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The Phoenix Arises

John Wright with Ruth Mastenbroek and Rob Tyszkiewicz

One of my earliest recollections from my days in Bush Boake Allen (now International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.) was of my first visit to the rambling bucolic estate that masqueraded as its Long Melford, England, essential oil and extract plant. Bush Boake Allen had only recently been assembled with an evident lack of planning and forethought from three proud old companies: W.J. Bush & Co., Stafford Allen & Sons, and A. Boake, Roberts & Co. Long Melford had been the heart of Stafford Allen & Sons, specializing in superb English distilled oils, spice extracts and raising prize pigs.

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