The industry leaders on the P&F magazine editorial advisory board help the editors shape content. These advisors reflect P&F magazine's readership and the broad range of businesses they represent.
Brian M. Lawrence
Natural Products Editor, Perfumer & Flavorist magazine; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Essential Oil Research
Brian M. Lawrence worked for various divisions of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., where he held positions such as Director of Research and Development (Avoca Division), Manager of the Flavor Division and Senior Principal Scientist/Manager for the Flavor Division. Following his retirement in 2003, he established a consultancy business that is still in operation today. Lawrence has published more than 80 original articles and reports. Since 1976, he has held the position of scientific editor of Perfumer & Flavorist magazine, for which he has written more than 200 reviews for the "Progress in Essential Oils" section. The recipient of several prestigious honors, he has published 10 books and 18 book chapters on essential oils.
Bill Ludlum has more than 30 years of experience in the flavor and fragrance industry, previously with Frutarom, Haarmann & Reimer and Givaduan. He is currently vice president of business development at Berje.
G. Mosciano Ltd.
Gerard Mosciano began his professional career at IFF in 1963 as a flavor analytical chemist. He became a professional Member of the Society of Flavor Chemists in 1974, after studying under some of the organization's Charter Members. Mosciano later pursued a creative flavor career at H.H. Ottens, Food Materials (purchased by Bush Boake Allen in 1990) and Universal Flavors where he was Chief Flavorist. He is currently President of G. Mosciano Ltd., an independent flavor consulting company. In addition to acting as the principal author/editor of the technical book "Successful Flavors," Mosciano has been authoring Perfumer & Flavorist magazine's flavor material column "The Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials" for over 20 years. He was president of the Society of Flavor Chemists for 1987-1988 and the president of Chemical Sources for 1983-1984.
Independent flavorist and author
John Wright has worked as a flavorist for over 30 years, initially with Duckworths and PFW in the UK, then Bush Boake Allen in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States before joining IFF's US operation. He is currently an independent consultant and the author of the technical book "Flavor Creation" and the monthly "Flavor Bites" column in Perfumer & Flavorist magazine. Wright progressed into technical and general management, but has always been enthusiastic to retain an active creative role in flavors. Wright is a fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and British Society of Flavourists, and a member of the Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.