2011 State of the Industry Conference
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Registration List
David Clarke Stan Ehrlich
Drug Channel Leader
Josh Halpern
Director of Domestic Customer Development
Dean L. Spangler
Chairman of the Board
Amy A. Voltz Daniel Vucovich
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
A. Gazerro & Associates, Inc.
Andrew Gazerro
Dolores Gazerro
Drew LeBlanc
National Sales Manager
Ackley Machine Corporation
Thomas S. Lambe
Adams & Brooks, Inc.
Cindy L. Brooks
Vice President
John E. Brooks, Sr.
John E. Brooks, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer
Shelly Clarey
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Steve Meisinger
Vice President Sales
ADM Cocoa
J. William Ryan
Gert Ryan
Anthony Sepich
Director Of Sales North America
Stephanie Sepich
American Licorice Company
Aaron Johnson
International Business Director
John R. Kretchmer
Jennifer Martin
Director of Sales
AndSpace, Inc.
Michele Bowman
Annabelle Candy Company, Inc.
Susan Karl
David Bruce Klabunde
Anthon Berg
Per Damgaard Hansen
International Business Strategist
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
David H. Arens
Divisional Merchandise Manager
Asher's Chocolates
Jeffrey S. Asher
Owner/Vice President Sales and Marketing
Natalie Asher
Edward F. Lomas
Vice President of Sales
Barton J. McBride
Vice President of Sales, National Accounts
Associated Food Stores, Inc.
Corby Bleckert
Director of Grocery Procurement & Marketing
Chad Christensen
Category Manager - Candy, Snacks, and Beverages
Shelli Christensen
Atkinson Candy Company
Eric E. Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
Associate Business Development Manager
Atkinson-Crawford Sales Co. Inc.
Bruce Gibbons
Karen Gibbons
Scott Gibbons
Vice President
Rayelynn Speer
Vice President
Aunt Sally's Praline Shops, Inc.
Larry Statton
Alison Statton
Bainbridge Associates, L.L.C.
Ross Bainbridge
Managing Director
Balsu USA, Inc.
Karim Azzaoui
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Barry Callebaut
Dave Johnson
President & CEO
Barry Callebaut Americas
Ben De Schryver
VP Sales - Corporate Accounts
Mark Freeman
Vice President of Food Manufacturing Sales
James G. Hagedorn
Chief Financial Officer
Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company
Michael Grindstaff
Director of Broker Sales
Brian Youngs
Director of National Accounts
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
Laura A. Christian
National Accounts Manager
James H. Heinz
President & CEO
Cyndi Heinz
Paul D. Olson
VP US Flavor Sales
Nadine Sinese
Bemis Performance Packaging
Jeffrey Clark
Marketing Manager
Jane B. Kelly
Marketing Manager
Paul Sheridan
Director of WCOM Business Process
Big Y Foods, Inc.
Patrick Foley
CM - Candy, Cookie, Cracker, Condiments
Kelly Scott
Bloomer Candy Company
Jerome Nolder
Chief Executive Officer
Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.
Robert Dono
National Sales Manager - Confectionery
Brown & Haley
Pierson E. Clair, III
Vice President of the Board and CEO
Sara Clair
Burdette Beckmann Inc.
Jack T. Anderson
Executive Vice President
Vincent Di Betta
General Manager of Special Markets
Glen M. Gauthier
Sr Director, National Accounts
Heath Hayes
General Manager of Club/Drug
Rob Maccubbin
General Manager Carolina's
Stacey C. Rutherford
Account Executive
Robert Taylor, Jr.
Paul Van Vleck
GM Vending
C-P Flexible Packaging
Kathleen L. Papke
Account Manager
Calico Cottage, Inc.
Larry Wurzel
Vice President
Elaine Gnessin
Candy Dynamics
Karen P. Windle-Burcham
Candy Industry Magazine
Kristine Collins
Bernard Pacyniak
Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate
Courtney LeDrew
Marketing Manager
Carlin O'Brien, Inc.
Nick Eleniak
V.P. of Sales and Strategic Initiatives
Mary Beth Geraci
Managing Partner
Jeff A. Mahler
David Hibbs
Director of Business Development
Chocolove Co.
Timothy Moley
Kristian Yehl
Chris Candies, Inc.
Tim Rogers
Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc.
Kelly P. Austin
Vice President of Technical Sales
Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
Roman Forowycz
Group President/CMO
Co-Sales Company
John Anthony
Executive Vice President
Colorcon, Inc.
Christopher J. Spontelli
Area Technical Manager
Consolidated Sales Network
David Tucci
Executive Director
Consumer Packaging Group, Inc.
Arne Sandberg
Sales Exec/Packaging Guru
Continental Concession Supplies Inc
Aaron Slonim
Marjorie Slonim
Peter Lippe
Senior Director, Purchasing
Costco Wholesale
Timothy Rose
Sr. Vice President Merchandising – Foods & Sundries
Kristen Ruth Korell
Crosio & Associates
Russell Crosio
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ed See
Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.
Roberta Cappel
Kal Rothman
DT & Associates, Ltd.
Douglas E. Taylor, Sr.
DuPont Nutrition & Health
Joan Duerr
Senior Account Manager
Michael Eliasen
Regional Product Manager Hydrocolloids
Laura Quinn
Application Technologist
Eric Reamer
Associate Industry Manager - Beverage and Confectionery
Dylan's Candy Bar
Dylan Lauren
Founder & CEO
Maggy Siegel
E-Z Mart Stores
Danna Huskey
CM - Snacks & Candy
E.A. Berg Associates
David L. Berg
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Berg
Daniel Gray
Regional Vice President
Elmer Chocolate
Robert A. Nelson
Virginia Nelson
Ensign Overseas USA Ltd. / Bon Gourmand LLC
Antoine Akar
Enstrom Candies, Inc.
Mary S. Groves
Robert D. Jackson
National Sales Director
Daniel E. Lively
Director of IT and Mail Order
Jamee Simons
VP of Marketing
Doug Simons
Larry Kaplan
Vice President
F&M Merchant Group LLC
Barry H. Sokol
Managing Partner/Director of Sales
Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
Susan Haynie
Director, Creative Services & Product Management
Lisa Matznick
Director of Marketing
Terry Mitchell
David Taiclet
President, Gourmet Food Group
Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc.
Matthew Fenton
Vice President, Marketing
Ferrara Candy Company
Liam C. Killeen
Chief Marketing Officer/President of International Sales
Mark Meyer
VP Customer Marketing
Michael Sprinkle
VP of Direct Sales
Ferrero USA, Inc.
Kirk Bettes
Convenience Channel Leader
Richard G. Glasgow
Eastern Area Manager
John F. Kennington
Vice President of Sales
Marc Nissinger
Director of Customer Marketing
Michele Oberkirch
Mass Market Channel Leader
Deaton Roden
Club/Special Markets Channel Leader
First Source, LLC
Keith W. McDaniel
Jan McDaniel
Josipa Paska
Managing Director
FONA International, Inc.
Luke Slawek
President & COO
Food Processing Suppliers Association
David Seckman
President & CEO
Forbes, Inc.
Steve Forbes
Chairman of Forbes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine
Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc.
George Stege
Frankford Candy LLC
Kurt Dungan
Vice President of Marketing
Stuart Selarnick
Fuji Vegetable Oil, Inc.
James Clifford
Director of Sales
Tristan Ariens
Trade Show Manager
Jennifer Diersing
Sr. Sourcing Manager
Chris Eddy
Director of Sales Grocery & Drug
Emily Edmondson
Director, Sales
Landes Rigby
Director of Sales Target
Richard Ross
Tara Schoellermann
Jim Wilhelm
National Account Manager
John Daley
Sales Manager
Cornelis Le Loux
Sales Manager, Aquarius Lollipop Equipment
Arnoldus Van Bussel
Segment Sales Manager
George J. Howe Co.
Dan Phillips
Gerrit J. Verburg Co.
Gerrit J. Verburg
Tatiana V. Verburg
Giant Eagle
Joe Miller
Dir. Non-Foods Merchandising
Giant Eagle, Inc.
Tim Tackett
Category Manager of Candy
Colleen Tackett
Gimbal's Fine Candies
Ron Craft
National Sales Manager
Lance N. Gimbal
President & CEO
Patti Gimbal
Estle Kominowski
Jennifer Lyons
Vice President of Marketing
David Salinas
Global Account Manager, CSC
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
Greg Woodhouse
Director-Grocery Wholesale North America
Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.
Mitchell T. Goetze
President & COO
Nell Goetze
John A. Leipold, Jr.
Director Sales & Marketing
Golick Martins, Inc.
Manny Martins
Michele Martins
Hammond's Candies Since 1920 / American Candy Company
Andrew M. Schuman
President and CEO
Haribo of America, Inc.
Jim Buseman
Midwestern Sales Manager
Christian Jegen
Margie Walter
Director of Special Markets
Harold W. Young, Inc.
Andrew R. Young
Hosokawa Bepex
Michael Scouten
Regional Sales Engineer
Impact Confections, Inc.
Bean Kingsbury
Vice President of Sales
Jeffery A. Rome
President & CEO
Industry Retirees
Domenic M. Antonellis
Joan Antonellis
James A. Hanlon
Past NCA Chairman
Richard T. O'Connell
Former NCA President
Edmund J. Wilson
Kathy Wilson
Ingredion Incorporated
Jeff Billig
Director, North American Confectionery Markets
William A. Raleigh
Director, Market Development
Stephen E. Volker
Director, Regional Sales East
International Confections Company
Josh Joseph
International Food Associates
Donald Cook
Matt Brewer
Vice President, Consulting and Solutions
J Carroll & Associates
Gary Fleishman
Executive Vice President
Diane Fleishman
Jel Sert Company
Alex Chimens
Vice President of Grocery
Robert J. Clements
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Susie Frausto
Vice President of Marketing
Larry Lamarre
VP National Accounts
Mike Novak
Vice President Sales Planning & Support
Gary L. Parker
Vice President of National Accounts
Jelly Belly Candy Company
Michael L. Bianco
Lisa Rowland Brasher
Executive Vice Chairman
Sharon D. Duncan
Vice President, International Business
Andrew Joffer
Vice President of Sales
Rebecca Joffer
William H. Kelley
Vice Chairman
John Pola
Vice President, Specialty Sales
Herman G. Rowland, Sr.
Chairman of the Board
Ryan Schader
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Robert M. Simpson, Jr.
President & COO
Dennis Spiller
Vice President, National Sales
Rob Swaigen
Vice President of Global Marketing
Jim Klene
Chief Executive Officer
Glen Salter
Vice President of Sales
Chip O'Hare
Bobbie O'Hare
Just Born, Inc.
Dave Bayha
Channel Team Manager-Grocery
Ross J. Born
Marvin Cooper
Vice President Direct To Consumer
Kathy Corcoran
Regional Sales Manager - Northeast
Lawrence Fineburg
Vice President Sales
Rhonda Fineburg
Richard Milker
Director R&D and Technical Services
Matthew J. Pye
Vice President, Trade Relations and Corporate Affairs
David N. Shaffer
Susan Shaffer
Kristopher M. Widener
Channel Team Manager - Mass & Club
David L. Yale
President and Chief Operating Officer
Kahler-Senders Group/ISM
Walt Freed
Kevin Jenkins
Vice President/Partner
Kantar Retail
John Rand
Senior Vice President Retail Insights
Kelley Drye and Warren
Louise Hilsen
Senior Government Relations and Public Policy Advisor
Kencraft, Inc
Taz Murray
Kimmie Candy Company
Joseph F. Dutra
Marina Dutra
Kraft Foods
Lesya J. Lysyj
VP Marketing, Confectionery
Katherine Phegley
National Sales Director, Chocolate
Regenia D. Stein
VP Business Performance & Industry Development
Daniel Woods
Regional Sales Director
L.H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
Brian R. Sisitzky
Lamontagne Chocolate
Nancy Manias
Director, New Business Development
Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.
James Dill
Director of Mass/Club Channel Sales
Christine Dill
Raymond Tice
Chief Financial Officer
Renee Tice
M2MEDIA360/Professional Candy Buyer
Paula Trapalis
Management Science Associates, Inc.
Suzanne Silliman
Managing Director
Mane, Inc.
David Banks
Director of Consumer Insights
Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
Susan L. Coleman
Director of Sales, Food & Pharmaceutical
Marine Corps Exchange HQ (MCX Core Brands)
Rebecca Fries
Candy, Grocery & Gourmet Buyer
Mars Chocolate North America
Steve Collins
VP Global Walmart/Mars
Lori Collins
Michael Gilroy
Sr. National Sales Manager & Team Lead - Costco Account
Terry Gunter
Vice President Sales - Club/Vend
Mary E. Myers
Research Director
Tim Quinn
Vice President Trade Development
Steven W. Rizk
Director of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner
Michael Allured
McLane Company, Inc.
Bill A. Walker
Product Director
Walt Coleman
Director Customer Development
Luis E. Mejia
Industry Manager
Molded Fiber Glass Tray Co.
Thomas G. Woods
Sales Manager
Mondelez International, Inc.
Charles Massey
Regional Sales Director
Patrick McCrossan
Regional Sales Director
Michael S. Taylor
Director of Sales Strategy
Walter Zola
VP Sales, Drug
Morris National, Inc.
Rich Clemmensen
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Mount Franklin Foods
Andy Gromen
Vice President, Retail Sales
Mount Franklin Foods, LLC
Curtis R. Whetten
Senior VP of Sales
Multi Packaging Solutions
Steven Linde
Director of Marketing / Graphic Design
Murnane Companies
Patrick J. Murnane
Executive Vice President
Mary Ellen Murnane
MV42°, MediaVest
Steven Wolfe Pereira
Sr. Vice President & Managing Director
Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc.
Barry Rosenbaum
Lance P. Stier
Vice President - Business Development
Natra Chocolate America
Stephane Forrer
Chief Executive Officer
NCA Publications Team
Steve Forster
Executive Editor
Sara Lieberth
Senior Staff Writer
Teresa Tarantino
Editor In Chief
Todd Hale
Sr. Vice President, Consumer & Shopper Insights
James Russo
Vice President, Global Consumer Insights
Kelly Gitchel
NM Incite, a Nielsen-McKinsey Company
Pete Blackshaw
Executive Vice President, Digital Strategic Services
Erika Brown
North American Millers Association
James McCarthy
President & CEO
Barbara Faculjak
Nutrigaard LLC
Cornelis J. Boon
Yolanda Boon
NXT Nutritionals, Inc.
Gary Reeves
Blair Underwood
One Team Advisors
David R. Goldenberg
Outstanding Leadership Expert
Marcus Buckingham
Best-Selling Author, Expert on Outstanding Leadership and Management Practices
P Magee Enterprises - Candy Gram
Pat Magee
Patterson Company, Inc.
Michael C. Patterson
Vice President
Pearson Candy Company
Larry Hassler
President & CEO
Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc.
Ken Brock
National Sales Manager
Ralph Chauvin
Vice President Sales
Craig Cuchra
Senior Brand Manager
Randall Flannery
National Sales Manager
Ronald Korenhof
Laura Nye
Category Development Director
Anne Pezel
Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Irene Pritchett
Senior Brand Manager
Stephen Whaley
Senior Brand Manager - Mentos Gum
Mehmet Yuksek
President & CEO
Pez Candy, Inc.
Joseph Vittoria
President & CEO
Printpack, Inc.
Lee V. Hartman
Director, Sales
Susan Hartman
Brad Walker
Vice President and General Manager
Joy Walker
Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc. (The)
Scott Bowes
Vice President Trade Relations
Jeff Brown
Executive Vice President
Marilee Edwards
National Sales Director - Convenience & Military Channel
David Fleischer
Vice President, Trade Relations
Linda Fleischer
Paul Klutes
Vice President of Sales - National Accounts
Richard LaRue
Vice President of International Sales
Sandy LaRue
Michael Monaco
Vice President of National Accounts
Kurt Rosenberg
Michael G. Rosenberg
President & CEO
Jose E. Sepulveda
Vice President of Manufacturing
Josh Shapiro
Vice President of Marketing
Keith R. Von Zup
Vice President of Sales, National Accounts
Pucker Powder By Creative Concepts
Scott Green
Kathy Green
Quality Candy Company LLC/King Leo Confections
Laurie Redmond
Executive Vice President
R.M. Palmer Company
Richard M. Palmer, Jr.
Jean Palmer
Stephen Terroni
Executive Vice President - Sales
Judy Terroni
Ragolds USA, Inc.
Oliver Schindler
Rainer Schindler
Roadtex Transportation
Robert Kelly
Vice President/Owner
Lynne Szalus
Executive Assistant
Russell Stover Candies, Inc.
Daniel Trott
Chief Operations Officer
Peter Zarse
VP National Accounts
Rutter's Holdings, Inc.
Scott Hartman
President & CEO
Cathy Hartman
Sahagian & Associates, Inc.
Linda G. Sahagian
President & CEO
Douglas Stewart
Sam's Club
Jamal Parker
Senior Buyer - Candy & Snacks
SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc.
Joel Barham
Darren Lathan
Vice President of Sales
Wendy Mason
Senior Vice President of Sales
Mark Wittekind
Vice President Sales
Sensient Colors, Inc.
Kate Jacobsen
Lead Scientist
Shankman & Associates, Inc.
Phil Shankman
Shearer's Foods, Inc.
Kirby Harris
Senior Director
Skjodt-Barrett Foods
Mike Bell
Director of Marketing
Sollich North America LLC
John G. Holland
Managing Partner
Spangler Candy Company
Denny Gunter
Vice President Sales
Stephan A. Kerr
VP - Operations
James B. Knight
VP ECommerce & Information Technology
Bill G. Martin
President & CFO
Kirkland B. Vashaw
Chief Executive Officer
Stockdale, Reagan and Cain
Greg Butler
Sales Manager
Kevin Cain
Joe Honig
Sales Manager Southeast
James Reagan
Gary L. Wilhite
Sales Manager
SummitHill Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Jerry C. Hunt
Chris E. Zuleski
Sweet Candy Company
Greg Cater
VP Business Development
Curtis Fulton
VP Sales
Richard Kay
Sarah Endline
Sweets Global Network
Hans Strohmaier
Managing Director
SweetWorks, Inc.
Paul DeDominicis
Director of Sales
Synergy Flavors, Inc.
Bill Craig
Account Executive
Roderick W. Sowders
President & CEO
Target Corporation
Alex Sellers
Sr. Buyer, Candy
Telcom Insurance Services Corporation
Peter J. Elliott
The Adventure LLC
Steve Miller
The Birth of Chocolate Project
Daniel Lorenzetti
Linda Rice Lorenzetti
Editorial Director
The Blommer Chocolate Company
Peter W. Blommer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Richard Blommer
Taffy Blommer
The Exchange
Kathleen Wulff
Senior Buyer
The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.
Peter W. De Yager
CEO, President & Owner
The Futures Company
J. Walker Smith
Executive Chairman
The Hershey Company
C. Daniel Azzara, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Global Research & Development
Ron Graf
Vice President, Government Relations
Andy Jacobs
Vice President, General Manager US Global Customers
Thomas J. Joyce
Vice President, Global Customer & Industry Affairs
Phil Stanley
VP, General Manager Greater China, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa
The Kroger Co.
David Rigg
Sr. Brand Manager
Whitney Robey
Corporate Brands Sales Planning Manager
The Lebermuth Company
Melanie Brown
Senior Account Executive
The NPD Group, Inc.
Kevin Zieziula
Director of Business Development for SupplyTrack
The Paradies Shops
Marielos N. Brown
Buyer - Snacks and Candy
The Performance Group/ISM
Steve Martinez
Thompson Brands, LLC
Eugene M. Dunkin, Jr.
Scott Lichterman
National Sales Manager
Steve Boomershine
Director of Category Management
Stacey Boomershine
Three Rivers Confections LLC
Richard D. Condie
President & CEO
Time Warner Retail Sales and Marketing
Trevor W. Scoon
Shopper Insights Analyst
TNA North America, Inc.
Mark A. Lozano
National Sales Manager
Tomric Systems, Inc.
Thomas Elsinghorst
TravelCenters of America LLC
Tom Newbould
VP Retail Mktg.
Trend Sales Inc.
Joe Donnelly
William Hoffman
Regional Director
Trend Solutions
Chuck Brown
Director of Confection
Union Confectionery Machinery Co.
James D. Greenberg
Unreal Brands Inc.
Tom Aaro
Vice President of Marketing
Jane Cavalier Lucas
Vice President
Chris Mattina
Senior Vice President, GM
Stephen K. Ornell
Vice President of Sales
Varick Enterprises, Inc.
Frederick J. Hintlian
Alicia Hintlian
Very Special Chocolats
Craig Matthews
Vice President Sales - Canada
Gerry Morris
Bram Morris
Executive Vice President
Vidal Candies USA, INC.
Mitchell J. Bernstein
National Sales Director
Francisco Hernandez Arnaldos, Sr.
Chief Executive Officer and Vice President
Francisco Hernandez Vidal
President & CEO
Linda M. Severin
Divisional Vice President Private Brands
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Carla Dodds
Senior Director of Multicultural Marketing
Joe Grady
VP, Candy & Front End
Kim Kelley
Senior Project Manager
Nicholas Keneipp
Senior Merchandise Planner
Seth Malley
Sr. Buyer Seasonal Candy
Robert L. Price
Planning Director
WILD Flavors, Inc.
Marlene Smothers
Associate Director, Sweet Applications
Reese Smothers
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
Thomas Dieffenbach
VP, Global Walmart/Sam's
Bill Frazer
Vice President - U.S. Grocery Channel
Wolfgang Candy Company
Benjamin McGlaughlin
Chief Executive Officer
World's Finest Chocolate, Inc.
Tyler Jeffrey
SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Jennifer Lucas
Marketing Director
Wythe Will Tzetzo LLC
Christopher Tzetzo
Vice President of Sales
Yolo Candy
Brent A. Greer
Chief Sales Officer
Katie Greer
Zachary Confections, Inc.
George Anichini
Senior Vice President
Valerie Anichini
Tony Hsieh
Founder & CEO
ZoomEssence, Inc.
Robert G. Corbett
CEO & Chairman
Steve Hardek
CFO & Director of Business Development