SKOKIE, ILL. — Sethness Roquette announced Dec. 16 the addition of David Humphrey to its team as senior account manager. Humphrey brings 31 years of regional sales and marketing experience from a broad range of industries, including food and nutrition, specialty chemicals, household products and other areas.

Humphrey joins the company after serving as technical sales manager at Jarchem Industries for the last 11 years. He will take over Al Roth’s accounts in New England and along the East Coast upon Roth’s retirement. Aldo Ripley, sales manager at Sethness, will take over Al Roth’s accounts in Florida.

Roth first joined Sethness Roquette in 1981 and plans to retire after 40 years with the company at the end of 2021.

“Al has been the face of the company on the East Coast, and to the food and beverage industry, for four decades,” said Tom Schufreider, president of Sethness Roquette’s America division. “He is equally beloved and highly respected by colleagues and customers. There has never been a more hardworking, honest, moral, and dedicated colleague. Al has always provided strong leadership within the company and to the industry. He has been a terrific mentor to many of us.”

Sethness Roquette is a leading global caramel color provider for various food and beverage industries, including pet food.

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