ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — The National Seasoning Manufacturers Association (NSMA) has named Tim Sonntag as president for a two-year term. He is the vice president of quality and technical services for Wixon, Inc.

Sonntag was appointed to the position at the 2008 NSMA Annual Meeting held during the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in New Orleans on July 1. The NSMA seeks to promote and continue scientific study in the food seasonings industry and improve relations between the industry, related associations, and U.S. food regulatory agencies.

Sonntag has been employed by Wixon for more than 22 years. In his role, he is responsible for Wixon’s quality, sanitation, food safety, and regulatory compliance functions. Sonntag is also chairperson of the American Spice Trade Association’s (ASTA) government relations committee, a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in food chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and his MBA degree in management from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

He resides in Greendale with his wife, Jill, who is a senior food technologist for Wixon, and their two sons.

Wixon is a fully integrated food and beverage ingredient leader providing custom-ground spices, blended seasonings, flavor technologies, protein expertise, and consumer products and packaging. Wixon’s brand promise of Service Driven Culinary Science gives customers the added benefit of food technology enhanced by the creativity of culinary arts.

With its advanced scientific and culinary capabilities combined with a passion for service, Wixon drives innovation and provides solutions for its customers. Besides custom flavor formulations, Wixon offers R&D, product development, packaging options, inventory management, and just-in-time delivery. Wixon is ISO9001 certified and QAI Organic Certified. It celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2007. Its campus is located at 1390 E. Bolivar Ave. in the Milwaukee suburb of St. Francis, Wis., 53235. More information on Wixon or any of its products may be obtained at www.wixon.com or by calling (414) 769-3000.