Italian Masters of Citrus

Speakers

Felice Chirico

Sales & Marketing Director @Agrumaria Reggina

Felice grew up around citrus crops and witnessing the transformation of these fruits, provides him with a strong background in Italian citrus fruits. Bringing that experience to Agrumaria Reggina, he has helped producers define and develop successful products in the beverage, flavor, and fragrance markets.

Bill Palagonia

General Manager @Prinova Aromas

Bill grew up in the Essential Oils business, with his grandfather and father both holding executive positions. His career started in 1997 at Sarcom, carrying on his father’s Essential Oil division until 2007. From their Bill started his own Essential Oil Distribution company Pure Source, which was later sold to Premium Ingredients in 2010. Bill led the division for 2 years, during which Premium Ingredients became Prinova. In 2012, he accepted a position as Executive VP at Phoenix Aromas. In 2015, Bill rejoined Prinova and by 2016 established Aromas division, which Bill continues to operate as the General Manager for to this day.

Francesco Chirico

Head of Technical Department @Agrumaria Reggina

After graduating in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Francesco immediately started working in the Beverage R&D Center of Agrumaria. After 8 years, he became Head of all Technical Areas. He now supervises Agrumaria’s R&D labs, Quality Control, and Production Area.