EDISON, N.J. — Leaslie Carr has joined AAK as marketing manager, AAK USA Inc. She will be based in Edison and will be responsible for marketing and business development for AAK USA and Canada.

Leaslie Carr has more than 15 years of experience in the food ingredient industry.

“Ms. Carr comes to us with over 15 years of experience in marketing and product development in the food ingredient industry,” said Mark Becker, vice-president of sales and marketing for AAK USA and Canada. “Her extensive experience in the food ingredient arena and intimate knowledge of the food industry will prove invaluable for AAK as we seek to expand our business into new geographies and market segments.”

Ms. Carr joins AAK from Firmenich, where she was business development manager for the Savory Foods North America business. Prior to Firmenich, she held numerous roles at Ingredion, Inc. Ms. Carr was marketing manager for the Wholesome Springboard for Ingredion’s North America business. Her main responsibility was managing the company’s portfolio of “clean label” products. The responsibilities included marketing and business development, as well as strategy.

Ms. Carr has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rutgers University and a master of business administration degree from Rider University.