During Prohibition, FEMA supported federal legislation allowing the sale of flavors and extracts that were "unfit for beverage use," and helped the federal government establish the "drawback" mechanism.
In 1995, the Board of Governors created the Dr. Richard L. Hall Distinguished Service Award to honor Dr. Hall, whose career has been marked by unique commitment and service to the flavor industry. The award pays tribute to those who have shown outstanding dedication to the advancement of our industry and to the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association. The award is only intended for those whose contributions meet the highest standards of excellence and distinction. The award will be presented only in those years when a candidate is identified with a record of long and distinguished service.
2016: Joanne S. Ferrara, ConAgra Foods
2015: Hamed Faridi, Ph.D., McCormick & Co.
2014: Kenneth R. Schrankel, Ph.D., International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
2013: Peter N. Lombardo, Robertet Flavors, Inc.
2011: Timothy Adams, Ph.D., Verto Solutions
2010: William R. Troy, Ph.D., Firmenich, Inc.
2009: Glenn Roberts, The Roberts Group and John Hallagan, The Law Offices of John B. Hallagan
2008: Fred H. Stults, Ph.D.,Givaudan (USA)
2007: Charles Manley, Ph.D.,Takasago International Corporation (USA)
2006: Richard Pisano, Sr., Citrus and Allied Essences, Ltd.
2005: Daniel E. Stebbins, Symrise, Inc.
2004: James Emerson, Ph.D., and Julia Howell, The Coca-Cola Company
2003: Klaus Bauer, Symrise, Inc.
2001: Fred W. Stone, Ph.D., Firmenich, Inc.
2000: Daniel R. Thompson, The Law Offices of Daniel R. Thompson
1999: Jan Stofberg, Ph.D., PFW Aroma Chemicals
1998: Otho Easterday, Ph.D., International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
1997: James J. Broderick, Ph.D., H. Kohnstamm & Company
1996: J. Frank Perkins, Ph.D., Firmenich, Inc.
1995: Richard Hall, Ph.D., McCormick & Co.
Please click here to fill out the Dr. Richard L. Hall Distinguished Service Award nomination form.