MEET THE VIGON TEAM

Vigon’s most important resource is the human resource. We are the folks who bring the Yipppeee Magic, using our collective experience to fully understand our customer’s strategic objectives, resolve technical issues quickly, and develop insightful and innovative solutions that exceed expectations.

President

  • Steve Somers

    Owner and President

Steve Somers

Owner and President

Steve Somers is the owner and President of Vigon. With an MS in Analytical Chemistry, he began his career on the technical side of the flavor and fragrance industry, eventually ending up at Givaudan. Steve moved rapidly up through the organization, being appointed as the Business Director of Givaudan’s Fragrance Ingredient Division and soon after promoted to Director of Sales for North America.

In pursuit of his vision of creating a unique and progressive company, Steve purchased Vigon International in 1998. Under Steve’s leadership, the company has since become one of the industry’s fastest growing companies.

Customer Service

  • Lori Austin

    Customer Service Manager & Export Documentation Lead
  • Lindsay Bermingham

    Customer Service Representative
  • Kelly Hanway

    Customer Service Representative
  • Lisa Shaughnessy

    Senior Customer Service Representative
  • Michelle Ewer

    Customer Service Representative of International & Major Accounts

Commercial

  • Jeff Milton - Vigon

    Jeffrey Milton

    Director of Strategic Accounts
  • Pierre Hellivan

    Director of International Business
  • Steve Somers Jr.

    Director of Commercial Activities
  • Laura McKain

    Senior Buyer
  • Guiolber Diaz

    Purchasing Regulatory Analyst
  • Barbra Frantz - Vigon
    Barbra Frantz - Vigon

    Barbara Frantz

    Commercial Administrative Assistant
  • Nate Zurisko

    Director of Business Development
  • William Bower

    Purchasing Coordinator
  • Taylor Garrett

    Sales & Marketing Intern
  • Marietta Zino

    Commercial Project Manager
  • Nick Dauch

    Director of Marketing
  • Nicholas Bourne

    Inside Sales Representative
  • Melissa Garrett

    Sales Assistant

Steve Somers Jr.

Director of Commercial Activities

Steve Somers Jr. is our Vice President, and joined Vigon in 2010. He is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, and Customer Service. Steve is also a member of the Vigon Board of Advisors.

Taylor Garrett

Sales & Marketing Intern

Finance, Accounting & Human Resources

  • Robert Musial

    Controller
  • Bill Blake - Vigon

    Bill Blake

    Vice President of Finance and Strategy
  • Chelsea Spatz - Vigon
    Chelsea Spatz - Vigon

    Chelsea Spatz

    Cost Accountant
  • Marissa Davis

    Accounts Payable & Receivable Specialist
  • Joseph Zannella

    Accountant

Bill Blake

Vice President of Finance and Strategy

Bill Blake is our Vice President of Finance and Strategy and has been with Vigon since 2000. He is responsible for overseeing all Financial and Administrative areas, business continuity, and strategic planning for the company. Bill is also a member of the Vigon Board of Advisors.

IT

  • Dana Ward - Vigon
    Dana Ward - Vigon

    Danna Ward

    Business Process Manager
  • Zane Poyer

    IT Intern
  • Chris Frantz - Vigon
    Chris Frantz - Vigon

    Chris Frantz

    IT Systems Engineer / Administrator
  • Peter Crimi

    IT Director

Zane Poyer

IT Intern

Peter Crimi

IT Director

Pete Crimi is our Director of IT and joined Vigon in 2002. He is responsible for all Vigon software, hardware, and disaster management programs.

Operations & Maintenance

  • Ryan Turner

    Materials Manager
  • Kenza Kresge

    Planning Assistant
  • Drew VanPelt - Vigon

    Drew Van Pelt

    Maintenance Mechanic
  • Zach Heymann

    Production Planner
  • Jim Ward

    Senior Maintenance Advisor
  • Kyle Frable

    Maintenance Mechanic
  • Justin Ward

    Maintenance Supervisor
  • Dave Seidt - Vigon
    Dave Seidt - Vigon

    David Siedt

    Facilities Engineer
  • Leonard VanCamp

    Maintenance Mechanic
  • Ken Wiecoreck

    Chief Operating Officer
  • Matthew Hurd

    Production Planner & Scheduler
  • Marlene Ramos

    Toll Processing Planning Coordinator

Ken Wiecoreck

Chief Operating Officer

Matthew Hurd

Production Planner & Scheduler

Marlene Ramos

Toll Processing Planning Coordinator

Quality Assurance

  • John Ross

    Senior Director of Technical Services and EH&S
  • Deb Aber - Vigon

    Deb Aber

    Food Safety Technician
  • Amanda Moyer - Vigon
    Amanda Moyer - Vigon

    Amanda Moyer

    Manager of Regulatory
  • Nicolette DeSouza

    Regulatory Specialist
  • Heather Fox - Vigon
    Heather Fox - Vigon

    Heather Fox

    Regulatory Specialist
  • Natasha Rodriguez

    Product Documentation Coordinator
  • Justin Miranda

    EHS & Training Manager

Nicolette DeSouza

Regulatory Specialist

Quality Control

  • Felicia Perryman - Vigon
    Felicia Perryman - Vigon

    Felicia Perryman

    Director of Quality Control & Product Development
  • Chrissy Campos - Vigon

    Chrissy Campos

    QC Supervisor
  • Mark Sylvester

    Analytical Team Leader
  • Vaishnavi Patel

    QC Lab Technician
  • Carolyn Carusso - Vigon
    Carolyn Carusso - Vigon

    Carolyn Caruso

    Senior QC Lab Technician
  • Deveny Young - Vigon
    Deveny Young - Vigon

    Deveney Young

    QC Lab Technician
  • Melissa Loureiro

    QC Lab Technician

Logistics

  • Matthew Machalik

    Warehouse Manager
  • Joseph Skrypak

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Erik Campos - Vigon

    Erik Campos

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Chris Velez - Vigon

    Chris Velez

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Dwayne Harrison - Vigon

    Dwayne Harrison

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Dae Evans - Vigon
    Dae Evans - Vigon

    Daeqwuan Evans

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Chris Cemelli

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Ricardo Henry

    DC Shipping & Receiving 1st Shift Team Leader
  • Jerry Grafal

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Mike Loughlin

    Manufacturing Shipping & Receiving Team Leader
  • Antonius Dingle

    Shipping & Receiving Team Leader
  • Lamont Griffin

    Receiving Specialist
  • Luis Texidor

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Keno Rhedrick

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Mark Lopez

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Thomas Pfendt

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Tymande Horton

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Christopher Kemp

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Mark Hajdasz

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Wesley Sancho-Joseph

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Barry Rodriguez

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Benjamin Hangstorfer

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Steven Smith

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Keno Rhedrick

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Barry Rodriguez

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Benjamin Hangstorfer

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Steven Smith

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Production

  • Jerome Brown

    Production Specialist
  • Edwin Medina - Vigon

    Edwin Medina

    Production Supervisor Repacks
  • Christopher Melendez

    Production Specialist
  • Lucas Kmetz

    Production Specialist
  • Scott Florio

    2nd Shift Production Supervisor
  • Nick Felker

    Production Specialist
  • Robert Nevarez

    Production Specialist
  • Brad Toro

    Production Specialist
  • Macky Tall

    Production Specialist
  • Randy Cornell

    Production Supervisor
  • Joe Walsh

    Production Specialist
  • Catharine Merli

    Plant Process Chemist
  • Michael Biel

    Reaction & Distillation Supervisor
  • Edward Klepach

    Production Specialist
  • Corey Eppinger - Vigon
    Corey Eppinger - Vigon

    Cory Eppinger

    Production Specialist
  • Adam Leewright - Vigon
    Adam Leewright - Vigon

    Adam Leewright

    Production Specialist
  • James Johnson

    3rd Shift Production Specialist
  • Jalone Smoot - Vigon
    Jalone Smoot - Vigon

    Jalone Smoot

    Production Specialist
  • Elliot Medina - Vigon
    Elliot Medina - Vigon

    Elliot Medina

    Production Specialist
  • James Romeus

    Production Specialist
  • David James

    Production Specialist
  • Dexroy Millings

    Production Specialist
  • Frank Tarver

    Production Specialist
  • Alec Smith

    Production Specialist

Robert Nevarez

Production Specialist

Macky Tall

Production Specialist

Catharine Merli

Plant Process Chemist

Edward Klepach

Production Specialist

James Romeus

Production Specialist

David James

Production Specialist

Dexroy Millings

Production Specialist

Frank Tarver

Production Specialist