Willy Palmer, FFS Executive Vice President, Changes Status to Senior Advisor

Willy Palmer, Executive Vice President of Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, has changed his status to Senior Advisor to the FFS/Lucta management team as of August 1, 2017. In his new role, Palmer will continue to maintain his position on the FFS/Lucta board, as well as customer and associate relationships while offering his long tenured perspective, rooted in the FFS culture.

Prior to entering the flavor & fragrance industry, Palmer received a BS in Biology from the University of New Mexico, then continued his education in business at Loyola College of MD. He taught science before joining his family’s flavor & fragrance business, Palmer Labs, which was purchased by FFS founder Robert Maleeny in 1984.

As Executive Vice President, one of the founders and board member at FFS, Willy ensured the execution of the corporate vision. His industry affiliations included membership in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the Institute of Food Technologists, where he served as the Maryland chapter chairman. Willy is well known throughout the coffee industry and has been a featured author of numerous magazine articles and a speaker internationally at industry events.

As he transitions into his new advisory role Palmer expressed, “It is with great pride in the organization we have built that I take this step. I feel incredibly fortunate to have enjoyed such a successful career working with people I respect and admire.”

Cabinet of Curiosities Beer Collection

This intriguing collection was inspired by the wonders and oddities of the natural world. Cabinets of curiosities, also known as Wonder-Rooms, were small collections of extraordinary objects which, like today’s museums, attempted to categorize and tell stories. FFS has blended unique ingredients sourced back to unexpected origin histories to create flavorful beer infusions featuring: Grapefruit Spruce, Horseradish Rye, Ginger Hibiscus Tea, Cinnamon Horchata, Jalapeño Margarita and 7 Pepper Blend.


Cactus Fragrance Collection

FFS has released a new collection based on the trend worthy ingredient Cactus. This collection was inspired by our Everyday Trends, Cactus Water submission, and the tremendous growth in new personal care & household products launched with cactus callouts.

Cactus, with its versatile green odor profile, has mass appeal and pairs well across all fragrance families. Embark on a sensory experience of the desert through this fragrance collection. Our succulent selection includes Cactus Water, Prickly Pear & Aloe, Mojave Matcha, Blue Agave Spritzer, Cactus Flower and Sand Storm.

Pie Lovers Flavored Coffee Collection

Our newest flavor collection for coffee is a pie lover’s delight. Treat yourself to themed flavors offering a hint of fresh baked pie crust notes with tempting traditional and artisanal fillings of Banoffee, Butterscotch Pecan, Cherry Crumble, Coconut Macadamia, Grasshopper and Strawberry Rhubarb. What is the right amount of pie to have? According to a Food Network Magazine survey, 61% of Americans eat a little of each pie, while 37% have just one favorite. And the number one beverage pairing with pie is… coffee!