Israeli food ingredients firm Frutarom Industries has announced that Kobi Levy has been appointed to the position of executive vice president of Frutarom and manager of its global flavours division.

Levy joins Frutarom from the Strauss Group, where he held the position of general manager, among others. Strauss is a leading dairy producer and a part of the Danone Group.

Frutarom's results for the second quarter of 2005 showed sales growth of 50.5% compared with the same quarter in 2004 to reach US$67.1m, while net profit grew 86.9% to $8.4m.