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
1930-1932    E.L. Brendlinger, The Dill Company
1928-1930    George H. Burnett, Joseph Burnett Company
1926-1928    D.T. Gunning, Arbuckle Brothers
1924-1926    Fred S. Rogers, McMonagle & Rogers Company
1922-1924    Gordon M. Day, Day-Bergwall Company
1921-1922    Robert E. Heekin, The Heekin Company
1919-1921    Charles D. Joyce, The A. Colburn Company
1917-1919    F.P. Beers, C.L. Cotton Perfume & Extract Company
1915-1917    F.L. Beggs, The Styron-Beggs Company
1914-1915    S.H. Baer, Blanke-Baer Chemical Company
1912-1914    S.J. Sherer, Sherer-Gilette Company
1909-1912    W.M. McCormick, McCormick & Company

Did You Know?

Throughout its history, FEMA has monitored industry and regulatory developments and created strategies to address upcoming events, consistent with the association's mission to both promote the business interests of members and protect consumers.

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