Our Ingredients Division is composed of three distinct business units; Essentials, FoodTech, and Animal Wellness. The President of the Ingredients Division is Mike Zarkades.
Consumers demand cutting-edge high-performance products that are also value driven. Our experienced technical team helps our clients profit from that demand.
Essentials focuses on specialty ingredients for the cosmetic, personal care, home care, pet care, air care and HI&I markets. Our growing portfolio includes: high-tech ingredients used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, skin lightening, tanning and moisturizing formulations. Essentials also carries a wide range of emollients, humectants, natural colors, specialty effect pigments, essential oils and fragrances.
Under Essentials is Fragrance West, the west coast's only fully operational fragrance laboratory and manufacturing facility. Fragrance West helps bridge the needs of local manufacturers while exposing our suppliers to a stream of new opportunities generated from the combined Essentials/Fragrance West customer base.
FoodTech serves the food industry, with an emphasis in the health and wellness sector, by providing a variety of specialty food ingredients including: hydrocolloids, starches, maltodextrins, proteins, lecithin, soy flour, anti-caking agents, emulsifiers, yeast extracts, flavors, high-stability oils, gum acacia, mineral salts and natural colors. These ingredients are used in flavor blends, dry mixes, sauces, salad dressings, meats, poultry, seafood, beverages, baked goods, dairy products, confections and a variety of other applications.
Our FoodTech team is comprised of technically trained industry professionals that service principals and customers by providing formulation, knowledge, problem-solving expertise and superior customer service.
Animal Wellness focuses on improving the overall health and quality of life of animals. We supply specialty nutritional and functional ingredients used in the companion, equine, and zoo animal industries. In addition to the FoodTech portfolio, Animal Wellness represents several innovative and unique nutritional ingredients. All products are based on sound science and are of the highest quality, most of which are human-grade.
Our team's technical knowledge, passion and enthusiasm translate into the highest level of service.