Fragrance Notes ISSUE 1, 2018 - Page 51

M EMB E R ST ORI E S U.S. Senator Chris Murphy Highlights Bedoukian Research Inc., as “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer” I n early December 2017, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that Bedoukian Research, Inc. (BRI)—a family-run manufacturer of flavor and fragrance ingredients and synthetic organics—was its “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer” for that week. Dr. Paul Bedoukian founded the manufacturing company in Danbury’s Commerce Park in 1972. Today, his son, Dr. Robert Bedoukian, leads the company with the help of his two sons, Matt and David. BRI employs approximately 80 people—more than half of whom are chemists—and offers more than 500 Aroma Chemicals and Insect Pheromones to customers worldwide in the flavor, fragrance, agricultural, and specialty chemical industries. BRI has also recently started researching novel insect repellents. BRI is a key supplier of specialty ingredients for flavors and fragrances around the world, with export sales accounting for over 60 percent of BRI’s total revenues. BRI employees are proud to volunteer with their local food pantry; donate resources and funding to non-profit organizations, such as Ability Beyond; and help endow the “Bedoukian Chair for Innovation and Research” at Western Connecticut Health Network. BRI also sponsored the development of a perfume called Ardent Rose for the Guilford-based nonprofit, Roses for Autism. Proceeds from the sale of Ardent Rose help provide scholarships and career-training programs to individuals with autism. “While growing their business and making sales to multinational companies around the world, the Bedoukian family has stayed committed to their Connecticut workers and hometown community. The entire company