ADDISON, ILL.  — Brookside Flavors C Ingredients LLC has named Sarah Staley as its new chief executive officer, effective June 12. Staley succeeds Rudy Dieperink, who has been CEO since October 2020. Dieperink will transition to an operating adviser at Brookside Equity Partners and will continue to support the company’s MCA strategy, according to the company.

Staley joins the company from Grande Cheese’s Custom Ingredients Group. She previously worked for such companies as FrieslandCampina and Kerry Group.

Staley received a bachelor of science degree in industrial biochemistry from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a diploma in management practices from the Irish Management Institute.

Before his tenure with Brookside, Dieperink was most recently president and CEO, North America for FrieslandCampina Ingredients.

He also has held leadership positions at Ottens Flavors and Quest International.

 “We extend our deepest gratitude to Rudy Dieperink for his outstanding leadership at Brookside Flavors since 2020,” said Donald L. Hawks III, managing director and president of BEP. “Rudy built an excellent management team, led the build-out of state-of-the-art facilities and cultivated a culture that prioritizes customer service and high-quality products. We look forward to continuing to work with Rudy in his new capacity as a Brookside Equity operating adviser.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sarah Staley to Brookside Flavors. Sarah’s impressive track record in managing high-growth business units in the specialty ingredients sector, combined with her ability to leverage industry relationships, positions her well to continue scaling the fantastic flavorings business we have been building at Brookside Flavors since 2015. We remain highly optimistic about BFI’s future and are committed to further establishing the business as a clear leader in its space.”