Natural flavoring company Nikken Foods USA Inc. announces the recent promotion of Koichi Sato as president.

 Sato has received extensive management training at Tokyo-based Nikken Foods Company Ltd., focusing on production, quality control, research and development, and marketing and sales. Prior to joining Nikken Foods, he held management positions in the Japanese electronics and film industries.

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“Sato’s extensive management experience along with his technical knowledge on the production side of the business will greatly benefit Nikken’s continued sales growth in North America,” said Herb Bench, executive vice president of Nikken Foods USA.