Azelis announced the appointment of Steve Pringle to the senior management role of managing director of Vigon International, an Azelis company. Pringle will report to Vuk Milojkovic, managing director U.S.
Officially starting on February 1, 2024, Pringle is said to be responsible for developing and executing a business strategy to deliver sustainable growth in the F&F market in the Americas.
Boasting nearly two decades of experience in F&F, Pringle has been a dedicated member of several industry organizations—having previously served as a board member of the Chemical Sources Association and as well as the Flavorcon Advisory Board. Pringle is also recognized as a published author, with numerous articles featured in Perfumer & Flavorist+, covering diverse topics from Innovation and Intellectual Property to the Future of Synthetic Ingredients and Natural Materials.
Pringles' former F&F positions include holding the role of Business director for Sensory Ingredients at Renessenz (now Symrise) and later as the vice president of Global Sales & Marketing/president ACS USA at ACS International. His most recent position was vice president of Global Mint and Sensates Group at Takasago International.
Vuk Milojkovic, managing director US, Azelis states, “We are excited to have Steve join Azelis to lead our activities in the US Flavor and Fragrance market as managing director of Vigon. Steve’s background includes both significant technical expertise and business development experience. These skills, combined with his time leading technical teams and track record of delivering growth in the F&F space throughout his career, make him an excellent addition for our Vigon team.”
Pringle adds, “Joining Azelis as managing director for Vigon presents a fantastic opportunity to help continue building a leading specialty chemicals brand in one of the most dynamic and complex markets in the world. I look forward to expanding on Vigon’s already significant success in the Flavor and Fragrance market.”