OMAHA — Marino Trovela has joined the research, quality and innovation team at Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings as a senior technical services specialist. He will be based in Carol Stream, Ill.

Mr. Trovela most recently worked as an R.&D. project leader/senior food scientist at Alberto Culver in Melrose Park, Ill. He has experience in such facets of the food industry as seasoning blends, dressings and sauces, baked foods, sweeteners, dairy products, beverages, and fats and oils. Mr. Trovela received a master’s of science in food science and human nutrition from the University of Illinois-Champaign and a bachelor’s of science in chemical engineering.