2013 State of the Industry Conference
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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
Rebecca Troutman
Category Manager, Confectionery & Gum
Rosann Bagin
Midwest Regional Manager
Elyse Lovett
Marketing Manager
Megan Rose
National Account Manager
Ackley Machine Corporation
Thomas S. Lambe
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Michael A. Farley
VP of Sales - East
Adams & Brooks, Inc.
Tempe Brooks
Cindy L. Brooks
Vice President
Shelly Clarey
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Steve Meisinger
Vice President Sales
ADM Cocoa
J. William Ryan
Gert Ryan
John P. Zima
Director of Retail Confectionery
Advantage Sales & Marketing
Frank Morris
National Client Team Leader
Alliance Sales and Marketing
Scott Anderson
American Consulting Corporation
James Echeandia
American Licorice Company
John R. Kretchmer
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
David Bruce Klabunde
Craig Locke
Director of Sales & Marketing
APEX Display Group
David McBride
Nancy McBride
Kathy Kiernan
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Arcor USA, Inc.
Andres Alarcon
VP USA & Canada
Atkinson Candy Company
Eric E. Atkinson
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
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
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
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
Jeffrey L. Hopp
General Manager
Bemis North America
John R. Hackinson
Executive VP Commercial
Chris Harris
Global Alliance Manager
Gary Hubbard
Global Alliance Manager
Kyle Krause
National Account Manager
BI-LO Winn-Dixie
Paul Tremblay
Category Manager
Big Y Foods, Inc.
Patrick Foley
CM - Candy, Cookie, Cracker, Condiments
BJ's Wholesale Club
Jack Bielat
VP Dry 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.
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
Bernard Pacyniak
Capol LLC
Katherine A. Clark
Vice President of Sales
Carlin O'Brien Batson
Josh Alderson
Vice President
Andrew Young
Carlin O'Brien, Inc.
Tom Braun
Managing Partner
Hugh Brad Carlin
Mary Beth Geraci
Managing Partner
Jeff A. Mahler
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
Aaron Byrnes
Kristin Byrnes
David Hibbs
Director of Business Development
Chocolate Marketing, LLC.
Joan Steuer
Chocotech GmbH (Sollich NA)
Martin J. McDermott
Sales Director
Chris Candies, Inc.
Tim Rogers
Christmas Tree Shops
Matt Kirk
Buyer - Consumables
Linda Kirk
Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc.
Joseph P. Lucas
Vice President Sales
CMI Display
Marian Fadrowski
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
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
Stacey Crosio
Kennith Fries
Vice President Convenience
Jeff Neihart
VP, Managing Director, Client Services
CROSSMARK - Michigan
Greg D. Earhart
Division Manager
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
Jack Cappel
Tom Coccio
Sales Manager
Dot Foods, Inc.
Jeff Adams
Sr. Business Development Manager
Mark S. Clark
Buyer - Gen. Mds., Food, Pets
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
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
Ruth Gleit
Elmer Chocolate
Robert J. Barousse
Chief Financial Officer
Melody Barousse
Rocky A. Lemieux
Sr. VP Sales and Marketing
Robert A. Nelson
Virginia Nelson
Michael Sitarz
VP Sales and Marketing
Enstrom Candies, Inc.
Mary S. Groves
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
Jamee Simons
VP of Marketing
Patrick Zachary
Director of Manufacturing
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
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
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 K. Snyder
Channel Leader-Club, Military & Alt.
First Source, LLC
Keith W. McDaniel
Jan McDaniel
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
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
Fuji Vegetable Oil, Inc.
James Clifford
Director of Sales
Dennis Maples
VP of Business Development
Harold Smith
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
Jim Wilhelm
National Account Manager
Rachel Wurtz
Regional Sales Manager
Galler America
Gary Rollar, Jr.
Vice President
Nomad Van Bussel
Segment Sales Manager Confectionery
George J. Howe Co.
Dan Phillips
Valarie Phillips
Gerrit J. Verburg Co.
Gerrit J. Verburg
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
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
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
Andrea Hall
Christian Jegen
Paul Minger
Vice President Business Development
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
Andrew R. Young
Harris Teeter
Fred Morganthall
Judy Morganthall
Healthy Food Brands, LLC
Russ Asaro
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Abe Brach
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
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
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
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
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
Vice President of Global Marketing
Jim Klene
Chief Executive Officer
Amoret Klene
Glen Salter
Vice President of Sales
Peter Martin
Account Manager
Sue Monti
Chip O'Hare
Kevin Shea
Executive Vice President
John Wynn
Account Manager
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
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
Kristopher M. Widener
Channel Team Manager - Mass & Club
David L. Yale
President and Chief Operating Officer
Randy Ehrhart
Vice President
Kahler-Senders Group/ISM
Walt Freed
Terry Freed
Kelley Drye and Warren
Louise Hilsen
Senior Government Relations and Public Policy Advisor
Donald Foley
Kencraft Candy
Greg McCormack
Dina McCormack
Kimmie Candy Company
Joseph F. Dutra
Marina Dutra
Anne Giometti
National Marketing Director
John Morris
Chairman of Consumer Markets Sector
L.H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
Brian R. Sisitzky
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
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
Mars, Incorporated
Brad G. Figel
Senior VP Corporate Affairs & Public Policy
MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner
Michael Allured
McKeany-Flavell Company Inc.
Michael Caughlan
Vice President
McLane Company, Inc.
Lance Smith
Senior Host Account Manager
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
Lesley 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
Todd Hale
Sr. Vice President, Consumer & Shopper Insights
Nitta Gelatin NA Inc.
Juergen Gallert
North American Millers Association
James McCarthy
President & CEO
Nutrigaard LLC
Cornelis J. Boon
Yolanda Boon
Oberto Brands
Rebecca W. Fries
Eastern Region Manager
One Team Advisors
David R. Goldenberg
P Magee Enterprises - Candy Gram
Pat Magee
Patterson Company, Inc.
James R. Patterson, Jr.
Michael C. Patterson
Vice 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
Pez Candy, Inc.
Joseph Vittoria
President & CEO
Scott Stuart
Planet Retail
Lindsay Cowan
Chief Knowledge Officer
Pretzels, Inc.
William A. Mann, II
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
Jose E. Sepulveda
Vice President of Manufacturing
Josh Shapiro
Vice President of Marketing
Keith R. Von Zup
Vice President of Sales, National Accounts
Bert Miller
R.M. Palmer Company
Richard M. Palmer, Jr.
Jean Palmer
Stephen Terroni
Executive Vice President - Sales
Judy Terroni
Charles F. Whipple, Jr.
National Grocery Development Manager
RaceTrac Petroleum
Hilary Freedman
Sr. Category Manager-Snacks, Candy & Frozen
Ragolds USA, Inc.
Rainer Schindler
Oliver Schindler
ReTrans Precision Logistics, Inc.
Jim Waggoner
Chief Operating Officer
Rohit Tibrewala
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
Jean J. Thompson
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
Shearer's Foods, Inc.
Scott Smith
Shop 'N Save/Supervalu
Mike Overschmidt
CM - Center Store
Smart & Final
Julia Bischoff
Cat. Mgr. - Snack
Michael Bischoff
Diana Godfrey
GVP Sales & Mktg.
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
James Reagan
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
Linda Gold
SummitHill Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Jerry C. Hunt
Cole McCrea
Sr Vice President
Chris E. Zuleski
Sweet Candy Company
Greg Cater
VP Business Development
Richard Kay
Sweet N Fun Ltd.
Michael J. Giblin
Vice President Sales & Marketing
SweetWorks, Inc.
Paul DeDominicis
Director of Sales
John Fortino
Philip J. Terranova
Synergy Flavors, Inc.
Roderick W. Sowders
President & CEO
Wendy Sowders
Lori Stillman
VP, Marketing
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
Kim Gallicchio
The Birth of Chocolate Project
Daniel Lorenzetti
Linda Rice Lorenzetti
Editorial Director
The Blommer Chocolate Company
Richard Blommer
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
CM - Candy, Package Bakery, HBC and Ice-Cream
The Paradies Shops
Marielos N. Brown
Buyer - Snacks and Candy
Nicole Meyer
Dir. Convenience & Publications
The Performance Group/ISM
Steve Martinez
The Topps Company
Michael Brandstaedter
President & Chief Operating Officer
The Warrell Corporation
Patrick J. Huffman
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.
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
Toys R Us
Paul Desiderioscioli
VP/DMM - Consumables and Infant Care
Chris Ebanks
Buyer - Candy, Snacks, Food & Formula, Party, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Chec
Philipp Elliott
Senior Vice President Juvenile
TravelCenters of America LLC
Tom Newbould
VP Retail Mktg.
Trend Sales Inc.
Joe Donnelly
Stephanie Hardister
Key Account Director
William Hoffman
Regional Director
Jeremy Gutsche
Founder & CEO
Tropical Nut and Fruit
Alicia R. LeHota
Kelly Froehle
Union Confectionery Machinery Co.
James D. Greenberg
United Refining Co. / Gristedes
Kevin Hall
Store Merch. Mgr. - Confections, Snacks, Bakery, Beverages
Unreal Brands Inc.
John Coyle
Director Trade Marketing
Art Drogue
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
Very Special Chocolats
Gerry Morris
Bram Morris
Executive Vice President
Vidal Candies USA, INC.
Mitchell J. Bernstein
National Sales Director
Francisco Hernandez Vidal
President & CEO
Patrick Hagerty
Emanuele Vitabile
Buyer - Snacks
April Delibero
Steve Broughton
DVP, GMM Food, Beverage & Household Consumables
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
Dir. GM Promo Buying
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
Benjamin McGlaughlin
Chief Executive Officer
World's Finest Chocolate, Inc.
Jan Klawans
Marketing Manager Retail
Edmond Opler
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
Kate Zachary