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Fragrance West has hired Steve E. Raphel as president, effective July 1.
A fifth-generation perfumer with 35 years of experience, Raphel served as president at both Belmay and Manheimer Fragrances. He also held both creative perfumery and executive management positions at Felton International, where he began his career in 1979.
Also new to Fragrance West are key personnel to round out its sales and marketing teams: Brian Wills, Susanne Mayle, Gloria Albrecht and Karri Witt, who all joined the company from their previous posts at Monarch Fragrances.