Timeline of Innovation

Successful Chemistry Innovation Over the Years

Even before its founding in 1972, chemistry innovation was the basis for Bedoukian.  Paul Bedoukian created innovative products to start his company and that innovation has continued until today – allowing the company to grow for half a century. Explore our timeline of key events in the history of Bedoukian Research and learn how Bedoukian has been a leader in chemistry innovation.

 

1963

1963
Dr. Paul Bedoukian creates the first commercially produced leaf alcohol ingredient – almost a decade before the founding of Bedoukian Research.

1972

1972
Bedoukian Research, Inc. is founded by Paul Bedoukian.

1973

1973
Bedoukian produces the Lactone of Cis Jasmone and Cis-3-hexenyl salicylate that goes into the popular Charlie perfume.

1975

1975
Dr. Robert Bedoukian, son of the founder of Bedoukian Research, joins the company.

1986

1986
Bedoukian’s offices and shipping operations are moved to a new facility at 21 Finance Drive in Danbury, Connecticut.

1986

1986
Robert Bedoukian assumes the position of President of Bedoukian Research, Inc.

1989

1989
Robert Bedoukian joins RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials) Board.

1994

1994
Bedoukian’s first Million Dollar Month!

1994

1994
A compendium of fifty years of articles written by Paul Bedoukian is published in hardcover as “Perfumery and Flavoring Materials”.

1995

1995
Robert Bedoukian joins the board of the Fragrance Materials Association (now FCA).

1995

1995
Bedoukian begins a three-year project to double the size of its production facility and capacity in order to meet increased demand.

1999

1999
Bedoukian Research launches its industry leading website - Bedoukian.com.

2002

2002
Paul Bedoukian receives FMA Lifetime Achievement Award (posthumously).

2006

2006
The third generation of Bedoukians (Matt and David) officially join the company.

2015

2015
Robert Bedoukian is presented with the Eric Bruell Distinguished Service Award from IFRA for his contributions to the fragrance industry.

2018

2018
Bedoukian Research opens its new distribution center and corporate offices at 6 Commerce Drive in Danbury.

2020

2020
Bedoukian Research receives Outstanding Corporation Award in Connecticut from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

2020

2020
Bedoukian’s 2nd employee retires after 49 years with the company.

2021

2021
Bedoukian Receives EcoVadis silver award for Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability