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
  • Ryan Turner

    Business Data Analyst
  • Guiolber Diaz

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

    Barbara Frantz

    Commercial Administrative Assistant
  • Nate Zurisko

    Director of Business Development
  • William Bower

    Director of Purchasing
  • Taylor Garrett

    Sales & Marketing Intern
  • Marietta Grant

    Commercial Project Manager
  • Nick Dauch

    Director of Marketing
  • Nicholas Bourne

    Account Manager
  • 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 Crawley

    Cost Accountant
  • Gabrielle Cray

    HR Manager
  • 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
  • Emmanuel Martinez

    I.T. Specialist
  • Chris Frantz - Vigon
    Chris Frantz - Vigon

    Chris Frantz

    IT Systems Manager
  • Peter Crimi

    IT Director

Emmanuel Martinez

I.T. Specialist

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

  • Drew VanPelt - Vigon

    Drew Van Pelt

    Maintenance Mechanic
  • Zach Heymann

    Production Planner
  • Dan Meloro

    Planning Manager
  • Jim Ward

    Senior Maintenance Advisor
  • Kyle Frable

    Maintenance Mechanic
  • Nyree Cruz

    Junior Supply Chain Planner
  • Justin Ward

    Maintenance Supervisor
  • Dave Seidt - Vigon
    Dave Seidt - Vigon

    David Siedt

    Facilities Engineer
  • Michael Taenzer

    Junior Engineer
  • Gregory Brown

    Process Engineer
  • Matthew Hurd

    Production Planner & Scheduler

Nyree Cruz

Junior Supply Chain Planner

Michael Taenzer

Junior Engineer

Gregory Brown

Process Engineer

Matthew Hurd

Production Planner & Scheduler

Quality Assurance

  • John Ross

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

    Deb Aber

    Food Safety Team Leader
  • Amanda Moyer - Vigon
    Amanda Moyer - Vigon

    Amanda Moyer

    Manager of Regulatory
  • Heather Fox - Vigon
    Heather Fox - Vigon

    Heather Fox

    Regulatory Specialist
  • Natasha Rodriguez

    Product Documentation Coordinator
  • Heidi Fleming

    EH&S Training Manager

Heidi Fleming

EH&S Training Manager

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
  • Carolyn Carusso - Vigon
    Carolyn Carusso - Vigon

    Carolyn Caruso

    Senior QC Lab Technician
  • Nicolette DeSouza

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

    Deveney Young

    Regulatory Specialist I
  • Melissa Loureiro

    QC Lab Technician

Nicolette DeSouza

QC Lab Technician

Logistics

  • Matthew Machalik

    Warehouse Manager
  • Joe 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
  • Mark Lopez

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Thomas Pfendt

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Christopher Kemp

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • AJ Dorsek

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Mark Hajdasz

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Christian Lugo

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Wesley Sancho-Joseph

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Justin Malick

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Barry Rodriguez

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • John Meckes

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist
  • Benjamin Hangstorfer

    Shipping & Receiving Team Leader
  • Steven Smith

    Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Joe Skrypak

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

AJ Dorsek

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Christian Lugo

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Justin Malick

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Barry Rodriguez

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

John Meckes

Shipping & Receiving Specialist

Benjamin Hangstorfer

Shipping & Receiving Team Leader

Production

  • Edwin Medina - Vigon

    Edwin Medina

    Production Supervisor Repacks
  • Anthony Borrero

    Production Specialist
  • Mark Patney

    Production Manager
  • Bert Kemmerer

    Production Specialist
  • Lucas Kmetz

    Production Specialist
  • Scott Florio

    2nd Shift Production Supervisor
  • Nick Felker

    Production Specialist
  • Brad Toro

    Production Specialist
  • Macky Tall

    Production Specialist
  • Randy Cornell

    Production Supervisor
  • Joe Walsh

    Production Specialist
  • Noah Leibold

    Production Specialist
  • Michael Biel

    Reaction & Distillation Supervisor
  • Jesus Ramirez

    Production Specialist
  • Dillon Nemia

    Production Specialist
  • Edward Klepach

    Production Specialist
  • Corey Eppinger - Vigon
    Corey Eppinger - Vigon

    Cory Eppinger

    Production Specialist
  • Adam Leewright - Vigon
    Adam Leewright - Vigon

    Adam Leewright

    Production Specialist
  • Cornelius Draper

    Production Specialist
  • James Johnson

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

    Jalone Smoot

    Production Specialist
  • Elliot Medina - Vigon
    Elliot Medina - Vigon

    Elliot Medina

    Production Specialist
  • James Romeus

    Production Specialist
  • Dequann Stanley

    Production Specialist
  • Dexroy Millings

    Production Specialist
  • Frank Tarver

    Production Specialist
  • Alec Smith

    Production Specialist
  • Jaime Gonzalez-Rodriguez

    Production Specialist

Anthony Borrero

Production Specialist

Bert Kemmerer

Production Specialist

Macky Tall

Production Specialist

Noah Leibold

Production Specialist

Edward Klepach

Production Specialist

Cornelius Draper

Production Specialist

James Romeus

Production Specialist

Dequann Stanley

Production Specialist

Dexroy Millings

Production Specialist

Frank Tarver

Production Specialist

Jaime Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Production Specialist