About Us

Founded on the Physics of Flavor Delivery

ZoomEssence creates custom flavors bursting with aroma and taste for leading food and beverage brands.

Our company was born in 2008 with the understanding that flavors have been created and delivered the same way for a long time. To be different, we had to invent. So we did. Our game-changing, patented flavor delivery technology, called Zooming®, creates a measurably different taste experience. But technology alone cannot do it. It is our team of passionate chefs, flavor creators, beverage scientists, and food developers who breathe the life into our scientific breakthrough everyday by collaborating seamlessly with our customers to create unique, iconic sensory experiences.

“We are a team of innovators who like to question assumptions and stretch what is possible.”

—Dr. Charles Beetz, Chief Science Officer

Our Leadership

We are flavor designers, food scientists, physicists, curious cooks, searching sippers, makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, foodies and tasters all working together to change the future of food and fragrance.

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Steve Hardek

Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Charles P. Beetz

Chief Science Officer

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Bruce Leskanic

CFO & Chief Business Officer

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Jim Vale

Senior VP, Research and Development

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Joseph Santaiti

Senior VP, Sales and Marketing

Sue Kidwell

VP, Flavor Creation and Product Development

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Beth Kinser

VP, Product Assurance

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