RESEARCH& DEVELOPMENT

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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. 

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. 

MEET THE TEAM 

John Benzinger

Director of R&D

Gabe Katzenstein

R&D Manager

Ron Ligeras

Senior Food Technologist

Charles LaLima

Junior Lab Technologist

Stephanie Sia-Brady

Manager of R&D/New Business Development

Rosena Ng

Senior Food Technologist

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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