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Takasago Promotes Michael Lankin, Ph.D., to VP, Aroma Ingredients

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Takasago has announced the promotion of Michael Lankin, Ph.D., to vice president of aroma ingredients.

Takasago has announced the promotion of Michael Lankin, Ph.D., to the position of vice president, aroma ingredients at Takasago International Corp. (USA).

Lankin received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Temple University. He worked at the USDA and in pharmaceuticals prior to joining Takasago in 1997.

He transferred from research & development to the aroma ingredients division in January 2017. Since assuming the position of senior account manager, he has successfully and consistently improved sales despite facing various unprecedented challenges, including a force majeure in the market. 

Lankin maintains a close working relationship with the R&D teams and was able to effectively utilize his technical background in chemistry to build a commercial aptitude that enhances the offerings of the AI division.

While at Takasago he has supported all areas of the organization including sales, purchasing, QA/QC, safety and regulatory, flavor and perfumery.