Thomas Amantea has joined Ultra International as vice president of Sales for France and Italy. He will also act as a consultant perfumer on some projects that involve blend creations and olfactive consultancy.
Ultra International B.V. also announced Joel Esteban Casado to join the Dutch team in the Netherlands as vice president of Spain and Mediterranean, Mexico and South America.
Amantea worked as a project manager and perfumer in France and around the world, working for small companies as well as multinationals. In 2022 Amantea received his perfumer certification from the Symrise Perfumery School.
Ultra’s managing director, Ravi Sanganeria, said, “We are proud to welcome our new upcoming star perfumer based out of Paris. Thomas will take on clients in Paris and will cover the rest of France. He will also develop other key markets in Italy, Spain, and North Africa for natural essential oils as well as perfumery and fragrance compounds. Thomas has an amazing sense of aroma identification along with a passion for naturals which will further strengthen our presence in Europe.”
Amantea shared, “As a former perfumer, my love for scents couldn’t have been better served than with Ultra’s natural raw materials. I’m thrilled to start this exciting new role, knowing that it will present both challenges and opportunities. I genuinely think that this journey is more than just a sales venture; I see it as an exploration where I will connect with clients with the authentic essence of nature. I look forward to showcasing Ultra's premium raw materials, ensuring each encounter is not just a transaction but a fragrant experience. I must say, it’s been quite some time since I have been so animated about a project like this! The immense potential for growth and development fuels my eagerness to contribute to Ultra’s success story with an even greater passion and dedication that drew me to the world of perfumery."
Joel Esteban Casado
Esteban Casado worked for eight years at Ventós and for almost four years at Sensient Technologies Essential Oils. He was directly involved with essential oils as a product manager and as head of the purchasing team.
Sanganeria shared, “We are very proud and honored to welcome our long-time industry friend Joel into our humble organization. With the experience, skill set, and knowledge possessed by Joel, Ultra will be much better positioned for continued growth and success in natural ingredients in a sustainable and ethical manner.”
Esteban Casado stated, “I couldn't be more excited about this new opportunity! Having admired Ultra's impact on the industry, I am honored to be part of this dynamic team of inspiring key people. The journey that lies ahead for me is filled with promising growth and exciting adventures but above all, the chance to contribute to something very meaningful.”
“I’m eager to leverage my skills, knowledge, and experiences to contribute to the success of Ultra. I’m also ready to dive into the exciting projects and challenges that await. I can’t wait to collaborate with my talented colleagues to achieve great things together."