Board of Directors
Murray S. Cohen, Director and Chairman of the Board
Dr. Murray S. Cohen has served as Director and Chairman of the Board of the Company since June 1984 and Secretary since March 2001. From June 1984 to January 2006, Dr. Cohen was Chief Executive Officer, and from June 1984 to August 1994, he was also President. Dr. Cohen also currently serves as Chief Scientist. From January 1978 through May 1983, Dr. Cohen was the Director of Research and Development for Apollo Technologies Inc., a company engaged in the development of pollution control procedures and devices. Dr. Cohen was employed as a Vice President and Technical Director of Borg-Warner Chemicals from 1973 through January 1978, where his responsibilities included the organization, project selection and project director of a 76 person technical staff which developed materials for a variety of plastic products. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Missouri in 1949 and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the same institution in 1953.
James Ivchenko, Director and President
James Ivchenko has served as Director of the Company since September 1993, President since August 1994, and from February 1992 to August 1994, he was Technical Director and Vice President of Operations. Prior thereto, Mr. Ivchenko was employed by Ungerer & Co. as Plant Manager for the Totowa, New Jersey and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania facilities from May 1988 to May 1991. Mr. Ivchenko has over 30 years of experience in the flavor, fragrance and pharmaceutical intermediate industry. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, Masters of Science and Masters of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
James R. Torpey, Jr., Director
James R. Torpey, Jr... has served as Director of the Company since July 2001. Mr. Torpey is Director of Market Development for SunPower Corporation, a major worldwide supplier of solar electric equipment and systems. From 2002 to 2007, he was President of Madison Energy Consultants, a consulting firm in the energy industry. From 1995 to 2002, he was Director of Technology Initiatives at First Energy/GPU, Chairman of the Solar Electric Power Association, and President and member of the Board of Directors of GPU Solar, Inc. He was a member of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Industry Advisory Board from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Torpey received his Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University in 1991.
Herve A. Meillat, Director
Herve A. Meillat has served as Director of the Company since July 2005. Since September 2006, Mr. Meillat has been the sole owner and CEO of Christian Dalloz Sunoptics, a company located in France which develops, manufactures and sells worldwide non-prescription ocular lenses and shields for premium sunglasses in all market segments including luxury, fashion and sports eyewear. Mr. Meillat is a former Senior Vice President of the Bacou-Dalloz Group, a world leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of personal protection equipment. While with Bacou-Dalloz, he was Senior Vice President of its eye and face business unit from 2001 to 2004, the President of Dalloz Safety Inc. from 1996 to 2001 and Chief Operating Officer of Christian Dalloz in France from 1989 to 1995.
Last Updated on 12/11/12