The 2015 Flavorcon speaker lineup is being built. When finalized, the complete list of speakers with full biographies will appear here.

Judith Michalski

Senior Flavorist, abelei flavors

Judith Michalski currently works as a Senior Flavorist for abelei flavors. Her 30-plus-year career creating flavors includes positions at Food Materials, Inc. (now IFF), Danisco (now Firmenich), Silesia, Edlong and Bell Flavors & Fragrances

She’s been involved with P&F’s “Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials” column—first as a panelist, then as its primary author—since its inception in 1989.


Monday, November 16
Tuesday, November 17

John Wright

Independent Flavorist and Author

John Wright has worked as a flavorist for more than 30 years, initially with Duckworths and PFW in the UK, then Bush Boake Allen in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States before joining IFF's US operation. Wright progressed into technical and general management, but has always been enthusiastic to retain an active creative role in flavors. 

He is currently an independent consultant and the author of the technical book "Flavor Creation, Second Edtion" and the monthly "Flavor Bites" column in Perfumer & Flavorist magazine.

Wright is a fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and British Society of Flavourists, and a member of the Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.


Monday, November 16

Marie Wright

Vice President and Chief Global Flavorist, Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients

Marie Wright believes that flavor creation is artistry rather than science, and perfection in art is truly challenging. She trained as a flavorist with Bush Boake Allen, London, advancing to senior flavorist and moving to the United States as the Flavor Creation Manager for Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Wright then moved to IFF, creating flavors for the global accounts and playing a leading role in innovation. She eventually took on the leadership role of Vice President, Senior Flavorist. In 2012, Wright joined Wild Flavors was soon promoted to the leadership position of Vice President & Chief Global Flavorist. Marie’s commitment to sharing knowledge is highlighted in the chapter Elegant Flavors in John Wright’s world-renowned “Flavor Creation.”


Monday, November 16

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