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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?

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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