Amy McDonald Named President of FONA International

Amy McDonald Named President of FONA International

One of Kane County’s most well known and internationally respected companies has a new president.

Amy McDonald has been named president of FONA International. The company is a developer and manufacturer of complete flavor solutions for many of the world’s leading food, beverage, and nutritional companies.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Joe Slawek said, “Amy is a true leader, uniquely capable of driving growth and performance, all while balancing and rebalancing the needs of customers, employees and stakeholders.”

“I’m privileged to name Amy as president. The Slawek family and I are very excited for FONA’s future under her leadership,” he said. “Amy has a profound natural competency in tactical matters, in people matters, and in strategic matters. All of this comes together to make Amy the successful leader that we observe every day.”

McDonald, previously executive vice president, has nearly 30 years of experience in the food industry and joined FONA in 2006. During her time with the company, she has guided FONA’s efforts to develop innovative programs and processes to serve customer needs. She delivered consistent revenue growth and a proven track record of new business relationships and opportunities.

“I’m so grateful to the Slawek family, not only for the opportunity to serve, but for their dream and persistence in building this amazing company,” McDonald said. “Their vision has led to 30 years of record-setting growth and excellence. I’m truly honored to carry that vision forward.”

“I’m thrilled to serve the FONA family and our partners as president. Winning, winning together, and winning with service and integrity — that’s what it is all about.”

FONA is the recipient of multiple national awards, including Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Best Workplaces For Women and Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

SOURCE: FONA International news release

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Now celebrating 30 years, FONA International creates and produces flavors for many of the largest food, beverage, nutritional companies in the world. It offers flavor solutions for the confection, grain, beverage, performance nutrition, and emerging markets from its state-of-the-art, 33-acre campus in Geneva, IL. FONA’s seven core values drive it to pursue excellence and foster incredible partnerships. More than just great flavors – FONA provides complete market solutions.