Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to announce the promotions of Ted Sawicz to the position of CFO & executive vice president, shared services; Maggie Khembo-Gary to the position of senior manager, human resources and Sandy Cordova to the position of senior manager, benefits administration at their headquarters in Northbrook, IL.
Ted joined Bell in 2012 as chief financial officer (CFO). During his tenure with Bell, Ted has been directly involved in many growth initiatives for Bell. Ted has over 25 years’ experience in the food manufacturing, distribution and now ingredient industries, where he has held financial positions of increasing responsibility, along with senior roles in Sales and General Management, Operations and Business Development. Ted earned his BS in Accounting at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and his MBA in Marketing and Finance at the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Maggie joined Bell in 2010 as HR Assistant and quickly was promoted to the positions of senior HR generalist, talent acquisition & employee relations manager and most recently serving in the position of human resources manager. Maggie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University and in June 2018, she earned a Master’s Degree (MBA with Organizational Behavior Specialization) at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Maggie has earned two HR Certifications, Strategic HR Management from Cornell University and PHR (Professional in Human Resources).
Sandy started her career with Bell in 2006 and has served in the roles of HR Assistant, HR Generalist, HR Manager and most recently serving in the position of Benefit Administration Manager. Sandy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at DeVry University. Recently, she earned her “GBA” (Group Benefits Associate) designation by passing the exam that qualifies towards sitting and passing the certification exam “CEBS” (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist) in the near future. This designation demonstrates the importance of Sandy’s role in implementing and continually improving benefits for Bell employees.
With over 100 years of industry experience, Bell’s deep passion is to create products that captivate the world’s taste buds and stimulate the senses. This passion was instilled by Bell’s founder William M. Bell, and continues today. Bell is proud to call over 800 employees its family and is opening more doors for new career opportunities.