NY State Senator John Bonacic Tours Bell Flavors & Fragrances

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was pleased to join members of the Bell Flavors & Fragrances Executive Leadership team on August 6th for a tour of their 87,000 square foot facility in Middletown, NY.

During Senator Bonacic’s visit he learned of Bell’s extensive history dating back 100 years. He also created his own cologne alongside Bell’s Perfumers and Director of Evaluation, Maryann Esposito. “Learning the fundamentals and intricacies of all the components that need to come together when creating a fragrance enlighten his view and respect for the art of our industry,” commented Esposito.

Rich Nero (Senior Perfumer), Suzanne Golabek (Senior Account Executive) Janice Hart (Senior Account Executive), Andy Hackman (IFRANA – Serlin Haley LLP), Pamela Angeles (Business Development Executive) Senator John J. Bonacic, Kelli Heinz (Director of Marketing & Industry Affairs), Timothy Lauren (Executive Vice President of Fragrances) Maryann Esposito (Evaluation Director) George Agapescu (Middletown Plant Manager)The Senator then toured the plant, meeting and greeting many of the employees who are constituents to his district followed by lunch with many of Bell’s management team.

In addition to the tour, Senator Bonacic met privately with members of Bell’s leadership team and a member of IFRNA, the International Fragrance Association of North America to discuss legislative and regulatory issues that the company faces on a daily basis.

Bell strives to be as connected to not only the community but all members who represent the district. This ensures the longevity of Bell Flavors & Fragrances, but more importantly the entire fragrance industry.

Bell Flavors and Fragrances is a worldwide company that creates flavors and fragrances for many of the food, beverage, cosmetic and personal care products that we use on a daily basis. The Middletown facility is one of Bell’s two manufacturing locations in North America, and employs over 50 people.