Arlene S. Kobos has been promoted to vice president of sales at Symrise, a global supplier of flavorings and fragrances headquartered in Holzminden, Germany.

Previously, Kobos served as Symrise’s national sales director. According to Dr. Matthias Guentert, president, flavor & nutrition division, Kobos was an integral part of the acquisition and integration of leading ingredient producer Chr. Hansen in 2008.

“Arlene Kobos is a valuable member of our organization, leading the sales team and planning, directing and supervising all sales activities to achieve our revenue and profitability goals,” Guentert says.

Kobos holds bachelor degrees in Food Science and Nutritional Science from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She served as director of sales for Kerry, Inc. and Heller Seasonings before joining Symrise in 2002. Kobos also is an active member of the Institute of Food Technologists and Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce.

For more information about Symrise, visit www.symrise.com.