2013 State of the Industry Conference
* Please Note: Customers are listed in red


Registration List
Jeff Bobbitt Stan Ehrlich
Drug Channel Leader
Jim Stange
Category Director
Daniel Vucovich
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
7- Eleven, Inc.
Margaret Kronick
Zone Merchandiser (US)
Sean Thompson
Sr. Director of Merchandising
 
7-Eleven
Rebecca Troutman
Category Manager, Confectionery & Gum
 
 
Aagard
Rosann Bagin
Midwest Regional Manager
 
 
AAK USA, Inc.
Elyse Lovett
Marketing Manager
Megan Rose
National Account Manager
 
Ackley Machine Corporation
Thomas S. Lambe
Sales
 
 
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Michael A. Farley
VP of Sales - East
 
 
Adams & Brooks, Inc.
Tempe Brooks
Secretary/Treasurer
Cindy L. Brooks
Vice President
Shelly Clarey
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Steve Meisinger
Vice President Sales
 
ADM Cocoa
J. William Ryan
Consultant
Gert Ryan
John P. Zima
Director of Retail Confectionery
 
Advantage Sales & Marketing
Frank Morris
National Client Team Leader
 
 
Affiliated Power Purchasers International
Kathy Kiernan
Senior Vice President, Business Development
 
 
Alliance Sales and Marketing
Scott Anderson
CEO
 
 
American Consulting Corporation
James Echeandia
President
 
 
American Licorice Company
John R. Kretchmer
CEO
Jennifer Martin
Director of Sales
 
American Packaging Corporation
Michael F. Doherty
Account Manager
Sean Flaherty
Eastern Region Sales Representative
 
Annabelle Candy Company, Inc.
Susan Karl
President/CEO
David Bruce Klabunde
Consultant
Craig Locke
Director of Sales & Marketing
 
 
APEX Display Group
David McBride
CEO
Nancy McBride
President
 
Arcor USA, Inc.
Andres Alarcon
VP USA & Canada
 
 
Atkinson Candy Company
Eric E. Atkinson
President
Darlene Atkinson
Billy Atkinson
Board of Directors
 
Atkinson-Crawford Sales Co. Inc.
Scott Gibbons
Vice President
Rayelynn Speer
Vice President
 
Aunt Sally's Praline Shops, Inc.
Larry Statton
CEO
 
 
Awake Chocolate
Dan Tzotzis
Founder & Managing Partner
Melissa Tzotzis
 
 
Bainbridge Associates, L.L.C.
Ross Bainbridge
Managing Director
Erv Klein
Machinery Sales
 
Balsu USA, Inc.
Karim Azzaoui
Vice President Sales & Marketing
 
 
Barnes & Noble College
Lisa Shapiro
Director, Café & Convenience
 
 
Barricini Candy, A Bazzini Holdings LLC
Rocco Damato
President/CEO
Electra Damato
 
 
Barry Callebaut
Dave Johnson
President & CEO
 
 
Barry Callebaut Americas
Mark Freeman
Vice President of Food Manufacturing Sales
 
 
Barry Callebaut USA LLC
Laura Bergan
Marketing Manager, North America Food Manufacturing Division
 
 
Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company
Alan Grupp
GM Canada/Director Of Customer Marketing
David Johnson
Director of Sales
Don Mulligan
National Sales Manager Grocery/Drug
Anthony Trani
Vice President - Marketing
Brian Youngs
Director of National Accounts
 
 
BeaconUnited Cincinnati
Leslie S. Hayes
VP Marketing
John Rutherford
President
 
Bed Bath & Beyond
George Kramer
Buyer - Foods
 
 
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
Laura A. Christian
National Accounts Manager
Kelli Heinz
Marketing Coordinator
James H. Heinz
President & CEO
Cyndi Heinz
Cody Heinz
Account Executive Domestic Flavor Sales
Paul D. Olson
VP US Flavor Sales
 
 
Bemis
Jeffrey L. Hopp
General Manager
 
 
Bemis North America
John R. Hackinson
Executive VP Commercial
Chris Harris
Global Alliance Manager
Gary Hubbard
Global Alliance Manager
 
 
BENEO, Inc.
Kyle Krause
National Account Manager
 
 
BI-LO Winn-Dixie
Paul Tremblay
Category Manager
 
 
Big Y Foods
Patrick Foley
Grocery Sales Manager
 
 
BJ's Wholesale Club
Jack Bielat
VP/DMM - Edible Grocery
Diane Bielat
 
 
Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.
Robert Dono
National Sales Manager - Confectionery
Deborah Dono
 
 
BP North America (AM/PM)
Cynthia Badish
Category Manager
 
 
BridgeWorks, LLC
Seth Mattison
Change Agent
 
 
Brown & Haley
Pierson E. Clair, III
Vice President of the Board and CEO
Sara B Clair
John D. Melin
President & Chief Operating Officer
 
Burdette Beckmann Inc.
Jack T. Anderson
Executive Vice President
Stacey C. Rutherford
Account Executive
Robert Taylor, Jr.
President
 
 
C-P Flexible Packaging
Kathleen L. Papke
Account Manager
 
 
Calico Cottage, Inc.
David A. Sank
COO & EVP Sales & Marketing
Carol Sank
 
 
Candy Industry Magazine
Kristine Collins
Publisher
Bernard Pacyniak
Editor-in-Chief
 
Candymail E-Newsletter
Pat Magee
Owner/Publisher
 
 
Capol LLC
Katherine A. Clark
Vice President of Sales
 
 
Carlin O'Brien Batson
Josh Alderson
Vice President
Andrew Young
President/CEO
 
Carlin O'Brien, Inc.
Tom Braun
Managing Partner
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
 
 
Chefmaster
Aaron Byrnes
President
Kristin Byrnes
David Hibbs
Director of Business Development
 
Chocolate Marketing, LLC.
Joan Steuer
President
 
 
Chocotech GmbH (Sollich NA)
Martin J. McDermott
Sales Director
 
 
Chris Candies, Inc.
Tim Rogers
President
 
 
Christmas Tree Shops
Matt Kirk
Buyer
Linda Kirk
 
 
Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc.
Joseph P. Lucas
Vice President Sales
 
 
CMI Display
Marian Fadrowski
President
Annette D. Fadrowski
Director of Sales & Marketing
 
Colombina Candy
Carlos Gil
General Manager
 
 
Colombina USA
Michael Figueras
National Retail Sales Manager
 
 
Colorcon, Inc.
David Hogan
Sr. Business Development Manager
Christopher J. Spontelli
Area Technical Manager
 
ConfectioneryNews.com (William Reed Business Media)
Oliver Nieburg
MR - Reporter
 
 
Consolidated Sales Network
David Tucci
Executive Director
 
 
Consumer Equity Partners
Tom Furphy
CEO & Managing 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
 
 
Creative Werks, LLC
Colleen Coyle
Manager of Marketing & Market Research
Mark Miller
Creative Director
 
Crosio & Associates
Russell Crosio
President
Stacey Crosio
 
 
CROSSMARK
Kennith Fries
Vice President Convenience
Jeff Neihart
VP, Managing Director, Client Services
 
CROSSMARK - Michigan
Greg D. Earhart
Division Manager
 
 
CVS
Kimberley Felice-Dooley
Senior Category Manager
Robert Dooley
Mary Lou Gardner
DMM Consumables & DSD
 
Devine Sweets and Snacks, LLC
Rhonda Sigmon
Managing Director
 
 
Dollar General
Jennifer Dilts
Senior Buyer - Confectionery & Snack
 
 
Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.
Roberta Cappel
President
Jack Cappel
Chairman
Tom Coccio
Sales Manager
 
 
Dot Foods, Inc.
Jeff Adams
Sr. Business Development Manager
 
 
Drugstore.com
Mark S. Clark
Senior Manager - ECommerce
 
 
Dylan's Candy Bar
Kristin Anderson
VP Merchandising
 
 
E-Z Mart Stores
Danna Huskey
CM - Snacks & Candy
 
 
E.A. Berg Associates
David L. Berg
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Berg
President
Daniel Gray
Regional Vice President
Michael Mosto
General Manager
 
Eby-Brown Company
Tom Cinnamon
Vice President of Merchandising
 
 
Eby-Brown Company LLC
Jim R. Hachtel
Vice President Strategic Insights
John A. Scardina
Senior Vice President Merchandising
 
ECOM Cocoa-Atlantic USA, Inc.
Roberta Libanori Perlman
Business Development
 
 
Eisman Gleit Four Star
Morton Gleit
President
Ruth Gleit
 
 
Elmer Chocolate
Robert J. Barousse
Chief Financial Officer
Melody Barousse
Rocky A. Lemieux
Sr. VP Sales and Marketing
Robert A. Nelson
President
Virginia Nelson
Michael Sitarz
VP Sales and Marketing
 
Enstrom Candies, Inc.
Mary S. Groves
CFO
Robert D. Jackson
National Sales Director
Daniel E. Lively
Director of IT and Mail Order
Douglas Simons, Jr.
Assistant Production Manager
James Simons
Candy Maker/ Assistant Sales Manager
Doug Simons
President
Jamee Simons
VP of Marketing
Patrick Zachary
Director of Manufacturing
 
ESM/Ferolie
John Anastasi
Senior Vice President
Tony Fischetta
Executive Vice President
Larry Kaplan
Vice President
Tony Lubrano
Executive Vice President of Confections
Cynthia Ramos
 
Esther Price Candies Corp.
Douglas Dressman
Vice President (RCI President)
 
 
F&M Merchant Group LLC
Barry H. Sokol
Managing Partner/Director of Sales
Beth Sokol
 
 
Family Dollar Stores
Michael Bloom
President & COO
Dennis J. Burns
Buyer - Confections and Crackers
 
Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
Terry Mitchell
President
Edward J. Seibolt
Vice President Sales & Business Development
James William Smekal
Vice President Merchandising
David Taiclet
President, Gourmet Food Group
 
Ferrara Candy Company
Chris Barrett
Vice President
Hans J. Becher
Vice President Seasonal
Paul Cadaret
Director of Sales
Jill Gierach
Director of Sales
Michael F. Gilmore
VP Business Development
Anna Gilmore
Liam C. Killeen
Chief Marketing Officer/President of International Sales
Ronnie Loveless, II
Vice President of Sales
Mark Meyer
VP Customer Marketing
Louis V. Pagano, II
Manager - Special Markets
Tom Polke
President/CIO
Cindy Polke
David E. Showman
National Account Manager
Michael Sprinkle
VP of Direct Sales
 
Ferrero USA, Inc.
Kirk Bettes
Convenience Channel Leader
Martino Caretto
Director of Institutional Affairs Americas
Phyllis Martino
Richard G. Glasgow
Eastern Area Manager
Michael J. Grindstaff
Grocery Channel Leader
Jeanne Murphy
Institutional Affairs Director, North America
Marc Nissinger
Director of Customer Marketing
Michele Oberkirch
Mass Market Channel Leader
Deaton Roden
Club/Special Markets Channel Leader
Patrick Snyder
National Account Director
 
 
First Source, LLC
Keith W. McDaniel
CEO
Jan McDaniel
 
 
FOCI
Josipa Paska
Managing Director
 
 
Food & Nutrient Impact, LLC
David A. Stuart
Principal Executive
Linda Stuart
 
 
Food Marketing Institute
Leslie Sarasin
President and CEO
Ron Sarasin
 
 
Food Processing Suppliers Association
David Seckman
President & CEO
 
 
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
Lou Dobbs
Host of Fox Business News’ Lou Dobbs Tonight
 
 
Frankford Candy LLC
Kurt Dungan
Vice President of Marketing
Molly Jacobson
Business Development Manager
Stuart Selarnick
CEO
 
 
Fuji Vegetable Oil, Inc.
James Clifford
Director of Sales
 
 
G2MInternational
Dennis Maples
VP of Business Development
Harold Smith
President
 
Galerie
Tristan Ariens
Trade Show Manager
Jeremy Arthurs
Sales Manager
Chad Bauer
Regional Sales Manager
Michelle R. Bell
National Account Manager
Emily Edmondson
Director, Sales
Kevin K. Gavin
Chief Operating Officer
Richard Ross
President
Jim Wilhelm
National Account Manager
Rachel Wurtz
Regional Sales Manager
 
 
Galler America
Gary Rollar, Jr.
Vice President
 
 
GEA CFS Weert BV
Nomad Van Bussel
Segment Sales Manager Confectionery
 
 
George J. Howe Co.
Dan Phillips
President/COO
Valarie Phillips
 
 
Gerrit J. Verburg Co.
Gerrit J. Verburg
President
Tatiana Verburg
 
 
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Rob Budowski
VP of Sales
Steve Genzoli
Vice President Research & Development & QA
Casey L. Grimm
Regional Sales Manager, NE Grocery
Patrick High
Sales Director National Accounts
Vicki Isip
VP, Marketing
Martin Thompson
President & CEO
 
Gimbal's Fine Candies
Ron Craft
National Sales Manager
Scott Kelly
Key Account Executive
 
Givaudan
David Salinas
Global Account Manager, CSC
 
 
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
Mary Beth Fuller
National Sales Mgr, Drug
Thomas Lowenthal
Director of Customer Marketing
Rick Tyrrell
VP Wholesale North America
Greg Woodhouse
Director-Grocery Wholesale North America
 
Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.
Meghan Brody
Brand Manager
Mitchell T. Goetze
President & COO
Nell Goetze
John A. Leipold, Jr.
Director Sales & Marketing
 
 
Goldman Sachs
Jason M. English
VP Global Investment Research - Food
 
 
Golick Martins, Inc.
Raul Francisco
Director Alternate Channels
Elena Francisco
Joseph R. Lanzilli
Executive Vice President
Joan Lanzilli
Manny Martins
President
Michele Martins
 
 
Goo Goo Cluster LLC
Lance Paine
Executive Vice President
 
 
Graybill Machines, Inc.
Robert L. Wolfgang, III
Regional Sales Engineer
 
 
Grocery Outlet
Greg Kobayashi
Sr. Buyer/CM - Candy
 
 
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
Georgie Salaman
Marketing Manager
Margie Walter
Director of Special Markets
Timothy Witt
Key Account Manager
 
 
Harold W. Young, Inc.
Mike Grimaldi
Vice President-Chain Drug
Betsy Ann Harris
Co-President
Andrew R. Young
Co-President
 
 
Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc.
Fred Morganthall
President & COO
Judy Morganthall
 
 
Healthy Food Brands, LLC
Russ Asaro
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Abe Brach
President
 
HEB
Jill Farino
Senior Buyer - Candy
Mike Schaeffer
GMM - Candy/Seasonal
Brandi Stone
Buyer - Candy
 
 
Henry Lambertz Inc.
Steve Petrillo
Vice President Sales
 
 
Heritage Candy Company
David Kolinsky
President
 
 
Hoffmann - Vogler
Audra Vogler
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
Hosokawa Bepex
Michael Scouten
Regional Sales Engineer
 
 
Impact Confections, Inc.
Bean Kingsbury
Vice President of Sales
Jeffery A. Rome
President & CEO
 
Industry Retirees
James E. Conlan
Past NCA Chairman
Edmund J. Wilson
Consultant
Kathy Wilson
 
Ingredion Incorporated
Rick Mignella
Senior Manager, Business Development, Confectionery North America
William A. Raleigh
Director, Market Development
Rob Ritchie
Vice President of Sales for US Sweetners Solutions
Stephen E. Volker
Director, Regional Sales East
 
J Carroll & Associates
Gary Fleishman
Executive Vice President
 
 
J. Sosnick & Son
Print Cates
Vice President of Product Management
Jeffrey H. Sosnick
President
 
Jel Sert Company
Chuck Ballard
Vice President of National Accounts
Lisa Ballard
Alex Chimens
Vice President of Grocery
Robert J. Clements
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Kelly Wootton
Susie Frausto
Vice President of Marketing
Larry Lamarre
VP National Accounts
Debbie Lamarre
Mike Novak
Vice President Sales Planning & Support
Karen Novak
Gary L. Parker
Vice President of National Accounts
 
 
Jelly Belly Candy Company
Michael L. Bianco
Retired
Lisa Rowland Brasher
Executive Vice Chairman
John Di Giusto
General Counsel
Sue Ann Di Giusto
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
V.P. of Marketing
 
JMK
Jim Klene
Chief Executive Officer
Amoret Klene
Glen Salter
Vice President of Sales
 
JOH
Peter Martin
Account Manager
Sue Monti
Chip O'Hare
CEO
Kevin Shea
Executive Vice President
John Wynn
Account Manager
 
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
Keith Domalewski
Director of Marketing Services
Lawrence Fineburg
Vice President Sales
Gregory M. Pappariella
Class of Trade Manager Drug/Dollar
Kathleen M. Parker
Vice President of Marketing & Innovation
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
Randy Ehrhart
Vice President
 
 
Kahler-Senders Group/ISM
Walt Freed
President
Terry Freed
 
 
Kelley Drye and Warren
Louise Hilsen
Senior Government Relations and Public Policy Advisor
Donald Foley
 
 
Kencraft Candy
Justin Boyle
CEO
Dina McCormack
 
 
Kimmie Candy Company
Joseph F. Dutra
President/CEO
Marina Dutra
 
 
KPMG LLP
Anne Giometti
National Marketing Director
John Morris
Chairman of Consumer Markets Sector
 
L.H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
Brian R. Sisitzky
President
 
 
Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.
Nicholas Eleniak
Director of Regional Customer Sales and Merchandising
Leslie Lentz
Walmart Team Lead
Thomas Linemayr
President & CEO
Daniel Studer
Vice President Sales
Raymond Tice
Chief Financial Officer
Renee Tice
Jason Tripicchio
Director of Sales
 
Lucky Country, Inc.
Nicole Bethmann
Director, National Accounts
Michael Bratt
CEO
Cathy Henry
 
Management Science Associates, Inc.
Suzanne Silliman
Managing Director
 
 
Mane, Inc.
Stephen Ganski
Category Director
Bob Motta
VP Sales
 
Mars Chocolate North America
Kim Ancin
Assistant Manager - Corporate Communications
Lee Andrews
Corporate Affairs Director
John D. Capizzi
GM, Licensing
Steve Cassin
Vice President of Sales
Gabriel Fernandez
VP of Finance
Nick Hastilow
VP of Commercial
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
Melinda McLoughlin
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
Jim Murphy
Vice President of Sales
Ian O'Donnell
Trade Development Director
Tim Quinn
Vice President Trade Development
Debra A. Sandler
President
 
 
Mars, Incorporated
Brad G. Figel
Senior VP Corporate Affairs & Public Policy
 
 
MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner
Michael Allured
Publisher
 
 
McKeany-Flavell Company Inc.
Michael Caughlan
Vice President
 
 
McLane Company, Inc.
Lance Smith
Director - Confections & Snacks
 
 
MeadWestvaco
Walt Coleman
Director Customer Development
 
 
Meijer, Inc.
AJ Jesswani
Candy - Category Merchant
 
 
Melville Candy Company
Joseph Melville
Sales and Marketing Director
Jennifer Harmon
 
 
Molded Fiber Glass Tray Co.
Thomas G. Woods
Sales Manager
 
 
Mondelez International, Inc.
Chuck Allen
Director, US Chocolate & Immediate Consumption
Laura Asbell
Regional VP, Convenience
Rick Brindle
Vice President, Industry Development
Tiffany Carreker
Customer Business Lead, Walgreens
Nicole McLaughlin
Marketing Director
Michael Messenkopf
Customer Business Lead, Rite-Aid
Bharat Puri
Senior Vice President, Global Chocolate
Fred Rodriguez
Customer Business Lead, CVS
Stephanie R. Wilkes
President, North America Confectionary
Walter Zola
VP Sales, Drug
 
Morley Candy Makers / Sanders Candy
Michael Koch
Vice President of Manufacturing
Ann Marie Koch
 
 
Morris National, Inc.
Rich Clemmensen
Vice President Sales & Marketing
 
 
Mount Franklin Foods
Andy Gromen
Vice President, Retail Sales
 
 
Mount Franklin Foods, LLC
David S. Barnett
Sr VP Retail Sales & Marketing
Gary Ricco
President & CEO
Curtis R. Whetten
Senior VP of Sales
 
 
Mueller Yurgae Associates
Jeff Yurgae
Sales Executive
 
 
Multipond America
Frederick W. Horn
VP Sales & Marketing
 
 
Murnane Companies
Patrick J. Murnane
Executive Vice President
Mary Ellen Murnane
 
 
Nash Finch
Roy Fossum
Director of Category Management
Brian Smith
Category Manager, Candy & GM Seasonal
 
Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc.
Barry Rosenbaum
President
Lesley Stier
CEO
SHIRLEY STIER
 
National Association Of Convenience Stores
Bob Hughes
V.P., Supplier Relations & Expositions
 
 
NCA Publications Team
Steve Forster
Executive Editor
Teresa Tarantino
Editor In Chief
 
New England Confectionery Company, Inc.
Alan Gulachenski
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
Nielsen
Todd Hale
Sr. Vice President, Consumer & Shopper Insights
 
 
Nitta Gelatin NA Inc.
Juergen Gallert
President
 
 
North American Millers Association
James McCarthy
President & CEO
 
 
Nutrigaard LLC
Cornelis J. Boon
President
Yolanda Boon
 
 
Oberto Brands
Rebecca W. Fries
Eastern Region Manager
 
 
One Team Advisors
David R. Goldenberg
President
 
 
Patterson Company, Inc.
Michael C. Patterson
Vice President
James R. Patterson, Jr.
President
 
Pearson Candy Company
Henk Hartong
Chairman of the Board
 
 
Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc.
Ralph Chauvin
Vice President Sales
Maurice Herrera
Vice President Marketing
Mehmet Yuksek
President & CEO
 
 
Performance Sales & Marketing
Rod Rodriguez
President
 
 
Pez Candy, Inc.
Joseph Vittoria
President & CEO
 
 
PILOT TRAVEL CENTERS
Scott Stuart
 
 
Planet Retail
Lindsay Cowan
Chief Knowledge Officer
 
 
Pretzels, Inc.
William A. Mann, II
President/Owner
 
 
Prime Advantage Corporation
Mike McDonald
Vice President, New Business Relationships
 
 
Printpack, Inc.
Lee V. Hartman
Director, Sales
Susan Hartman
George Reynolds
Sales Manager, Snacks Division
Fran Reynolds
 
Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc. (The)
Jeff Brown
Executive Vice President
Peggy Casey
Vice President Retail Sales
Marilee Edwards
National Sales Director - Convenience & Military Channel
David Fleischer
Vice President, Trade Relations
Paul Klutes
Vice President of Sales - National Accounts
Michael G. Rosenberg
President & CEO
Kurt Rosenberg
Treasurer
Jose E. Sepulveda
Vice President of Manufacturing
Josh Shapiro
Vice President of Marketing
Keith R. Von Zup
Vice President of Sales, National Accounts
 
Protis
Bert Miller
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
 
 
RaceTrac Petroleum
Hilary Freedman
Category Manager-Snacks, Candy & Frozen
 
 
Ragolds USA, Inc.
Rainer Schindler
CEO
Oliver Schindler
CEO
 
ReTrans Precision Logistics, Inc.
Jim Waggoner
Chief Operating Officer
 
 
Roha USA LLC
Rohit Tibrewala
CEO
 
 
Rutter's Holdings, Inc.
Scott Hartman
President & CEO
Cathy Hartman
 
 
RW3, Inc.
Tom Garry
VP Sales
Vicki Garry
Bruce Nagle
CEO and Founder
 
Sahagian & Associates, Inc.
Linda G. Sahagian
President & CEO
Doug Stewart
 
 
Sam's Club
Jamal Parker
Senior Buyer - Candy & Snacks
 
 
Sconza Candy Co.
Ronald Sconza
President & CEO
Janet Sconza-Angers
VP Marketing
 
Seattle Chocolates
Niel W. Campbell
President
Jean J. Thompson
CEO
 
SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc.
Ritchie A. Davis
VP of Sales & Operations
Mark Wittekind
Vice President Sales
 
Shankman & Associates, Inc.
Dave Clephane
Executive Vice President
Debra R. Harris
Director of Marketing & Analytics
Kevin Keefe
Director of Business Development
Phil Shankman
President
 
Shearer's Foods, Inc.
Scott Smith
President
 
 
Shop 'N Save/SUPERVALU
Mike Overschmidt
Category Manager, Center Store
 
 
Smart & Final
Julia Bischoff
Senior Category Manager - Candy & Snacks
Michael Bischoff
Diana Godfrey
Group Vice President
 
Smarties Candy Co.
Eric H. Ostrow
Vice President Sales & Marketing
 
 
Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
Wendy Redmond
Director of Sales
 
 
Sollich North America LLC
John G. Holland
Managing Partner
 
 
Stockdale, Reagan and Cain
Kevin Cain
Owner
James Reagan
Owner
 
Storck USA, L.P.
Krista Parker
Elizabeth S. Robarge
Director of Strategic Accounts
 
Stribbons, Inc.
Michael T. Flynn
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Joann Flynn
 
 
Sultana Distribution Services Inc.
Brian Gold
President
Linda Gold
 
 
SummitHill Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Jerry C. Hunt
Co-President
Cole McCrea
Sr Vice President
Chris E. Zuleski
Co-President
 
 
Sweet Candy Company
Greg Cater
VP Business Development
Richard Kay
President
 
Sweet N Fun Ltd.
Michael J. Giblin
Vice President Sales & Marketing
 
 
SweetWorks, Inc.
Paul DeDominicis
Director of Sales
John Fortino
CFO
Philip J. Terranova
President
 
 
Synergy Flavors, Inc.
Roderick W. Sowders
President & CEO
Wendy Sowders
 
 
Systems2000/Webco
Lori Stillman
VP, Marketing
 
 
Target
Dion Evans
Senior Buyer of Candy
Lindsay J. Lundgren
Buyer - The One Spot
 
Target Stores
Mike Sullivan
Senior Buyer
 
 
Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc.
Peter Tedeschi
President & CEO
Katherine Tedeschi
 
 
Thayer Distribution
Nicholas A. DiRenzo
Director of Sales & Marketing
Diego Gallicchio
President
Kim Gallicchio
 
The Birth of Chocolate Project
Daniel Lorenzetti
Director
Linda Rice Lorenzetti
Editorial Director
 
The Blommer Chocolate Company
Richard Blommer
Owner
Peter W. Blommer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Stacey Kidd
Sales Support & Marketing Manager
Rose Potts
Corporate Manager Sensory & Product Guidance
Kip Walk
Director, Cocoa Department
 
 
The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.
Barbara A. Bentele
VP of Sales & Marketing
Doug L. Brunsting
General Manager
Peter W. De Yager
CEO, President & Owner
Bill A. Lange
Director of Marketing
 
The Hershey Company
Humberto Alfonso
President, International
Scott Bennett
C-Store Area Sales Director
Ruben Carriedo
General Manager, Value Channels
Scott Cole
VP/GM US Customers
Brent Cotten
Director, Customer & Industry Affairs
Bob Goodpaster
VP Global Knowledge & Insights
Ron Graf
Vice President, Government Relations
Jeffrey Harsh
Team Leader, Wal-Mart
Thomas J. Joyce
Vice President, Global Customer & Industry Affairs
Jeff Lilla
VP Strategic Customers
Mark Pogharian
VP Investor Relations
Steven Schiller
SVP, Sweets & Refreshments
 
The NPD Group, Inc.
Kevin Zieziula
Director of Business Development for SupplyTrack
 
 
The Pantry
Angela Bilanzich
Category Manager
 
 
The Paradies Shops
Marielos N. Brown
Buyer - Snacks & Gourmet
Nicole Meyer
Director/Divisional Merchandise Manager
 
The Performance Group/ISM
Steve Martinez
Partner
 
 
The Topps Company
Michael Brandstaedter
President & Chief Operating Officer
 
 
The Warrell Corporation
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
Eugene M. Dunkin, Jr.
CEO
Scott Lichterman
National Sales Manager
 
Three Rivers Confections LLC
Richard D. Condie
President & CEO
Kim Condie
 
 
TNA North America, Inc.
Mark A. Lozano
National Sales Manager
 
 
Tomric Systems, Inc.
Thomas Elsinghorst
President
 
 
Toys R Us
Paul Desiderioscioli
VP DMM
Chris Ebanks
Buyer - Candy/Food
Philipp Elliott
Senior Vice President Juvenile
 
 
TravelCenters of America LLC
Tom Newbould
VP Retail Mktg.
 
 
Trend Sales Inc.
Joe Donnelly
President
Stephanie Hardister
Key Account Director
William Hoffman
Regional Director
 
 
TrendHunter.com
Jeremy Gutsche
Founder & CEO
 
 
Tropical Nut and Fruit
Alicia R. LeHota
President
Kelly Froehle
 
 
Union Confectionery Machinery Co.
James D. Greenberg
Co-President
 
 
United Refining dba Kwik Fill
Kevin Hall
Category Manager
 
 
Unreal Brands Inc.
John Coyle
Director Trade Marketing
Art Drogue
COO
Stephen K. Ornell
Vice President of Sales
Karin L. Piscitelli
VP of Marketing
 
US Marine Corps Exchange HQ
Ashley Davis
Buyer - Candy, Grocery & Gourmet
Bob McLaughlin
DMM Consumables & Cosmetics
Ellen McLaughlin
 
Value Quest Foods, LLC
Erin Olivier
Project Director
 
 
Varick Enterprises, Inc.
Frederick J. Hintlian
President
 
 
Very Special Chocolats
Gerry Morris
President
Bram Morris
Executive Vice President
 
Vidal Candies USA, INC.
Mitchell J. Bernstein
National Sales Director
Francisco Hernandez Vidal
President & CEO
 
Vistar
Patrick Hagerty
President/CEO
 
 
Wakefern Food Corporation
Emanuele Vitabile
Category Manager, Grocery
April Delibero
 
 
Walgreens
Steve Broughton
DVP, GMM Food, Beverage & Household Consumables
Paul Minger
Category Manager - Confections
Linda M. Severin
Divisional Vice President Private Brands
Rebecca Volk
Category Specialist for Confections
 
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Joe Grady
VP, Candy & Front End
Erin McCracken
Director - Candy
Michael McFadden, Jr.
Sr. Buyer - Candy
 
 
We Pack Logistics
Todd M. Merka
Business Development Manager
 
 
WILD Flavors, Inc.
Marlene Smothers
Associate Director, Sweet Applications
Reese Smothers
 
 
WinCo Foods, LLC
Bryan Booth
VP General Merchandising
Rick Whitten
VP General Merchandising
 
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
Sarah Collins
Director, Club & VTC
Thomas Dieffenbach
VP, Global Walmart/Sam's
Mark Larrabee
Vice President - Customer Sales & Operations
Kurt Laufer
Vice President US Sales
Edward Taylor
VP of Strategic Customers
 
 
Wolfgang Candy Company
Mark Bruno
VP Sales
Andrew Jacobs
President
Benjamin McGlaughlin
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
World's Finest Chocolate, Inc.
Jan Klawans
Marketing Manager Retail
Edmond Opler
CEO
Larry Vander Meulen
Director Of Sales
 
 
Yolo Candy
Brent A. Greer
Chief Sales Officer
 
 
YummyEarth Inc.
Lou Alaimo
VP Sales
Alastair Northway
SVP Sales
 
Zachary Confections, Inc.
Jack Zachary, III
President/CEO
Kate Zachary