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Enstrom Hires Manufacturing Director, Gets SQF Certified

February 3, 2014
by Candy & Snack TODAY

Grand Junction, CO — Patrick Zachary has been appointed director of manufacturing for Enstrom Candies, Inc., which recently received SQF Level 3 Certification.


Formerly president and CEO of Zachary Confections, Inc., Zachary has more than 15 years of industry experience, the company reports.

Doug Simmons, Enstrom president and CEO, says Zachary’s expertise in manufacturing, strategic planning, sales and marketing will play a vital role as the company grows its new wholesale line.

“He brings an ideal skill set to help us continue to grow as a significant player on the national scene,” he adds. 

In addition, after months of preparation and extensive audits by Silliker Inc., Enstrom’s manufacturing facilities have received SQF Certification, which is benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative, the company reports.

Zachary says of the certification: “Obtaining SQF Certification is a key part to our strategic growth plan of expanding our wholesale business and continuing to explore private label and other opportunities. We are proud to have achieved SQF Level 3, especially since this is our first time applying for the certification.”

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