NEW YORK — Fragrance supplier Quest International has promoted Paul Austin to the post of vice president of global fine fragrance.
Austin, who has been with Quest for 15 years, was most recently vice president and general manager of fine fragrances for North America, a position he assumed in 2004.
In the new post, Austin will have the added duties of global fine fragrance and full profit-and-loss responsibility for Quest’s fine fragrance business. He will report to Isabelle Parize, group vice president of fragrances for Quest, who is based in the U.K.
Austin, who is Australian, is a veteran of the fragrance industry, having worked in the U.K., France, Italy and the Netherlands.
He was transferred here in 1994 and has since held senior positions in marketing, public relations, sales and general management, Quest said in a statement.
The move is part of a larger reorganization, the firm noted. The plan also involves the appointment of Christian Dussoullier to vice president of fine fragrance in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a Paris-based position reporting to Austin. Dussoullier joined Quest last year from Firmenich where he was vice president of fine fragrance sales for the same region.