NEW YORK — Charles Knott has been named chairman and chief executive officer of fragrance supplier Quest International, succeeding Paul Drechsler, who resigned Tuesday after five years at the post.
Knott was formerly president and chief operating officer of National Starch, a subsidiary of London-based Imperial Chemical Industries Group, which is also Quest’s parent. Plans call for Knott to relocate to Quest’s headquarters in Naarden, The Netherlands, from the Bridgewater, N.J., headquarters of National Starch.
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