Lebermuth's Essentials Fall 2013 will take place November 6, 2013, at The Saddle Brook Marriott in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission is free to those who RSVP here. Lunch will be provided.
Featured speakers include:
- Dr. Brian Lawrence, renowned expert in the field of essential oil research.*
- Rob Brown, president of The Lebermuth Company and great-grandson of founder, Morris Brown.
- Jim Fuchs, Lebermuth's chief perfumer with more than 30 years of experience in the fragrance industry.
The event will feature several sessions, including:
- Discussion and Review of the Essential Oil World - Brian M. Lawrence
- Procedures Used in the Production of Aromatic Isolates - Brian M. Lawrence
- Using Essential Oils in Fragrance - Jim Fuchs
- Working with Essential Oil Producers - Rob Brown
*About Brian M. Lawrence
Brian M. Lawrence was born in London, England in 1939.In 1960, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study chemistry in the United States. In 1965, he went to Toronto, Ontario to do basic research on spices and herbs at Stange Canada Ltd. In 1978, he obtained his doctorate in pharmacognosy at the State University in Groningen, the Netherlands.
In 1978, he returned to the United States to work for various divisions of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. In 1979, he assumed the position of Director, Research and Development for the Avoca Division. From 1984-1990, he was Manager of the Flavor Division for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. In 1990, he was promoted to Principal Scientist, and in 2000 to Senior Principal Scientist/Manager, Flavor Division, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, a position he held until he retired in 2003. He then started a consultancy business which continues to this day.
Brian M. Lawrence has published in excess of 80 original articles and reports. Since 1976, he has been Scientific Editor and Natural Products editor of Perfumer & Flavorist Magazine. He has written more than 250 reviews as “Progress in Essential Oils". He has published thirteen books and eighteen book chapters on essential oils as well as acting as senior editor for the Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Essential Oils, Flavors and Fragrances.
In 1989, he founded the Journal of Essential Oil Research and was Editor-in-chief until January 2010. In 1984, Lawrence was the first recipient of the “Distinguished Service Medal” of IFEAT. In 2004, he received the “Medal of Honor” from the University of Messina for his studies on essential oils. Dr. Lawrence was the editor of the book 'Mint: The Genus Mentha' in 2006 and author of the book 'Peppermint Oil' in 2007 and more recently 'Essential Oils 2008-2011' in 2012.
In 2008, Lawrence was the first recipient of the IFEAT Ronald Neal Founder Award for Special Achievement and Service to the Flavors and Fragrances Industry. Since 1966 he has made more than 70 presentations at scientific meetings throughout the world. In September 2010, Lawrence wrote and taught a short course on essential oils for IFEAT 2010 in Morocco. Lawrence has acted as an expert witness in a number of court cases.
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