Fragrance Notes ISSUE 1, 2018 - Page 11

B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S Karen Manheimer Treasurer “I love the smell of green Vitabath. It takes me back to my childhood visits to my grandmother in Philadelphia. It was her favorite bubble bath.” I serve as Vice President of Natural Products at Kerry Ingredients and Flavours. I began my career working with essential oils at J. Manheimer Inc., and that’s where my passion for the industry was born. In 1993, I joined Manheimer as the Olcoresin and Spice Essential Oil Product Manager after earning my MBA at the University of Michigan. In addition to balancing my roles as a mother and executive, I am training for a f ourth degree black belt in karate. Paul Ireland Secretary “I love the myriad of smells on a winter’s walk along the coast. They invoke strong memories of chilly days spent on blustery beach lands in the North of England, close to where I grew up. Heavy skies, icy sea spray, and windswept headlands—dramatic, stunningly beautiful, the air alive with ozone and salt, and the grasses clinging to the coast line.” After graduating from the University of Birmingham (UK) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Geography, I was employed by PZ Cussons as a business trainee, gaining experience in purchasing and marketing, and was quickly immersed in product development, where the power of fragrance to support differentiate brands was obvious. I have spent the last 16 years at Takasago International Corporation, holding positions in Global Account Management, to my current position, Corporate Vice President, Home & Personal Care Fragrance Division. I am continually motivated by the opportunities within our industry. Most recently, I have been impressed by the positivity and enthusiasm of the young professionals pushing their way through on the emerging markets--such determination is invigorating. FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG 11