NORTHBROOK, ILL. – Ron Stark has been named president and chief operating officer of Bell Flavors & Fragrances. He comes to the company from Givaudan Flavors where he was vice-president of North America sales.

“I am very excited about Ron Stark joining Bell as president and c.o.o.,” said James Heinz, Bell’s current president and chief executive officer. “Ron brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that will continue Bell’s success in the future.”

Prior to joining Givaudan, Mr. Stark also held executive roles with Tyson Foods and The Coca-Cola Co.