Sensient Colors LLC, St. Louis, appointed Michael Geraghty as general manager for U.S. food colors division, reporting directly to Paul Manning, president, color group. Geraghty will have oversight for strategic planning, marketing, sales and day-to-day operations for U.S. food colors.

“As the world leader in food and beverage color technologies, Sensient Colors continues to define the future of color,” says Manning. “To build upon our success, passionate forward thinkers like Michael bring a wealth of business strategy, management and service expertise that will be extremely valuable to customers and our team.”

Geraghty most recently was general manager and founder of Ready Solutions Inc., a Davidson, N.C., company that markets emergency preparedness products. At Ready Solutions, Geraghty created an international supply chain and designed award-winning products. Previously, he held management positions at GE Plastics and Calgon Corp.

Geraghty earned a master’s degree in business administration from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fla., and a bachelor of chemical engineering degree from Villanova University, Philadelphia. Geraghty also served in the United States Navy as lieutenant commander and naval aviator.

“I look forward to supporting and moving Sensient Colors’ successful business strategy into the future,” Geraghty says. “Sensient Colors is well positioned to continue its success in natural food colors.”

Sensient Colors is a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corp. and is a global leader in color for food and beverage applications.

Sensient Colors brings life to products, adding color and visual enjoyment to food and beverage applications worldwide. Offering unparalleled color innovation and proprietary technologies for more than 100 years, Sensient Food Colors applies industry defining color expertise, enhancing brand value through premium sensory appeal and performance.

Sensient Colors LLC is a unit of Sensient Technologies Corp., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty chemicals. The    company’s customers include major international manufacturers representing many of the world’s best-known brands.