Ton van Harreveld steps down. Simon Rützel new CEO of the Odournet group

Simon and Ton

  Simon Rützel Grünberg (42) takes over as CEO at the multinational sensory sciences and environmental odours consultants Odournet Group, Founder Ton van Harreveld (60) steps down after 25 years and will continue as board member and chief innovation officer.

Co-founder Frans Vossen (56) leaves the board to focus on senior consultant development and development of major corporate accounts. These steps consolidate Odournet group’s transformation from startup to corporate group with global reach, with new offices in India and Brasil.

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Carlos is the editor-chief of and has been in the odour world since 2001. Since then, Carlos has attended over 90 conferences in odour management, both national and international and authored a few papers on the subject. He has also organized a few international meetings and courses. Carlos owns a small company named Ambiente et Odora (AEO). He spends his free time with his wife and his twins, Laura and Daniel, and of course, writing on

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