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Director, Flavor Development

Tom Gibson


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As director of Flavor Development at Flavorman, Tom Gibson uses his years of experience developing flavor profiles from all corners of the globe to bring innovation and depth to Flavorman’s flavor offerings. Along with our beverage development team, he strives to bring customers’ specific visions of their dream beverages to life.

After graduating from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Tom began his food science career in the quality department at Weber Flavors doing sensory analysis on chocolate dairy powders. Over the last 25 years, his curiosity in all areas of the flavor industry has led him to roles in production, production management, quality control/assurance and flavor analysis. Before coming to Flavorman, he was the vice president of research and development, quality, and applications at Silesia Flavors for their US operations. Tom became a certified flavor chemist in 2002.

Tom is a member of the Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC) and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and a former member of the Food Extracts and Manufacturers Association (FEMA). He currently serves as a director on the board of the National Association of Flavors and Food-Ingredient Systems (NAFFS), in addition to previously serving on the tasting panel for Perfumer and Flavorist Magazine’s Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials for over 20 years.