Roderick W. Sowders
President & CEO, Synergy Flavors, Inc.
Roderick Sowders has been the President & CEO of Synergy Flavors, Inc since 2003. In that role he has led the company through a multiple acquisitions and accelerated growth throughout the Americas, while also serving on the Carbery Global Leadership Team. He has over 30 years of experience in the food and specialty chemical industries, including experience at Sensient Technologies and Monsanto. He is a long-standing member of the Institute of Food Technologists, National Confectioners Association, and the Candy Production Club of Chicago. He holds an MBA from Emory University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.