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The Research & Development Team is passionate about working alongside our customers to help with their specific needs. Our food scientists, engineers, and application experts have decades of experience in the formulation of flavor extracts, flavor bases, variegates and panned & candy inclusions. 

Our ability to develop unique ingredients for the frozen desserts, baking and cultured dairy industries is a creative balance of art and science.  It is a craft that combines flavor and ingredient expertise, marketplace insights, and technical mastery. 


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John Benzinger

Director of R&D

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Gabe Katzenstein

R&D Manager

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Ron Ligeras

Senior Food Technologist

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Stephanie Sia-Brady

Manager of R&D/New Business Development

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Rosena Ng

Senior Food Technologist

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Tim Brinskele

R&D Lab Coordinator

Ask our R&D experts to help with your next creative development:​

  • Frozen Desserts: Ice Cream, Non-Dairy.

  • Novelties: Bars, Cones, Sundaes.

  • Beverages: Shakes, Smoothies, Frappes, Craft Brews, Distilled Spirits.

  • Baked Goods: Fillings, Icings, Flavors, Extracts.

  • Refrigerated Desserts: Fillings, Icings, Pie Crusts.

  • Cultured Products: Side Car Inclusions, Variegates.


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