George Marinos Named Takasago Manager, Flavor Applications

Rockleigh, New Jersey, August 8, 2012 – Brian Buck, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Takasago International Corp. (USA) Flavor Division, announced that Takasago Flavors has appointed George Marinos as the division’s Manager, Flavor Applications. He reports to Amby Mankoo, Vice President Flavor Laboratories.

Mr. Buck said, “George brings to his new position a wealth of knowledge and experience that spans multiple product lines. We welcome him as a valuable addition to our flavor team.”

Before joining Takasago, Mr. Marinos was employed by Kraft Foods where he held key positions from 1990 until the present time. He led new Product Development, Open Innovation and Commercialization for Beverages, Desserts, Coffee, Confectionery, Biscuits, and Natural products. Most recently, Mr. Marinos was a Program Leader of Kraft’s Back to Nature® line of Natural and Organic products. Prior to the extensive experience at Kraft Foods, he managed a regional Flavor Applications Laboratory for Sanofi Bio Ingredients.  He launched his career with Popsicle Inc., a division of Sara Lee.

Mr. Marinos acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree from the National University of Greece, and went on to earn both a Master of Science Degree in Food Technology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management from Baruch College, City University of New York. He is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and the Organic Trade Association.

For additional information about George Marinos, please contact Sue Harrison, Marketing Manager, Takasago International Corp. (USA) at 201-767-9001, or Maria Garvey, Delfino Marketing at 914-747-1400 or send an e-mail to For information about Takasago Flavors’ products or services, contact Customer Service at 201-767-9001.

About Takasago

Takasago International (USA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takasago International Corporation, which was established in Japan in 1920. With worldwide sales of more than $1 billion, Takasago is recognized as one of the world’s leading flavor and fragrance companies. The global Takasago organization maintains offices, production sites and research and development centers in 25 countries.

For more than 80 years, Takasago has developed flavors, fragrances, fine chemicals and aroma chemicals for some of the world’s most successful food, beverage, fine fragrance, household, personal care and industrial brands. Today, Takasago is distinguished in the flavor industry as the owner of more than a thousand patents, and is considered a leader in specific technologies for high impact flavors, including the SensatesTM and Vivid FlavorsTM product lines. In 2001, Takasago Director, Professor Ryoji Noyori of Nagoya University, was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on chirally catalyzed hydrogenation reactions. Takasago is honored to have the technical support of Professor Ryoji Noyori as the company strives toward breakthroughs in flavor, fragrance and aroma chemical development.