Felix is a Master perfumer as well as a certified flavorist with over 40 years of comprehensive experience in analytical and creative perfumery. As a perfumer for IFF, he spent 10 years developing analytical and artistic sensory skills. He is a current member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Perfumer & Flavorist Magazine and an active member and past president of the American Society of Perfumers, the Society of Flavor Chemists, and the American Chemical Society frequently speaking as part of the National Lab Day program. In 1981, he co-founded Custom Essence, and is now responsible for creative perfumery and heads research and development. Felix serves as mentor to all junior perfumers and laboratory technicians. He is an accomplished guitarist and National Guitar Workshop theme song contest winner.