Fragrance Notes Spring 2017 - Page 11

B O A R D o f DIR E C T OR S Shawn Blythe Director “Working in the fragrance industry has given me the challenge of applying engineering and scientific approaches to what is, at its core, a creative endeavor. The application of fact-based rigor to an undeniably emotional construct like fragrance provides endless opportunities to interact with people who think differently than I do – and that is almost always a beneficial experience!” I am currently Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs for International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and have been with the company for over 25 years. My educational background includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Financial Management, while my employment background includes senior management roles in a variety of functions including IT, Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Planning and Regulatory. In addition to my role with IFRANA, I also hold board positions with the Personal Care Products Council, Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, and Chemistry Council of NJ where I currently serve as Chairman of the Board. Peter Fielder Director “Fragrance is as much a component of our environment as sound and light. It sets a tone, creates a mood and triggers emotions in a way that no other ambient factor can produce. I’m very excited for the future direction of this industry.” I serve as Vice President & General Manager of the Flavor & Fragrance business for Emerald Kalama Chemical, where I have been since 2011. Over the past five plus years, I have guided the Kalama F&F business through multiple capacity expansions and a 2015 acquisition of an aroma chemicals facility in Widnes, UK. I have been with Emerald and its predecessor companies in various leadership roles since 1994. I received my civil en vVW&rFVw&VRg&7FFRVfW'6GB$g&66PvW7FW&&W6W'fRVfW'6Ge$u$4TDU2$p