CHADBOURNE RESIGNS FROM IFF
Byline: Pete Born
NEW YORK — International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. kicked off Fragrance Week with a shakeup.
Brian Chadbourne, who joined IFF in July 1996, resigned Monday as fragrance division president. Eugene P. Grisanti, chairman and corporate president, would say only, “It didn’t work out.”
He declined to elaborate and Chadbourne could not be reached for comment.
Chadbourne was succeeded by Stuart Maconochie, who has been vice president and area manager of fragrance for Europe, Africa and the Mideast. He joined IFF in 1989.
Maconochie will be succeeded by IFF veteran Carlos Lobbosco, vice president and area manager for fragrances in Latin America. He has been with IFF since 1975.
Grisanti noted that the fragrance presidency is a job that entails managing four regions: Europe-Africa-Mideast, North America, Latin America and the Far East.
Before Chadbourne came to IFF, he was with the Chicago-based Keebler Co., a snack food company. Before that, he managed the European operations of the McVites Group, a food manufacturing division of United Biscuits of London.
Chadbourne joined IFF as fragrance area manager of North America in July 1996, and was named global fragrance president the following October. He arrived at the company at a time IFF, the perennial market leader in prestige fragrance development, was challenged by renewed competition from rival suppliers, notably Firmenich and Givaudan Roure.