Bell Employees Recognized for Industry Awards

Bell Flavors and Fragrances is excited to announce that our employees James Heinz and Janice Hart, have been presented industry awards in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments.

James Heinz, President and CEO of Bell Flavors and Fragrances, has been presented the Eric Bruell Distinguished Service Award by the International Fragrance Association (North Ame rica) in recognition of his legacy of contribution to fragrance. This award is given to honor individuals in the fragrance industry who “go above and beyond the call of duty”, showing an unprecedented level of service, commitment, and contribution to the industry.

Since joining the Fragrance Industry 45 years ago, James Heinz has been a passionate and tireless advocate for fragrance. He is a key IFRANA Board member and spends his personal time lobbying on behalf of the industry to US lawmakers and policy shapers. His efforts to initiate and cultivate relationships with officials, host town hall meetings, and facility tours for elected members at the federal and state members at Bell facilities, has also allowed for a better understanding of the fragrance industry. Committed to the industry’s safety program, James not only ensures that Bell’s global facilities boost high standards of GMP and SQF, he also serves the global fragrance industry on the Board of Directors for RIFM and encourages Bell employees to assist with fragrance industry regulatory efforts and advocacy.

Janice Hart, Key Account Manager, has received the Chapter Speaker Award for the presentation entitled “The Science of Fragrance” from the New England Chapter of Society of Cosmetics Chemists. This award is given to the best scientific paper presented before each Chapter in 2016. Having extensive knowledge of base interactions with fragrance material, coupled with vast experience coming from 20 years in the fragrance industry dealing with business development, olfactive creation, and personal care formulations, Janice was able to help audiences better understand the science behind how different raw materials impact the perception of fragrances. The presentation was an interactive smelling session that moved across various olfactive categories while exploring the unique characters of fragrance classification. It also helped to unlock the mystery of fragrance by proving the tools to better understand and communicate through the language of fragrance. This presentation was given at the November 2016 Meeting with the assistance of Jeena James, Fragrance Marketing Specialist.