In 1998 Vigon International was purchased by Steve Somers, formerly of Givaudan.
At the time of purchase Vigon employed 10 individuals.
Under the leadership of Somers
, Vigon International
now employs more than 65 in a facility totaling over 105,000 square feet on seventeen acres of property.
Steve Somers - Owner and President
Steve Somers, owner and president of Vigon International began his career in the flavor and fragrance industry at Felton International in 1982.
Steve worked in the lab at Felton as a Quality Control Chemist while studying to obtain his Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from St. John's University.
focus on the technical side of the business moving to Fritzsche Dodge & Olcott
as a Quality Control Chemist in 1984.
Over the next thirteen years and through the company's mergers with Givaudan Roure, Steve
moved rapidly up through the organization holding various production and sales positions.
Based on Steve's unique combination of technical/production expertise and sales/marketing knowledge, he was appointed Business Director of Givaudan's Fragrance Ingredient Division in 1993.
After successfully overseeing the Fragrance Ingredient business, Steve was promoted in 1997 to Director of Sales for North America.
With such a broad and comprehensive perspective of the flavor and fragrance industry at a senior level, Steve
decided to pursue his
vision of creating a unique and progressive company, and purchased Vigon International
Under Steve's leadership, Vigon International
is becoming one of the industry's fastest growing companies.
Steve Somers Jr. - Director of Commercial Activities
Steve Somers Jr. is our Director of Sales and Purchasing, and joined Vigon in 2010.
is responsible for Sales, Marketing, and Materials Management.
Steve is also a member of the Vigon Board of Advisors.