Mr. Manning joined Sensient in June 2009 as general manager, food colors, North America. His responsibilities later expanded to include all of Latin America, as well as pharmaceutical, industrial and inkjet colors. He was elected president of the Color Group in July 2010.
Under Mr. Manning’s leadership, the Color Group directed its strategy and investments toward value added products and new technologies in natural colors, pharmaceutical coatings and digital inks. As a result, the Color Group achieved record operating profits during the time he served as president. Operating profit margin and gross profit margin have also improved dramatically during his tenure. In his new roles, he will extend his focus to the Flavors & Fragrances Group and the company’s other operations.
Mr. Manning holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Stanford University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Michael Geraghty will succeed Paul Manning as president of the Color Group. Mr. Geraghty joined Sensient in April 2011 as general manager, food colors USA. He holds a bachelor of chemical engineering degree from Villanova University and an MBA from Jacksonville University.