About Us

Focused on Flavor for over a decade

Savoury Systems is a leader in the savory flavors industry. Founded in 1997 by Dave Adams, Savoury Systems is led by a team with over 100 years of collective experience. We specialize in Yeast Extracts and Organic compliant products, and can formulate custom blends in our in-house flavor laboratory to meet your unique needs.

Vision Statement:

Savoury Systems strives to bring best-in-industry service and selection to the savory flavors sector. Our team works hard to get you what you need, or they’ll even develop custom formulas if that is something out of the ordinary. We pride ourselves on quick response to all inquiries and orders.

David Adams, President

After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a Food Science degree, Mr. Adams worked in the food industry for several years before starting Savoury Systems. In just a few years, his small start-up has grown into a respected ingredient supplier in the industry. Specializing in yeast-based flavor enhancers, Mr. Adams has also developed organic yeast extract and yeast-based salt replacers to meet the growing need of products which provide added value to foods.

Elizabeth Adams, Vice President of Administration and Human Resources

Mrs. Adams, also a University of Rhode Island graduate, oversees several areas within Savoury Systems. In addition to Treasurer responsibilities, Mrs. Adams also handles Human Resources and general administration within the company.

Jackie Sun, Vice President of Marketing

Also a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Mrs. Sun joined Savoury Systems in 2003. With a degree in Business Administration/Marketing, as well as a minor in Biology, Mrs. Sun heads Savoury Systems’ marketing and tradeshow initiatives.

Kevin McDermott, Vice President & Director of Sales

Mr. McDermott earned his degree in Business Administration from Messiah College. In 2006, he started at Savoury Systems as Product Manager. After gaining hands-on experience in the lab in product development, he is now Technical Sales Manager for the eastern half of the U.S.

Patrick Barrett, Director of Finance

Patrick earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Scranton. He joined SSI in September 2015. He has held various senior financial positions in both public and private organizations. Patrick also has many years of manufacturing experience in various industries, including 7+ in food processing.

Alex Carillo, Director of Operations

Alex Carillo obtained his degree in business and accounting from South America. He has been part of Savoury Systems Intl. team since 2008. He started at Savoury Systems as the Operations Coordinator Alex has worked in Operations his entire career.