2012 State of the Industry Conference
* Please Note: Customers are listed in red


Registration List
David Clarke Stan Ehrlich
Drug Channel Leader
Dean L. Spangler
Chairman of the Board
Jim Stange
Category Director
Daniel Vucovich
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
 
7-Eleven
Rebecca Troutman
Category Manager, Confectionery & Gum
 
 
AAK USA, Inc.
Elyse Lovett
Marketing Manager
Tom Welsch
Sr. National Account Manager
 
Ackley Machine Corporation
Thomas S. Lambe
Sales
 
 
Adams & Brooks, Inc.
Cindy L. Brooks
Vice President
John E. Brooks, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer
Shelly Clarey
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Steve Meisinger
Vice President Sales
 
ADM Cocoa
Mark Metivier
Director of Sales
J. William Ryan
Consultant
John P. Zima
Director of Retail Confectionery
 
 
Adrienne Weiss Corporation
Adrienne Weiss
Principal & Founder
 
 
Advantage Sales & Marketing
Robert Mills
VP Business Development
 
 
Alliance Sales and Marketing
Scott Anderson
CEO
Jonathan J. Sloane
Director of Sales
Duane Ulgherait
Vice President - Confections
 
 
American Consulting Corporation
James Echeandia
President
 
 
American Food Products
Robin Birch
Vice President
 
 
American Foods, LLC
Kevin McCafferty
Chairman
Tom Reilly
President & CEO
 
American Licorice Company
Aaron Johnson
International Business Director
Jennifer Martin
Director of Sales
 
Annabelle Candy Company, Inc.
Susan Karl
President/CEO
David Bruce Klabunde
Consultant
 
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Julie Bierman
Senior Buyer
 
 
Asher's Chocolates
Jeffrey S. Asher
Owner/Vice President Sales and Marketing
Natalie Asher
Edward F. Lomas
Vice President of Sales
Dina Lomas
Barton J. McBride
Vice President of Sales, National Accounts
 
 
Associated Food Stores, Inc.
Corby Bleckert
Director of Grocery Procurement & Marketing
Marci Bleckert
 
 
Atkinson Candy Company
Eric E. Atkinson
President
Darlene Atkinson
 
 
Atkinson-Crawford Sales Co. Inc.
Scott Gibbons
Vice President
Bruce Gibbons
President
Karen Gibbons
Rayelynn Speer
Vice President
 
 
Aunt Sally's Praline Shops, Inc.
Larry Statton
CEO
 
 
Bainbridge Associates, L.L.C.
Ross Bainbridge
Managing Director
 
 
Balsu USA, Inc.
Karim Azzaoui
Vice President Sales & Marketing
 
 
Barnes & Noble College
Lisa Shapiro
Director, Café & Convenience
Ted Cohen
 
 
Barry Callebaut
Dave Johnson
President & CEO
 
 
Barry Callebaut AG
Hans P. Vriens
Chief Innovation Officer
 
 
Barry Callebaut Americas
Ben De Schryver
VP Sales - Corporate Accounts
Mark Freeman
Vice President of Food Manufacturing Sales
 
Barry Callebaut USA LLC
Celine Plano
Technical Advisor Chocolate Academy
 
 
Bay Cities
Sahar Mehrabzadeh
Director of Marketing & Sustainable Development
GREG TUCKER
 
 
Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company
Joseph DelToro
Vice President CFO
Michael Grindstaff
Director of Broker Sales
Alan Grupp
GM Canada/Director Of Customer Marketing
Robin Helfer
CFO
Brian Youngs
Director of National Accounts
 
 
Belgian Boys, LLC
Ira Mark
CEO
Fran Mark
 
 
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 North America
John R. Hackinson
Executive VP Commercial
 
 
Bemis Performance Packaging
Paul Sheridan
Director of WCOM Business Process
 
 
BENEO, Inc.
Joseph O'Neill
President/General Manager
 
 
Bi-Lo Supermarkets
Brian Smith
Category Manager-Seasonal, Imports & Candy
 
 
Big Y Foods, Inc.
Patrick Foley
CM - Candy, Cookie, Cracker, Condiments
 
 
BJ's Wholesale Club
Christine Ashworth
Buyer - Candy
Jack Bielat
VP Dry Grocery
Diane Bielat
 
Bonomo Turkish Taffy, Inc.
Kenneth Wiesen
CEO
Sharon Wiesen
Jordan Wiesen
Director of Sales & Marketing
 
Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.
Robert Dono
National Sales Manager - Confectionery
 
 
BP North America (AM/PM)
Cynthia Badish
Category Manager
 
 
Brown & Haley
Pierson E. Clair, III
Vice President of the Board and CEO
Sara Clair
John D. Melin
President & Chief Operating Officer
 
Burdette Beckmann Inc.
Jack T. Anderson
Executive Vice President
Stacey C. Rutherford
Account Executive
Bob Taylor, Sr.
CEO
Robert Taylor, Jr.
President
 
C-P Flexible Packaging
Kathleen L. Papke
Account Manager
 
 
Candy Industry Magazine
Kristine Collins
Publisher
Bernard Pacyniak
Editor-in-Chief
 
Capol LLC
Katherine A. Clark
Vice President of Sales
 
 
Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate
Courtney LeDrew
Marketing Manager
Don Pearson
President
Joseph Sofia
Chocolate Specialist & Account Manager
 
 
Carlin O'Brien Batson
Josh Alderson
Vice President
Al Vergilio
President
Andrew Young
President/CEO
 
 
Carlin O'Brien, Inc.
Hugh Brad Carlin
CEO
Mary Beth Geraci
Managing Partner
Jeff A. Mahler
President
Shaun O'Brien
Vice President of Client Services
 
Casey's General Stores
Cindy C. Howe
Sr. CM - Snacks & Candy
 
 
Catty Corporation
Bruce Scott
President & Owner
Sharon Scott
 
 
Chambers & Owen
Lynn Marshall
Vice President of Marketing
Dave Marshall
 
 
Chefmaster
David Hibbs
Director of Business Development
 
 
Chocotech GmbH (Sollich NA)
Martin J. McDermott
Sales Director
 
 
Christmas Tree Shops
Matt Kirk
Buyer - Consumables
Linda Kirk
 
 
Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc.
Kelly P. Austin
Vice President of Technical Sales
Brian Austin
 
 
Colony Brands
Michelle Frame
Food Innovation Director
 
 
Colorcon, Inc.
David Hogan
Sr. Business Development Manager
Christopher J. Spontelli
Area Technical Manager
 
Consolidated Sales Network
David Tucci
Executive Director
 
 
Consumer Packaging Group, Inc.
Arne Sandberg
Sales Exec/Packaging Guru
 
 
Consumer Products Innovation
Andrea Kelly
Group Brand Manager
Sherry L. Schultz
President
 
Core-Mark International
Carla Boyington
Director of Category Management
 
 
Crosio & Associates
Russell Crosio
President
 
 
CROSSMARK
Kennith Fries
Vice President Convenience
Jeff Neihart
VP, Managing Director, Client Services
 
Daymon Worldwide
Dianne Galang
Director, Supplier Management
David Hyland
Director of Business Development
 
Devine Sweets and Snacks, LLC
Rhonda Sigmon
Managing Director
 
 
DuPont Nutrition & Health
Laura Quinn
Application Technologist
 
 
Dylan's Candy Bar
Dylan Lauren
Founder & CEO
Maggy Siegel
 
E.A. Berg Associates
David L. Berg
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Berg
President
Daniel Gray
Regional Vice President
 
 
Eby-Brown Company
Tom Cinnamon
Vice President of Merchandising
 
 
Eby-Brown Company LLC
John A. Scardina
Senior Vice President Merchandising
 
 
Eisman Gleit Four Star
Brett Eisman
Treasurer
Meryl I. Eisman
 
 
Elmer Chocolate
Robert A. Nelson
President
Virginia Nelson
Michael Sitarz
VP Sales and Marketing
 
Ensign Overseas USA Ltd. / Bon Gourmand LLC
Antoine Akar
President
 
 
Enstrom Candies, Inc.
Mary S. Groves
CFO
Robert D. Jackson
National Sales Director
Daniel E. Lively
Director of IT and Mail Order
Doug Simons
President
Jamee Simons
 
ESM/Ferolie
Larry Kaplan
Vice President
Tony Lubrano
Executive Vice President of Confections
Cynthia Ramos
 
Euromonitor International
Lee Linthicum
Head of Global Food Research
 
 
F&M Merchant Group LLC
Barry H. Sokol
Managing Partner/Director of Sales
 
 
Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
Terry Mitchell
President
Edward J. Seibolt
Vice President Sales & Business Development
David Taiclet
President, Gourmet Food Group
 
 
Ferrara Candy Company
Hans J. Becher
Vice President Seasonal
Gloria Becher
James S. Buffardi
Vice President Supplier Relations
Michael F. Gilmore
VP Business Development
Anna Gilmore
Liam C. Killeen
Chief Marketing Officer/President of International Sales
Marjie Killeen
Stephen G. McMichael
VP Customer Management
Bobbie McMichael
Mark Meyer
VP Customer Marketing
Louis V. Pagano, II
Manager - Special Markets
Annie Pagano
Tom Polke
President/CIO
Michael Sprinkle
VP of Direct Sales
 
 
Ferrero USA, Inc.
Martino Caretto
Director of Institutional Affairs Americas
Phyllis Martino
John F. Kennington
Vice President of Sales
Jeanne Murphy
Institutional Affairs Director, North America
Marc Nissinger
Director of Customer Marketing
Deaton Roden
Club/Special Markets Channel Leader
Camille Saieva, Metro NY
National Sales Manager
Patrick K. Snyder
Channel Leader-Club, Military & Alt.
 
 
Fine Chocolate Industry Association
Mary Jo Stojak
Executive Director
 
 
First Source, LLC
Keith W. McDaniel
CEO
Jan McDaniel
 
 
FOCI
Josipa Paska
Managing Director
 
 
FONA International, Inc.
Barb Pugesek
Market Manager
Craig Savage
Confections Business Unit Solutions Manager
 
Food & Nutrient Impact, LLC
David A. Stuart
Principal Executive
 
 
Food Processing Suppliers Association
David Seckman
President & CEO
 
 
Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc.
George Stege
President
 
 
Former Governor of Florida
Jeb Bush
 
 
Fox News Channel
Stuart Varney
Host, Varney & Company
 
 
Frankford Candy LLC
Kurt Dungan
Vice President of Marketing
Stuart Selarnick
CEO
 
FREY Enterprises LLC
Scott J. Frey
President
Wendy Frey
 
 
Fuji Vegetable Oil, Inc.
James Clifford
Director of Sales
 
 
Galerie
Tristan Ariens
Trade Show Manager
Jeremy Arthurs
Sales Manager
Michelle R. Bell
National Account Manager
Chris Eddy
Director of Sales Grocery & Drug
Emily Edmondson
Director, Sales
Landes Rigby
Director of Sales Target
Richard Ross
President
Jim Wilhelm
National Account Manager
 
GEA CFS Weert BV
John Daley
Sales Manager
Nomad Van Bussel
Segment Sales Manager Confectionery
 
George J. Howe Co.
Richard Beech
CEO
Ernie D. May
Chairman
Becky May
Dan Phillips
President/COO
Valarie Phillips
 
 
Gerrit J. Verburg Co.
Gerrit J. Verburg
President
Tatiana Verburg
 
 
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Martin Thompson
President & CEO
 
 
Giant Eagle
Chris Keilly
Sr. Dir. - Inedibles
Nancy Keilly
Joe Miller
Dir. Non-Foods Merchandising
 
Giant Eagle, Inc.
Sara Ciotti
Merchandising Manager
Erica Price
Merchandise Manager
 
Gimbal's Fine Candies
Ron Craft
National Sales Manager
Lance N. Gimbal
President & CEO
Estle Kominowski
COO
Jennifer Lyons
Vice President of Marketing
 
Givaudan
David Salinas
Global Account Manager, CSC
 
 
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
Rick Tyrrell
VP Wholesale North America
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
President
Michele Martins
 
 
Google, Inc.
Jim Lecinski
Vice President, U.S. Sales & Chief ZMOT Evangelist
 
 
Graybill Machines, Inc.
Robert L. Wolfgang, III
Regional Sales Engineer
 
 
Guittard Chocolate Company
Gary W. Guittard
President/Chairman
Tom Houlihan
Director of Sales & Marketing
Chef Donald Wressell
Pastry Chef
 
 
Hanson Faso Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Robert Edelheit
Executive Vice President
Janis Edelheit
 
 
Haribo of America, Inc.
Salvatore Ferrara, II
CEO
Andrea Hall
Christian Jegen
President
Dan Love
Western Sales Manager
Paul Minger
Vice President Business Development
Linda Minger
Jorge Salaman
Marketing Manager
Margie Walter
Director of Special Markets
 
Harold W. Young, Inc.
Betsy Ann Harris
Co-President
Andrew R. Young
Co-President
 
Healthy Food Brands, LLC
Russ Asaro
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Abe Brach
President
 
HEB
Jill Farino
Senior Buyer - Candy
 
 
HEB Grocery Co.
Jodi Rivera
Buyer
 
 
Hello Cupcake!
Alan Richardson
Karen Tack
 
Hoffmann - Vogler
Audra Vogler
Chief Executive Officer
Keith Davis
 
 
Hosokawa Bepex
Michael Scouten
Regional Sales Engineer
 
 
Hospitality Mints, LLC
Michael Holzworth
President & CEO
Walter Kaudelka
CFO/COO
 
Impact Confections, Inc.
Bean Kingsbury
Vice President of Sales
Jeffery A. Rome
President & CEO
 
Industry Retirees
Edmund J. Wilson
Consultant
Kathy Wilson
 
 
Ingredion Incorporated
Rick Mignella
Senior Manager, Business Development, Confectionery North America
William A. Raleigh
Director, Market Development
Stephen E. Volker
Director, Regional Sales East
 
 
International Confections Company
James Barry Gasaway
Strategic Planning Sales & Marketing
 
 
International Food Associates
Donald Cook
President
 
 
J Carroll & Associates
Gary Fleishman
Executive Vice President
Diane Fleishman
 
 
Jacques Torres Chocolates
Jacques Torres
Chef, Founder & CEO
 
 
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
Lisa Rowland Brasher
Executive Vice Chairman
Sharon D. Duncan
Vice President, International Business
Gil Duncan
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
Carolie Simpson
Dennis Spiller
Vice President, National Sales
Rob Swaigen
Vice President of Global Marketing
 
JMK
Robert Fontaine
National Account Manager
 
 
JOH
Chip O'Hare
CEO
Kevin Shea
Executive Vice President
 
Just Born, Inc.
Dave Bayha
Channel Team Manager-Grocery
Ross J. Born
Co-CEO
Marvin Cooper
Vice President Direct To Consumer
Kathy Corcoran
Regional Sales Manager - Northeast
Lawrence Fineburg
Vice President Sales
Ronald J. Izewski
Sr. VP & Chief Financial Officer
Gregory M. Pappariella
Class of Trade Manager Drug/Dollar
Matthew J. Pye
Vice President, Trade Relations and Corporate Affairs
David N. Shaffer
Co-CEO
Kristopher M. Widener
Channel Team Manager - Mass & Club
David L. Yale
President and Chief Operating Officer
 
 
Kahler-Senders Group/ISM
Walt Freed
President
 
 
KeHE Distributors LLC
Kim A. Kristofer
Sr. Channel Director
 
 
Kelley Drye and Warren
Louise Hilsen
Senior Government Relations and Public Policy Advisor
 
 
Kencraft Candy
Greg McCormack
 
 
Kencraft, Inc
Taz Murray
Owner
Tamera Murray
 
 
Kid in a Candy Store
Adam Gertler
Host
Jamie Ehrlich
 
 
Kraft Foods
Katherine Phegley
National Sales Director, Chocolate
Daniel Woods
Regional Sales Director
 
Kroger
Joe Abrams
Cat. Mgr. - Confectionery
Derek Labeau
Coordinator - Drug/GM
 
L.H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
Brian R. Sisitzky
President
 
 
Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.
Paul Bradley
Director of Sales Operation & Trade Marketing
James Dill
Director of Mass/Club Channel Sales
Daniel Studer
Vice President Sales
Raymond Tice
Chief Financial Officer
 
Madame Chocolat
Hasty Torres
Owner
 
 
Management Science Associates, Inc.
Suzanne Silliman
Managing Director
 
 
Mane, Inc.
Stephen Ganski
Category Director
 
 
Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
Susan L. Coleman
Director of Sales, Food & Pharmaceutical
 
 
Marine Corps Exchange HQ
Cheryl Lemmon
General Merchandise Manager
Cindy Whitman Lacy
Chief Operating Officer Deputy Director of Business Operations
 
Marine Corps Exchange HQ (MCX Core Brands)
Rebecca Fries
Candy, Grocery & Gourmet Buyer
 
 
Mars Chocolate North America
Kim Ancin
Assistant Manager - Corporate Communications
Lisa Hartman
National Sales Manager - American Heritage Chocolate
Hank V. Izzo
Vice President Research & Development
Dorothy Lagg
Scientific & Regulatory Affairs R & D
Timothy LeBel
V.P. Sales Grocery/Value/Military
Larry Lupo
VP Sales
Ian O'Donnell
Trade Development Director
Tim Quinn
Vice President Trade Development
Rodney M. Snyder
Chocolate History Research Director
Vesna Stojanovic
Sales Director Drug/Specialty
 
Mars, Incorporated
Brad G. Figel
Senior VP Corporate Affairs & Public Policy
 
 
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Darcy Miller
Sr. Vice President & Weddings Editorial Director
 
 
Maxfield Candy Company
Rick Harris
President
 
 
MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner
Michael Allured
Publisher
 
 
McLane Company, Inc.
Lance Smith
Senior Host Account Manager
Bill A. Walker
Product Director
 
Meijer, Inc.
AJ Jesswani
Candy - Category Merchant
 
 
MERESA
Jorge Chang
Sales & Marketing Director
Luis E. Mejia
Industry Manager
 
Molded Fiber Glass Tray Co.
Thomas G. Woods
Sales Manager
 
 
Mondelez International, Inc.
Kurt Fauerbach
Manager, Customer Planning
Charles Massey
Regional Sales Director
Patrick McCrossan
Regional Sales Director
Michael S. Taylor
Director of Sales Strategy
Stephanie R. Wilkes
President, North America Confectionary
Walter Zola
VP Sales, Drug
 
Mount Franklin Foods, LLC
David S. Barnett
Sr VP Retail Sales & Marketing
Gary Ricco
President & CEO
Curtis R. Whetten
Senior VP of Sales
 
 
MSRF Inc.
Scott Nejman
National Sales Manager
 
 
Mueller Sports Medicine / Quench Gum
Ginger Mueller
Co-Owner/VP, Sales & Marketing
Jane Volts
Key Accounts
 
Multipond America
Frederick W. Horn
VP Sales & Marketing
 
 
Murnane Companies
Patrick J. Murnane
Executive Vice President
 
 
Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc.
Barry Rosenbaum
President
 
 
National Association Of Convenience Stores
Leroy Kelsey
Director, Industry Analytics
Tracy Kelsey
 
 
Natra Chocolate America
Stephane Forrer
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
NCA Publications Team
Adam Burroughs
Features Editor
Steve Forster
Executive Editor
Teresa Tarantino
Editor In Chief
 
 
New England Confectionery Company, Inc.
Tom Barnes
CFO
Alan Gulachenski
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
Nutrigaard LLC
Cornelis J. Boon
President
Yolanda Boon
 
 
One Team Advisors
David R. Goldenberg
President
 
 
P Magee Enterprises - Candy Gram
Pat Magee
Owner/Publisher
 
 
Patterson Company, Inc.
Michael C. Patterson
Vice President
James R. Patterson, Jr.
President
 
Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc.
Ken Brock
National Sales Manager
Dan Carley
National Sales Manager
Ralph Chauvin
Vice President Sales
Craig Cuchra
Senior Brand Manager
Brenda Gumbs
Exec. Vice President Human Resources
Ronald Korenhof
Jerry Niblett
National Sales Manager
Laura Nye
Category Development Director
Anne Pezel
Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Irene Pritchett
Senior Brand Manager
Rick Speed
Vice President Manufacturing
Marco Tonolo
CFO
Juanita Trimpe
Executive Assistant
Stephen Whaley
Senior Brand Manager - Mentos Gum
Mike Wodke
Vice President Technology
Mehmet Yuksek
President & CEO
 
Pez Candy, Inc.
Joseph Vittoria
President & CEO
 
 
Pine State Trading
Richard Holmes
VP Sales & Marketing
 
 
Prime Advantage Corporation
Mike McDonald
Vice President, New Business Relationships
 
 
Printpack, Inc.
Lee V. Hartman
Director, Sales
Susan Hartman
 
 
Project 7
Matt Buckley
Exec. VP of Sales
 
 
Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc. (The)
Scott Bowes
Vice President Trade Relations
Jeff Brown
Executive Vice President
Peggy Casey
Vice President Retail Sales
Marilee Edwards
National Sales Director - Convenience & Military Channel
James M. Finelli
Vice President Of Sales
David Fleischer
Vice President, Trade Relations
Paul Klutes
Vice President of Sales - National Accounts
Michael Monaco
Vice President of National Accounts
Kurt Rosenberg
Treasurer
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
 
 
R To Z Media
Randi Zuckerberg
Founder & CEO
 
 
R.M. Palmer Company
Richard M. Palmer, Jr.
President
Jean Palmer
Stephen Terroni
Executive Vice President - Sales
Judy Terroni
Charles F. Whipple, Jr.
National Grocery Development Manager
 
 
Ragolds USA, Inc.
Roger McEldowney
President
Rainer Schindler
CEO
Oliver Schindler
CEO
 
 
Raley's Family of Fine Stores
Kevin Wright
Sr. Bus. Mgr. - Grocery, Chips, Cookies,
Zoe Winters
 
 
Rite Aid Corp
Bill Renz
VP Consumable & Photo
Valeria Stansfield
CM - General & Seasonal
 
Roadtex Transportation
Cynthia Brault
National Sales Coordinator
Steve Galinski
Vice President Logistics and Sales
Lynne Szalus
Executive Assistant
 
 
Robinson Oil Corporation
Tom Robinson
President
 
 
Ronetco Supermarkets, Inc.
Dominick J. Romano
Owner & Operator
Cathy Romano
 
 
Russell Stover Candies, Inc.
Daniel Trott
Chief Operations Officer
 
 
Rutter's Holdings, Inc.
Scott Hartman
President & CEO
Cathy Hartman
 
 
Safeway, Inc.
Moodie Coretti
Halle Coretti
 
 
Sahagian & Associates, Inc.
Linda G. Sahagian
President & CEO
Doug Stewart
 
 
Sam's Club
Jamal Parker
Senior Buyer - Candy & Snacks
 
 
Sansolo Solutions, LLC
Michael Sansolo
President
 
 
Sconza Candy Co.
Ronald Sconza
President & CEO
 
 
Seafrigo USA, Inc.
Olivier Barbeyrac
Director of Sales
 
 
Seguine Cacao Cocoa & Chocolate Advisors
Edward S. Seguine
Consultant
 
 
SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc.
Darren Lathan
Vice President of Sales
Mark Wittekind
Vice President Sales
 
Sensient Colors, Inc.
Kate Jacobsen
Lead Scientist
 
 
Shankman & Associates, Inc.
Doug Boes
Senior Vice President
Debra R. Harris
Director of Marketing & Analytics
Kevin Keefe
Director of Business Development
Phil Shankman
President
 
Snow & Associates, Inc.
Dennis Snow
Former Executive, The Disney World Company
 
 
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
 
 
St. Joseph's University
John Stanton
Professor of Food Marketing
Carol Stanton
 
 
Starbucks Corporation
Jeff Hansberry
President, Starbucks Channel Development and President, Seattle’s Best Coffee
Sharon Meehan
Senior Account Executive, Channel Development
 
Stockdale, Reagan and Cain
Kevin Cain
Owner
James Reagan
Owner
 
Storck USA, L.P.
Ralf Hilpuesch
President & CEO
Elizabeth S. Robarge
Director of Strategic Accounts
 
Sultana Distribution Services Inc.
Brian Gold
President
 
 
SummitHill Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Jerry C. Hunt
Co-President
Cole McCrea
Sr Vice President
Nick Mirkovich
Vice President
Chris E. Zuleski
Co-President
 
Sunrise Confections
Ken McMahon
VP Business Development
 
 
Superior Pack Group
Israel Schiff
President
 
 
Sweet Candy Company
Greg Cater
VP Business Development
Curtis Fulton
VP Sales
Richard Kay
President
 
 
SweetWorks, Inc.
Paul DeDominicis
Director of Sales
 
 
Synergy Flavors, Inc.
Elinor Keeton
Senior Account Executive
Roderick W. Sowders
President & CEO
Wendy Sowders
 
Target
Brock A. Williams
Buyer, Dept. 55 Halloween & Valentine's Day Candy, Choxie and Trading Cards
 
 
The Allan Candy Company Limited
Michael E. Lines
VP Business Development North America
 
 
The Blommer Chocolate Company
Peter W. Blommer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Richard Blommer
Owner
Taffy Blommer
Rose Potts
Corporate Manager Sensory & Product Guidance
 
 
The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.
Peter W. De Yager
CEO, President & Owner
 
 
The Hershey Company
Humberto Alfonso
President, International
Greg Barratt
US Broker Manager, Brookside
John P. Bilbrey
President and Chief Executive Officer
Teresa Bilbrey
Scott Cole
VP/GM US Customers
Ron Graf
Vice President, Government Relations
Patricia Hetrick
Manager, Customer & Industry Affairs
Thomas J. Joyce
Vice President, Global Customer & Industry Affairs
Bill Ray
Dir 7-11 International
 
The Kroger Co.
Steve Mennen
Candy Category Innovation Manager
 
 
The Lebermuth Company
Melanie Brown
Senior Account Executive
 
 
The NPD Group, Inc.
Kevin Zieziula
Director of Business Development for SupplyTrack
 
 
The Performance Group/ISM
Steve Martinez
Partner
 
 
The Swiss Colony Retail Brands LLC
Clyde Mercer
National Sales Manager
 
 
The Warrell Corporation
Tom Bowman
Director of Sales & Marketing
Patrick J. Huffman
President
Martina Kief
Kevin Silva
Senior Vice President of Administration
Mary Silva
Richard Warrell
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Branded/Private Label
 
Thompson Brands, LLC
Michael Besso
VP Sales & Marketing
Eugene M. Dunkin, Jr.
CEO
 
Thorntons
Steve Boomershine
Director of Category Management
 
 
Three Rivers Confections LLC
Richard D. Condie
President & CEO
 
 
TNA North America, Inc.
Mark A. Lozano
National Sales Manager
 
 
Tomric Systems, Inc.
Thomas Elsinghorst
President
Paula Elsinghorst
 
 
Toys R Us
Dennis Ahern
Buyer
Kimberly Mayben
Buyer - Party, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Checklanes and Impulse
 
Travelcenters of America
Erin Slater
Operations CM
 
 
Trend Sales Inc.
Joe Donnelly
President
William Hoffman
Regional Director
 
Trend Solutions
Chuck Brown
Director of Confection
 
 
TrendHunter.com
Jeremy Gutsche
Founder & CEO
Shelby Walsh
 
 
Unified Grocers
Elaine A. Shaffer
Sr. Category Manager - Confections
 
 
Union Confectionery Machinery Co.
James D. Greenberg
Co-President
 
 
United - ICAP
Walter Zimmermann
Vice President & Chief Technical Analyst
Marita Avante
 
 
Unreal Brands Inc.
Jason Camillos
VP Marketing Operations
Carlos Canals
CEO
Jason Hoffman
VP Sales - West
Steve Konczal
CFO
Chris Mattina
Senior Vice President, GM
Adam Melonas
Chief Innovation Officer
Stephen K. Ornell
Vice President of Sales
 
 
URM Stores, Inc.
Mary Villa
Buyer - GM/HBC/Candy
 
 
US Marine Corps
Colonel Daniel J. Lecce
Commanding Officer Camp Lejeune
 
 
US Marine Corps Exchange HQ
Bob McLaughlin
DMM Consumables & Cosmetics
 
 
Varick Enterprises, Inc.
Frederick J. Hintlian
President
 
 
Vidal Candies USA, INC.
Mitchell J. Bernstein
National Sales Director
Francisco Hernandez Vidal
President & CEO
 
Vistar
Patrick Hagerty
President/CEO
Mark Hodge
Corporate Director of Procurement
Ann Reidy
V.P. Merchandising
 
 
Wakefern
Emanuele Vitabile
Buyer - Snacks
April Delibero
 
 
Walgreens
Linda M. Severin
Divisional Vice President Private Brands
 
 
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Cyndi Handley
Sr. Manager, Sourcing
 
 
WILD Flavors, Inc.
Craig Biggers
Director Sales Key Accounts
Marlene Smothers
Associate Director, Sweet Applications
Reese Smothers
 
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
Melanie Domer
VP Customer Marketing & In-Store Experience
Bill Frazer
Vice President - U.S. Grocery Channel
Mark Larrabee
Vice President - Customer Sales & Operations
 
 
World's Finest Chocolate, Inc.
Jennifer Lucas
Marketing Director
Larry Vander Meulen
Director Of Sales
 
Yolo Candy
Brent A. Greer
Chief Sales Officer
 
 
YummyEarth Inc.
Alastair Northway
SVP Sales
 
 
Zachary Confections, Inc.
George Anichini
Senior Vice President
Valerie Anichini