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Certified Flavor Chemist

United States
October 28, 2018

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Kelley A. Decker

*** *. *********** **, ********** NY, 10940

Cell: 845-***-****




• Original development of flavor formulas for a variety of applications including but not limited to confectionary, liquid and dry beverages, dairy, savory, tobacco, and sweet.

• Successful in the creation of flavor duplications and cost reductions.

• Creation and performance of extraction and reaction flavors.

• Preparation and delivery of customer presentations.

• In-depth working knowledge of regulatory requirements and creating supporting documentation such as Product specifications sheets, Kosher certifications and Material Safety Data Sheets.

• Management of laboratory personnel and working knowledge of Quality Assurance testing and complaint resolutions.

• Organoleptic skills in odor and taste.


• Certified Member of the Society of Flavor Chemists

• Member of Women in Flavors and Fragrances

• OSHA Certified - General Industry


Senior Odor Evaluator

Symrise, Inc 2004-2016

• Evaluation of raw materials and finished goods for quality compliance.

• Determination of feasibility of contract and new vendor materials.

• Performance of various analytical testing.

• Resolution of customer complaints.

Technical Support Specialist

Chr. Hansen, Inc., 2003-2004

• Preparation of pertinent documents at the request of account managers.

• Administrator of the change management process.

• Investigation of compliance of ingredients for accurate product labeling.

• Accurate entry of formulas into database for production.

Manager of Research & Development

Flavormatic Industries, 2002-2003

• Supervision of flavor development, sampling and application laboratories.

• Compose and deliver flavor presentations to clients.

• Development of beverage premixes, sauces, powdered beverage bases, and a

variety of other application bases.

• Investigation and resolution of customer complaints.

Certified Flavor Chemist

Chr. Hansen, Inc., 1992-2001

• Performed all aspects of original flavor development including beverages, savory, confection, sweet, dairy, and seasonings.

• Developed reformulations for cost reductions and formula duplications.

• Provided technical guidance and support to customers at their location if required.

• Provided product selection based upon customer requirements.

• Management of the Sampling department and wrote annual progress reviews for laboratory personnel.


• Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, BS in Science, Business and Communications

References will be furnished upon request.

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