CHICAGO — Dairy flavor company the Edlong Corp. announced it chose Michael Natale as its new president.

Before joining Edlong, Natale most recently was vice president, global flavor, multinational accounts and customer experience, for Ingredion, Inc.

He joined Ingredion in May 2018 as a commercial director and held several leadership positions, including senior director, commercial and growth platforms, and general manager and global leader of plant-based protein.

Earlier, he was with Bell Flavors & Fragrances as its managing director, Mexico, and vice president of LATAM. He held several leadership roles with the company.

“Michael is the right person at this stage of Edlong’s growth to take us to the next level — he has a proven track record as a builder and an incredible growth mindset,” said Laurette Rondenet, owner and chief executive officer of Edlong. “Michael’s balance of passion, perspective and expertise in F&B will enable him to step easily into our growing company and accelerate our trajectory while honoring our values and culture.”