Florachem announces the appointment of Doug Burlen to the new role of Vice President – Commercial, where he will be leading all sales and procurement functions for the company.
Doug brings more than 25 years experience in commercial and strategic roles with particularly deep experience in the citrus flavor & fragrance industry. Prior to joining Florachem he was most recently with Firmenich where he held positions as Global Director – Citrus Procurement as well as Purchasing Director – Mergers & Acquisitions & Citrus Strategy. He also previously worked with Cargill where he was responsible for leading Cargill Flavors North America juice business.
“My entire career I have always been most motivated by building close relationships and identifying ways to create value for clients and suppliers. I’m super excited to have this opportunity to join the Florachem team and build on the company’s great legacy as a leader for more than 30 years in the manufacture and supply of natural & renewable citrus, pine and other plant–based ingredients.” – Doug Burlen, Vice President – Commercial
Florachem’s CEO, Jon Leonard commented: “The creation of this role and Doug’s addition is key to our future as we are executing on the next strategic growth cycle of our business. In partnership with Carmelina Capital Partners we will be significantly expanding our manufacturing capabilities and product portfolio to meet the growing demand for natural, clean label, sustainable ingredients.”