"In times of constant mergers and acquisitions in the fragrance industry, we firmly believe that our position as a small, independent and 100% family owned fragrance house enables us to better fulfill our customers' demands, as compared to other houses," said Ferdinand Storp, general manager, Drom. "We are always eager to use our freedom from Wall Street and any other shareholders to become even better, for instance by constantly improving our reaction time and customer service. It is our goal to be the fastest, most agile and most customer-minded company in the industry. In times when other houses add management layers to their structure, we are eliminating them and streamlining our operations."
O'Shea started his career 20 years ago in Europe in the technical field of micro-encapsulation and relocated to New York City in 1997 as part of the new management team for Retail Communications Corp., where he successfully aided in the incorporation of RCC into the Arcade group. Before joining Drom, O'Shea also held a sales management position at CPL. He has been with Drom for more than six years and as vice president of personal care and hair care has been responsible for the successful growth of this division.
"This new hierarchy is the most effective way to run a company," said Storp. "Supported by our state-of- the-art modern communication technology, which includes a sophisticated mobile video conferencing system, the decision-making process can be reduced to a matter of minutes."