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Takasago Appoints Oral Care VP

Posted: January 14, 2008

Takasago International Corp.'s (USA) flavor division announced that Takasago Flavors has appointed Mike Munroe to the position of global vice president of oral care. According to the company, Munroe brings 18 years of oral care experience to the company, having held key positions in marketing, sales and category management at Quest International, now Givaudan, before joining Takasago.

“We are very enthusiastic about [Munroe's] being part of our global oral care team," said Brian Buck, vice president and general manager for the company. "It’s especially fortuitous as we look to leverage our acknowledged strength in aroma chemicals. That strong capability is exemplified in l-menthol and sensates in flavor compounds for oral care products,” added Buck.

Mike Munroe commented that he is delighted to be working at Takasago. “The company’s strong science heritage, its leadership in chiral chemistry and its deep understanding of the sensoral complexities of the mouth create the ideal environment to explore new oral care product concepts.”