Biographical Summary:

Cynthia Astrack

Cynthia Astrack is President and owner of Astral Extracts, Ltd.  She has an extensive background in the flavor industry.  In particular her background includes manufacturing, operations, sales, strategic business planning, product development and marketing management.  This varied experience, totaling more than 27 years, enables Ms. Astrack to offer Astral's clients an unusual blend of management expertise coupled with conceptual sales imagination, technical acumen and practical implementation.

Ms. Astrack is active in both the New York and Florida Sections of the IFT, the Fragrance Materials Association of the United States (FMA), Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce (WFFC), International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT), and the Membership and Ingredient Committee for the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers' Association of the United States (FEMA).

Prior to joining Astral, Ms. Astrack was President and Founder of CCOM, Inc., a company specializing in new product packaging and market research for various industries including high technology.  She was a recognized expert and a frequently sought-after speaker who addressed several national conferences.  Her clients included such companies as DuPont, American Express, AT&T, MCI, BOC's, ITT, state and international government agencies, and other corporations.

Ms. Astrack has a B.A. from Skidmore College and an M.B.A. from New York University's Stern Graduate School of Business.  Her graduate thesis received NYU's annual Joseph Kolodny Award given to outstanding graduate students.   Ms. Astrack (Ciasulli) was selected as an Honored Member of Who's Who in US Executives for 1990.