Jean-Michel COTTA

President

"We have been producers of essential oils in Puimoisson for several generations, and my son is now establishing himself up as well. The flame won’t go out any time soon. It's a true family business.

I have been a cooperator since my establishment and president since 2011. I quickly understood the importance of the collective. The cooperation is part of who I am. This is why I wanted to become president. I wanted to devote myself to the cooperative and my colleagues. I am also convinced that we have a role to play in the development of our territory.

I am for an agriculture that respects decision rights. The cooperative allows us to take control. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and am very fond of innovation to get the job done right.

I am very present in the cooperative, but I also spend time in my fields. This is essential for me. To be a good president, you have to be a good farmer !" "

Michel KRAUSZ

Director

“Before joining SCA3P in 2012, I was director of the Interprofessional Committee for French Essential Oils (CIHEF).

My role within the cooperative is mainly to coordinate the teams and handle sales. I canvas clients, negotiate, optimize prices and keep an eye out for new prospects.

I must also share the information I collect so that the whole team can be involved. What is interesting about the way a cooperative functions is that everyone takes an active part.

I really like the idea that the cooperative belongs to the producers. Even though it can be restrictive at times, I’ve come to terms with it and, with time, so has everyone else.

It is certainly personally satisfying when there’s a win, but you know that it will make more than 200 other people happy too! At SCA3P, we are really involved in production and are not just a cog in the machine."

Romain CANSIÈRE

Quality manager

"After attending the Interprofessional Technical Institute for Perfume, Medicinal, Aromatic and Industrial Plants (ITEIPMAI), I joined SCA3P as an agricultural technician.

Little by little, we realized that I was doing more and more quality control in view of customer demand. A quality manager position was therefore created in 2019. My role is quite broad and covers everything related to quality and product standards. I handle essential oil essentier samples. In the distilleries, I control the production and respond to requests for traceability.

To meet customer specifications, I check the compatibility of essential oils for blends. In the field, I manage all the technical aspects and support clients with regard to regulations with Nathalie.

In addition, I have a broad view of what is going on in the cellar and I establish procedures. I also help Maxime to support producers who want to get into new crops."

Maxime JULIEN

Agronomist

"After several internships at the cooperative, I was hired in September 2019 to take charge of all technical support for production.

I make recommendations to producers, for example concerning phytosanitary products. I advise them on cultural practices, for example for starting new crops.

I also manage the pooling of crop sites in conjunction with various partners, especially for immortelle flowers and coriander. I also monitor crops for the presence of pests in view of grower intervention.

I can also make recommendations for planting based on requests made to the cooperative or requests from producers by helping them to set up new plantations. I maintain the link between the producers and the cooperative."

Nathalie SORSANA

Sales assistant

“I have worked at the cooperative for over 20 years and served in many different positions.

I was first a secretary, then I was trained in accounting, and today I manage transport, order tracking, and inventory with Romain and Alexis.

I am also in charge of re-entry which usually takes place in September. I coordinate production delivery with producers so that they don’t all come at once.

Another aspect of my job is that I handle customer orders and liaise with the cellarman to handle those orders.

Upon customer approval, I request samples from Romain before launching production with the cellarman.”

Alexis DEMOURA

Cellarman

"Having previously managed silos at a grain cooperative, getting hired at SCA3P meant switching from durum wheat grains to essential oils.

I arrived in 2018, and after being trained by my predecessor, I was able to take over cellar operations. I receive essential oils from members and then constitute “communelles”, which are blends of several batches of the same natural essence.

I then apply the processes put in place to meet customer demand: filtration, blending, inerting to prevent oxidation and improve storage, brewing, etc.

Once the customer has approved the sample, I prepare the order, package it according to the quantity ordered, and label it in accordance with storage and transport regulations. I also assign it a lot number for traceability."

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