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WFFC June Recognition Awards Dinner ezine

By: Rosanna Dotro (IFF)

The WFFC New Jersey Chapter hosted their Annual Recognition Awards Dinner at the Liberty House in Jersey City, New Jersey on June 21st, 2017. The venue offered astonishing views of the New York City skyline where 171 guests were in attendance. Amy Marks-McGee, President of the WFFC and Founder of Trendincite LLC, started off the evening by honoring the esteemed award recipients for their outstanding accomplishments in the flavor and fragrance industry.

The Flavorist Award was presented to Cyndie Lipka, Senior Flavorist at Prinova USA. Judith Michalski, Senior Flavorist at Abelei, introduced Cyndie. The Perfumer Award was presented to Martha Cafro, Senior Perfumer at Agilex Fragrances. Natalie Kuhles, Senior Vice President Creative Services, Agilex Fragrances, introduced Martha. Amy Marks-McGee expressed it best when she said, “Both of these awards celebrate the art, creativity and inspirational nature of Cyndie and Martha’s work and industry contributions.”

The Nancy Poulos Leadership Award was presented to Gladys Gabriel, Vice President of Global Procurement at International Flavors & Fragrances. Gladys was introduced by her husband Bob Gabriel. The award given was in memory of Nancy Poulos, an industry veteran and past WFFC president. Gladys was recognized for her unique leadership abilities and continued success in the industry.

The Innovative Excellence Award was presented to John Wright, Consultant at Mondelez International. Cathianne Leonardi, Senior Flavorist at WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients, introduced John. He was described as an individual who contributes inventive ideas and offers novel contributions that positively impact the flavor or fragrance industry in any sector.

The WFFC would like to thank our platinum sponsors, Agilex Fragrances, Berje, and Kerry Ingredients & Flavors; our gold sponsors, Bedoukian Research and Panzarasa Group; our silver sponsors, Lansdowne Aromatics PLC and William Bernstein Company, and our gift bag sponsors, Bedoukian Research and American Society of Perfumers. The gift bag featured an Ardent Rose fragrance as part of the Roses for Autism social enterprise.

NYC Skyline

L-R: Amy Marks-McGee (Trendincite LLC); Gladys Gabriel (IFF); Bob Gabriel

L-R: Judith Michalski (Abelei); Amy Marks-McGee (Trendincite LLC); Cyndie Lipka (Prinova USA)


Martha Noyes
 (Agilex Fragrances)

John Wright (Mondelez International)

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