The boss of a leading company in Bury St Edmunds is celebrating a milestone in his career.
Daemmon Reeve, chief executive of the flavourings and ingredients for foods to perfumes manufacturer Treatt, has clocked up 25 years with the firm.
Mr Reeve, 44, who last month was able to announce a rise in profits before tax of 15 per cent, joined the company as a laboratory technician on January 2, 1991.
He has worked his way up through the business in a variety of roles, including technical, operational, sales and purchasing disciplines.
He moved to the USA as CEO of Treatt USA in July 2010 and then becoming Group CEO in August 2012.
He now divides his time between the UK and Florida, where Treatt has a plant in the middle of the citrus belt.
We have a fantastic team who are doing great things and I am very proud of them.Daemmon Reeve, chief executive
The company, based in Northern Way, employs about 300 staff.
Mr Reeve said: “After 25 enjoyable years it is amazing to look back and reflect upon the progress the business has made in that time.
“But more importantly it is exciting to envisage how far the team can take the business tomorrow.
“We are excited to be passionately involved in the development of increasingly innovative ingredient solutions for beverages, from flavoured craft beer to reduced sugar still and energy drinks.
“We expect this market segment will provide Treatt with interesting growth opportunities in the future.
“What inspires me about the business is the relentless desire and ability of colleagues to execute multi-disciplinary material improvements across the business.
“We have a fantastic team who are doing great things and I am very proud of them.
“My job is to help provide the cultural environment for their success. If I was thinking about a career I would want to work for us.”