LEBANON, OHIO – Brad Kelley has been promoted to president of Mane, Inc. as Ken Hunter is retiring after 15 years as president.
Mr. Kelley joined Mane more than seven years ago as vice-president of operations. Under his leadership, the U.S. facilities now boast two expanded manufacturing sites and a newly constructed Creative Development Center spanning more than 85,000 square feet. He was promoted to chief operations officer in 2013 with the added responsibilities of business development and research and development functions.
Mr. Hunter will remain part of Mane to ensure a smooth transition. Under his leadership Mane has grown to almost 500 employees today from less than 100 in 2000. Mane, which once had one location, now has four in the Cincinnati area.
“Crossing Ken’s path has been a true blessing for me, and I have no words to express my gratitude and respect to the wonderful business partner Ken has never ceased to be since we first met,” said Michel Mane, company president.Mane offers flavors, fragrances and ingredients.