Virginia Dare Extract Company has appointed Michael “Mike” Springsteen to the position of vice president of research and development. He will be responsible for the company’s product development, and regulatory and quality assurance.
Springsteen brings 30 years of experience to the position, starting his career in product development at Thomas. J. Lipton. He has also worked in product development and has had commercial responsibilities at companies such as Bush Boake Allen, Dragoco, Symrise, and most recently at Firmenich as the vice president of flavor sales.