Fragrance Notes ISSUE 1, 2018 - Page 16

B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S Michel Mane Director “I love the smell of lavender in the air as I am driving on the road to Barrême, France… one of the few places where you can actually smell it before seeing it. It reminds me of the summer days when my father would take me to the company distillery.” I was born in Nice, France, and spent my childhood in Grasse in the middle of the jasmine and rose fields. Educated in Grasse, Paris, and Rouen, I earned a Chemical Engineering Degree and a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry from Duke University. I started my professional career in 1982 as a Research Chemist at MANE’s International Headquarters in Fragrance. I was then trained as a Perfumer and became Director of the Fragrance Division in 1989. My family and I moved to the United States in 1994, where I became President of the U.S. affiliate. In 1999, I took the position of President of MANE Americas, where I serve today. Kenneth McAlister Director “Neroli oil, which is extracted from orange flower, is one of my favorite smells. It reminds me of my days growing up in Florida when all of the orange trees were blooming.” I have been in the fragrance industry for 40 years, and have served as the Director of Business Development at Intarome Fragrance Corporation for the past decade. I have a chemical engineering background, and I co-founded and ran Florachem Corporation for over 20 years. 16 FRAGRANCE NOTES ISSUE 1, 2018