Dr. Bruno Storp, the former chief executive officer of Drom Fragrances, died of pneumonia March 30 at the Harlaching Hospital in Munich, Germany. He was 82.
Storp took over Drom Fragrances from his father in 1946, at the age of 19, representing the second generation to run the family-owned fragrance supplier. He is credited with transforming Drom from a local player to one of the world’s leading fragrance houses, which remains one of the few wholly independent family-owned companies, the firm noted. Under his guidance, Storp expanded the company’s international presence, founding subsidiaries in the U.S., Japan and Australia.
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