Symrise have announced the appointment of Arlene S. Kobos to Vice President of Sales, advancing Ms. Kobos from her previously held position as Symrise’s National Sales Director.
In making the announcement, Dr. Matthias Guentert, President, Flavor & Nutrition Division, cited Ms. Kobos’ substantial contribution in the strategic acquisition and integration of Chr. Hansen flavors which took place in 2008. Dr. Guentert said, “Arlene Kobos is a valuable member of our organization, leading the sales team and planning, directing and supervising all sales activities to achieve our revenue and profitability goals.”
Ms. Kobos joined Symrise in 2002, after serving as Director of Sales for Heller Seasonings. Prior to that position, she was Director of Sales for Kerry, Inc. She distinguished herself in both positions as she led the respective sales teams of these companies, increasing their sales revenue and profit margins. Her industry experience also includes account management and supervisory positions at FIDCO and The Pillsbury Company, respectively.
A graduate of MichiganStateUniversity, Ms. Kobos holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Food Science and Nutritional Sciences. She earned an MBA at the University of Phoenix.
Ms. Kobos is an active member of the Institute of Food Technologists and Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce.
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances and flavorings while also manufacturing raw materials and active ingredients for the perfume, cosmetics and food industries.
Its sales of €1.36 billion in 2009 place the company among the top four in the international flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, Symrise is represented in more than 35 countries in Europe, Asia, the United States and South America.
Used by manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics and foods, our products are an inseparable part of daily life. At Symrise we combine an awareness of consumer trends with cutting-edge technologies, focusing on innovative fashion and lifestyle products that have additional practical value for the consumer. Symrise—Always inspiring more… www.symrise.com