John Hughes Joins Norwest Ingredients

ROYAL CITY, Wash., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Norwest Ingredients, a leading dealer and processor of American mint oils has hired John Hughes to lead their sales and business development efforts as they build on their years of success bringing high quality peppermint and spearmint oils to the food, flavor and fragrance industries.

Terry Cochran, President of Norwest Ingredients, expressed excitement and confidence in having Mr. Hughes join the Norwest team, "John is the perfect fit for our business and we are pleased to work with a sales professional of John's caliber, reputation and experience." 

Mr. Hughes has over 20 years of successful industrial sales experience selling food & flavor ingredients, developing strong & close business relationships, and building value for customers. His previous experience with Cargill's Corn Milling & Sweetener business units provide a fundamental understanding of agricultural products and direct knowledge of the importance of food safety and security of bringing high quality ingredients from the farm to the food processor, and ultimately, to the consumer.  Mr. Hughes' recent employment with Millennium Specialty Chemical, working with terpene chemistry, providing unique molecules to the flavor & fragrance industry broadened his experience in dealing with the sensitivity, creativity and innovation of bringing new flavors & fragrances to market.

Norwest Ingredients is a family owned and operated business started in 2000 by brothers Terry & Jeff Cochran. Norwest has been a natural development of their father's mint farming operation dating back to the early 1960s. Core principles of integrity, hard work, and respect coupled with innovative operations, responsiveness to others and determination has enabled the Cochran family to build two very successful and respected companies in Jet Farms and Norwest Ingredients.

Norwest Ingredients has worked closely with American mint farmers for over a decade sourcing the highest quality mint oils and building a state of the art distillation and blending facility in Royal City, Washington. The company has grown from a handful of regional customers in the USA, to an internationally known business supporting clients around the globe. Mr. Hughes is the company's first personnel move outside their Royal City operations and he will be located in the metro NY/NJ area. As the company's success continues, having a seasoned and respected sales presence in the heart of the F&F industry is another indication of Norwest's commitment to serve and support the needs of their customers.

Media Contact: Terry Cochran, Norwest Ingredients, 509-346-2200,

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