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Research & Development Manager, Treatt

Charlotte Catignani

Charlotte is the Research and Development Manager at Treatt, a trusted ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets. She joined Treatt in 2005 following medicinal chemistry research in academia and has gained vast experience in bench to market product development. Charlotte spearheads the group’s Open Innovation and Innovation Management activities, the global product management of Treatt’s growing Sugar Reduction range and managing the R&D department. Supporting a global sales team, Charlotte is on the frontline when it comes to customer training, knowledge sharing and collaboration. She has presented to some of the world’s biggest beverage brands, educating their internal teams on the cutting edge technology of our industry. She led Treatt’s first ever Innovate UK funded project in partnership with Northumbria University, investigating the early stage feasibility of biotechnological processes to the development of commercially significant flavour molecules. Charlotte’s open innovation work has led Treatt to become active members of the Food and FMCG Open Innovation Forum at the Cambridge University Institute for Manufacturing, working with partners in the food and beverage value stream to share best practice and identify areas for collaboration.