Flavor & Fragrance Specialties was founded in 1983 by Robert Maleeny and Steve Vanata. Prior to FFS, they held key management positions at Nestle and Monsanto during their forays into flavor and fragrance manufacturing. The intention of the founders was to build a company that would be a strategic part of the industry.
The initial focus of FFS was small and medium sized manufacturers with the need for technical assistance and product improvement. Unique to Mr. Maleeny and Mr. Vanatas vision for FFS was that staff members were its most important asset. The pair developed an environment that promoted creativity and valued individuals in an effort to foster success.
Shortly after its inception, Maleeny and Vanata were joined by Mike Bloom. The management team made a series of acquisitions including Palmer Laboratories of Baltimore, MD. Palmer Labs was a regional supplier of flavors and fragrances with an existing manufacturing facility and customer base. William Palmer joined the management team at that time. Flavorscents, J.E.Toll and Derived Aromatics, manufacturers of fragrances and flavors were acquired later. That period of rapid growth and expansion enabled FFS to provide its outstanding products and services to internationally recognized brands and companies.
FFS continues to research mechanisms of odor and flavor perception and has developed several product lines that are unique and proprietary. Our EOC™ Malodor Counteractant systems have proven valuable in ma
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