2014 State of the Industry Conference
* Please Note: Customers are listed in red

Registration List
Alana Ferrara Patrick J. Huffman
Retired Martina Kief
Matt Kirk Dean L. Spangler
Chairman of the Board Ann Spangler
Rosann Bagin
Regional Sales Manager
Rich Bagin
Elyse Lovett
Marketing Manager
Megan Rose
Business Development Manager, West Coast
Dennis A. Tagarelli
Senior Director, Sales
Access Strategies
Shaun OBrien
Ackley Machine Corporation
Thomas S. Lambe
Ken Davison
Sales Manager
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Michael A. Farley
Vice President of Client Development
Adams & Brooks, Inc.
John E. Brooks, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer
Shelly Clarey
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Steve Meisinger
Vice President Sales
ADM Cocoa
Adam Lechter
Product Services and Development Manager
ADM Milling Co.
Mark Metivier
Director of Sales, Wheat Proteins, Food Starches and Specialties Business
Advantage Sales & Marketing
Bob Mills
VP Business Development
Almond Board of California
Margaret Fyffe
Director of Trade Stewardship
John Talbot
VP Global Market Development
American Licorice Company
John R. Kretchmer
Jennifer Martin
Director of Sales
American Packaging Corporation
Tracie Cree
Account Representative
Bill Moses
Director of Sales
Annabelle Candy Company, Inc.
Susan Karl
Craig Locke
Director of Sales & Marketing
APEX Display Group
David McBride
Nancy McBride
Arcor USA, Inc.
Andres Alarcon
VP USA & Canada
Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Julie Bierman
Senior Buyer
Associated Food Stores, Inc.
Chad Christensen
Category Manager
Atkinson Candy Company
Eric E. Atkinson
Darlene Atkinson
Billy Atkinson
Board of Directors
Sarah Atkinson
Associate Business Development Manager
Joseph J. Picariello
Business Development Director
Atkinson-Crawford Sales Co. Inc.
Scott Gibbons
Rayelynn Speer
Co- President
Au'some Candies
Keane Tsu
Aunt Sally's Praline Shops, Inc.
Larry Statton
Awake Chocolate
Adam Deremo
Founder & Managing Partner
Steve Ehrman
US Director of Sales
Dan Tzotzis
Founder & Managing Partner
Bacci Chocolate Design
Carlo Bacci
Erin Calvo-Bacci
Bainbridge Associates, L.L.C.
Bryan Bainbridge
Ross Bainbridge
Managing Director
Balsu USA, Inc.
Karim Azzaoui
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Barcel USA, LLC
Gustavo Duenas
National Account Manager
Colette Richards
National Account Manager
Barnes & Noble College
Lisa Shapiro
Director, Café & Convenience
Barry Callebaut USA LLC
Laura Bergan
Senior Marketing Manager
Dave Mitchell
VP Sales
Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company
Alan Grupp
Director of Customer Marketing & GM/Canada
Tony Jacobs
VP Global General Manager, Bazooka Candy Brands
Christopher Lomino
Vice President Sales and Customer Marketing
BeaconUnited Cincinnati
John Rutherford
Mary Beth Rutherford
Maureen Townsend
Business Manager
Bed Bath & Beyond
Donna Burghardt
Planner - Candy & Snacks
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
Laura A. Christian
National Accounts Manager
James H. Heinz
President & CEO
Cyndi Heinz
Cody Heinz
Flavor Sales Representative
Kelli Heinz
Director Marketing & Industry Affairs
Paul D. Olson
VP Flavor Sales
Nadine Senese
Jeffrey L. Hopp
Sr. Marketing Director
Kyle Krause
Regional Sales Manager
Bi-Lo / Winn-Dixie
David Voeks
CM - Poultry
Big Y Foods, Inc.
Patrick Foley
Grocery Sales Manager
Eric Swensen
VP Center Store
Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.
Robert Dono
National Sales Manager - Confectionery
BP North America (AM/PM)
Cynthia Badish
Category Manager
Kristin Anderson
Brown & Haley
Pierson E. Clair, III
Vice Chairman of the Board & CEO
Sara Clair
Steve Jaffee
Regional Manager
John D. Melin
President & Chief Operating Officer
Burdette Beckmann, Inc.
Jack T. Anderson
Executive Vice President
Vincent Di Betta
General Manager of Special Markets
Allison Hudson
Account Executive
Stacey C. Rutherford
Senior Manager National Accounts
Robert Taylor, Jr.
Michael Wein
Business Development Manager
Candy Industry Magazine
Kristine Collins
Bernard Pacyniak
Candymail / P Magee Enterprises
Pat Magee
Sabine Nafziger
Secretary General
Capol LLC
Katherine A. Clark
Vice President of Sales
Chuck Heller
Matthias Seemann
CEO & President
Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate
Bryan Wurscher
President, North America
John P. Zima
Director of Retail Confectionery
Carlin O'Brien Batson
Josh Alderson
Vice President Convenience/Confection
Mark Antonucci
Managing Partner
Carlin O'Brien MN - Eden Prairie MN
Tom Braun
Managing Partner
Carlin O'Brien, Inc.
Hugh Brad Carlin
Mary Beth Geraci
Managing Partner
Al Vergilio
Andrew Young
Casaluker S.A.
Manuel De La Peña
International Sales Director
Casey'S General Stores
Cindy Maly
CM-Snacks & Candy
David Hibbs
Director of Business Development
Steve Gollob
Vice President
Chris Candies, Inc.
Tim Rogers
Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc.
Kelly P. Austin
Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Brian Austin
Co-Sales NorCal
Tony Tuoto
Business Development Manager
Comercializadora Kram SA De CV
Andrés Sevilla Kram
Compass Marketing, Incorporated
Ian O'Donnell
Sr. Vice President Strategic Partnerships
Confectionery Manufacturers Association of Canada
Leslie Ewing
Executive Director
ConfectioneryNews.com (William Reed Business Media)
Oliver Nieburg
Consolidated Sales Network
David Tucci
Executive Director
Consumer Packaging Group, Inc.
Arne Sandberg
Sales Exec/Packaging Guru
Jill Sandberg
Consumer Products Innovation
Sherry L. Schultz
Continental Concession Supplies Inc.
Adam Gottlieb
EVP Sales And Procurement
Convenience Store Decisions
Erin Rigik
Senior Editor
Convenience Store News
Angela L. Hanson
Field Editor
Thomas J. Douglass
Director of Marketing MU Food
Core-Mark International, Inc.
Carla Boyington
Director of Category Management
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Kristie Stein
Food Buyer - Candy & Grocery
Creative Werks, LLC
Colleen Coyle
Sr. Manager of Marketing & CSR
Jurgen Peters
Executive Vice President
Steve Schroeder
Crosio & Associates
Russell Crosio
Kennith Fries
Vice President Convenience
Jeff Neihart
VP, Managing Director, Client Services
CSP Business Media
Jim Bursch
SVP Group Publisher & Editorial Director
Delhaize America Shared Services Group, LLC
Tim Jacques
VP Center Store Merchandising
David Ray
Director, Category Planning & Insights
DeMet's Candy Company
Jonathan Ryckman
Senior Vice President Sales
N.K. Tripathy
President & CEO
Devine Sweets and Snacks, LLC
Rhonda Sigmon
Managing Director/CEO
Doumak, Inc.
Mark G. Schuessler
President & COO
Mark S. Clark
Buyer - Gen. Mds., Food, Pets
Duane Reade
Jerry Lacasale
CM - Consumables
Leslie Liss
Vice President Commercial Solutions
Dylan's Candy Bar
Tushar Adya
President & COO
E.A. Berg Associates
Russell S. Berg
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Berg
David L. Berg
Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Dever
Director of Sales
Daniel Gray
Regional Vice President
Michael Mosto
General Manager
East Coast Warehouse & Distribution
Daniel K. Horgan
Chief Operating Officer
Eby-Brown Company LLC
Tom Cinnamon
VP Merchandising - Candy & Snack
John A. Scardina
SVP Merchandising
Eisman Gleit Four Star
Brett Eisman
Meryl Eisman
Elmer Chocolate
Robert A. Nelson
President & CEO
Michael Sitarz
VP Sales and Marketing
Enstrom Candies, Inc.
Mary S. Groves
Brad Hector
Regional Account Manager
Robert D. Jackson
National Sales Director
Doug Simons
Jamee Simons
VP of Marketing
Douglas Simons, Jr.
James Simons
Candy Maker/ Assistant Sales Manager
Patrick Zachary
Director of Manufacturing
John David Anastasi
Business Manager
Tony Lubrano
Executive Vice President
Esther Price Candies Corp.
Douglas Dressman
Vice President (RCI Immediate Past President)
Barbara Dressman
F&M Merchant Group LLC
George Fiscus
Managing Partner
Tamara Fiscus
Barry H. Sokol
Managing Partner/Director of Sales
Beth Sokol
Fair Trade USA
Sri Artham
Director of Consumer Packaged Goods
Nora Pittenger
Senior Manager - Consumer Packaged Goods
Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
Kevin Coen
Edward J. Seibolt
Vice President, Sales - Private Label
David Taiclet
President, Gourmet Food Group
Ferrara Candy Company
Hans J. Becher
Vice President of Sales, Seasonal
Thomas Duncan
Regional Broker Manager
Jill Gierach
Director of Sales
Michael F. Gilmore
VP Business Development
Anna Gilmore
Matt Hanna
Walmart Global Team
Chris Hoyle
National Accounts Manager
Melanie Jones
Category Insights Manager for Walmart & Sam's Club
Melinda Lewis
VP of Gummies & Fruit Snacks
Ronnie Loveless, II
Vice President of Sales - Walmart & Sam's Club
James Mattikow
Chief Commercial Officer
April Mattikow
Mark Meyer
VP Customer Marketing
Kim Meyer
Pete Mueller
Director of Retail Sales
Kathy Mueller
Kelly O'Connor
Regional Broker Manager
Louis V. Pagano, II
Director of Sales - Special Markets
Thomas A. Pagano
Vice President Bulk Sales
Tom Polke
Cindy Polke
David E. Showman
National Account Manager
Todd Siwak
Dawn Sykora
Marketing Director
Debra Weg
National Account Manager
Ferrero USA, Inc.
Martino Caretto
Director of Institutional Affairs Americas and Australia
Bernard F. Kreilmann
Chief Executive Officer
Jeanne Murphy
Institutional Affairs Director, North America
Marc Nissinger
Director of Customer Marketing
Trey Roden
Director of Small Outlets
Camille Saieva, Metro NY
National Sales Manager
Salvatore Saieva
Terrence West
Channel Leader- Convenience
First Source, LLC
Keith W. McDaniel
Jan McDaniel
Anthony Rufrano
National Sales Manager
First Source, LLC
Carol Ghelarducci
Sales & Marketing Director
FONA International, Inc.
Minerva Calatayud
Business Unit Director
Food & Nutrient Impact, LLC
David A. Stuart
Principal Executive
Food Marketing Institute
Leslie Sarasin
President and CEO
Food Processing Suppliers Association
David Seckman
President & CEO
Frankford Candy LLC
Kurt Dungan
Vice President of Marketing
Molly Jacobson
Business Development Manager
John Selarnick
Sales Manager
Stuart Selarnick
Fuji Vegetable Oil, Inc.
James Clifford
Director of Sales
G & J Marketing and Sales
John Meler
Vice President of Retail Sales
Tristan Ariens
Trade Show Manager
Jeremy Arthurs
Sales Manager
Emily Edmondson
Director, Sales
Anne Hogan
Richard Ross
Charley Wayman
Sales Manager
Jim Wilhelm
National Account Manager
Galloway Company
Tim Galloway
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Siv Lindgren
GEA Food Solutions
Andy Match
Product Sales Manager
GEA Food Solutions Weert BV
Zach E. Bearson
Product Manager
Cornelis Le Loux
Sales Manager, Aquarius Lollipop Equipment
George J. Howe Co.
Richard Beech
Dan Phillips
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Rob Budowski
VP of Sales
Rebecca Dickerson
Team Leader - Walmart
Steve Genzoli
Vice President Research & Development & QA
Patrick High
Sales Director National Accounts
John Sullivan
Category Manager
Martin Thompson
President & CEO
Peter Wynkoop
Team Leader - Grocery West
Giant Eagle
Pamela DeGore
Planner - Candy
Bill Meehan
Category Manager - Candy
Gimbal's Fine Candies
Ron Craft
VP of Sales
Lance N. Gimbal
President & CEO
Scott Kelly
Key Account Executive
Ron Lehman
Key Account Executive
Global Associates
Sharon D. Duncan
Managing Director - Consultant
Gil Duncan
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
Greg Woodhouse
Customer VP Sales, NA - FDM
Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.
Meghan Brody
Brand Manager
Chelsea Calabrese
Digital Marketing Associate
Mitchell T. Goetze
President & COO
Nell Goetze
John A. Leipold, Jr.
Director Sales & Marketing
Golick Martins, Inc.
Liz Connolly
Account Executive
Raul Francisco
Vice President
Joseph R. Lanzilli
Executive Vice President
Joan Lanzilli
Manny Martins
Michele Martins
Goo Goo Cluster LLC
Lance Paine
Executive Vice President
Beth Sachan
Director of Marketing
Grocery Supply Company
Lisa McCaig
Category Manager - Snacks/Confections
Grow Fast Solutions
Richard D. Condie
Principal Consultant
Guittard Chocolate Company
Gary W. Guittard
H.E. Butt Grocery Company (H-E-B)
Teresa Moore
Buyer - Candy
Mike Schaeffer
GMM - Candy/Seasonal
Dave Schulze
Sr. Buyer - Candy
Hanson Faso Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Robert Edelheit
Senior Director
Janis Edelheit
Haribo of America, Inc.
Roger Deshaies
Director of Broker Sales
Janet Deshaies
Jerry DiTucci
Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Salvatore Ferrara, II
Andrea Ferrara
Rick LaBerge
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Marks
Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Paul D. Minger
Vice President Business Development
Georgie Salaman
Marketing Manager
Timothy Witt
Key Account Manager
Harold Levinson Associates, Inc.
Dennis Williams
Director of Purchasing
Harold W. Young, Inc.
Betsy Ann Harris
Andrew R. Young
Healthy Food Brands, LLC
Russ Asaro
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Abe Brach
Robert Kowitt
Director of Sales
Hilliard's Chocolate System
Jim Bourne
Hoffmann - Vogler
Audra Vogler
Chief Executive Officer
Holiday Companies
Larry Hill
Category Sales Manager-Candy & Snacks
Horsager Leadership, Inc.
David Horsager
Business Strategist & Author
Hosokawa Bepex
Michael Scouten
Regional Sales Engineer
Hospitality Mints, LLC
Michael Holzworth
President & CEO
HWY/Grant Sales
Jeffrey Grant
Account Manager
Tim Erceg
Purchasing Spec. - Candy & PL HBC
Impact Confections, Inc.
Bean Kingsbury
Vice President of Sales
Jeffery A. Rome
President & CEO
Industry Retirees
Domenic M. Antonellis
Joan Antonellis
Richard Billman
Judy Billman
James E. Conlan
Past NCA Chairman
James A. Hanlon
Past NCA Chairman
John Timson
Past NCA Chairman
Jenny Timson
Edmund J. Wilson
Ingredion Incorporated
William A. Raleigh
Ricardo Rodriguez
Marketing Manager Confections
Stephen E. Volker
Director, Regional Sales East
Dan Sadler
Tim Lopes
Senior Buyer
Allison Rubin
Global Brand Director
Jeffrey Rubin
Founder & CEO
J & T Management Company
Jack Kofdarali
President (NACS Board Member)
J Carroll & Associates
Gary Fleishman
Executive Vice President
Diane Fleishman
Jack Link's Beef Jerky
Mike Sprinkle
Vice President Small Format
Jel Sert Company
Chuck Ballard
Vice President of National Accounts
Lisa Ballard
Joe Bouma
Vice President of Walmart/Sam's Team
Alex Chimens
Vice President of Grocery
Robert J. Clements
Vice President of Sales
Kelly Wootton
Susie Frausto
Vice President of Marketing
Larry Lamarre
Vice President of National Accounts
Debbie Lamarre
Mike Novak
Vice President Sales Planning & Support
Gary L. Parker
Vice President of National Accounts
Jelly Belly Candy Company
Michael L. Bianco
Tomi Holt
Director of Communications
Andrew Joffer
Vice President of Sales
Rebecca Joffer
William H. Kelley
Vice Chairman
Al Larson
Vice-President, Finance
John Pola
Vice President, Specialty Sales
Connie Pola
Ryan Schader
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Robert M. Simpson, Jr.
Carolie Simpson
Dennis Spiller
Vice President, National Sales
Rob Swaigen
Vice President of Global Marketing
Jer's Chocolates
Jerry Swain
JLA Bakery Solutions
Jim Lines
Traci Prigoff
Director of Marketing
Lauren Schnieders
Marketing Project Manager
Peter Martin
Account Manager
Chip O'Hare
John Saidnawey
President & COO
Kevin Shea
Executive Vice President
Just Born, Inc.
Dave Bayha
Channel Team Manager-Grocery
Ross J. Born
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence Fineburg
Vice President Sales
Matthew J. Pye
Vice President, Trade Relations and Corporate Affairs
Susan Romei
Channel Team Manager
David N. Shaffer
Kimberly Stiele
Channel Team Lead New Business Development
Kristopher M. Widener
Channel Team Manager - Mass & Club
David L. Yale
President and Chief Operating Officer
Kahler-Senders Group, Inc.
Walt Freed
Terry Freed
KeHE Distributors, LLC
Kim A. Kristofer
Sr. Cat. Dir. - Baking, Sweetener, Candy, Cookies and GM
Kelley Drye and Warren
Louise Hilsen
Senior Government Relations and Public Policy Advisor
Donald Foley
Kencraft Candy
Greg McCormack
Dina McCormack
Kimmie Candy Company
John J Dutra
General Manager
Kruger North America, Inc.
Margaret Roeder
Director of Sales
Anton J. Straughan
Vice President
Kum & Go
Stephanie Poitry
CM-Candy Salty Snacks
L.H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
Brian R. Sisitzky
Landers Group, LLC
Rich Landers
Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.
James Dill
Senior Director Customer Development and Sales Operations
Nicholas Eleniak
Director of Regional Customer Sales and Merchandising
Leslie Lentz
Walmart Team Lead
Linda Lieberman
Director of Sales Category Management Customer Marketing and BI
Thomas Linemayr
President & CEO
Daniel Studer
Vice President Sales
Raymond Tice
Chief Financial Officer
Jason Tripicchio
Director of Sales
Maghreb Industries North America Inc.
Hans Erik Nielsen
International Sales Director
Management Science Associates, Inc.
Suzanne Silliman
Managing Director
Mane, Inc.
Marlene Smothers
Sr. Applications Manager
Reese Smothers
Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
Susan L. Coleman
Director of Sales, Food & Pharmaceutical
Mars Chocolate North America
Marielos N. Brown
Account Manager-Seasonal-Dollar General/Family Dollar
Susan Gwinnett-Smith
National Retail Sales Director
Dorothy Lagg
Scientific & Regulatory Affairs R & D
Larry Lupo
Vice President of Sales
Brad Miller
Sales Director - Sam's Club
Tim Quinn
Vice President Trade Development
Shirley Ulrich
Sr. Sales Director
Ampy Vasquez
Senior Manager of Brand PR
Mars, Incorporated
Brad G. Figel
VP Corporate Affairs & Public Policy
Brad Call
VP Marketing
MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner
Michael Allured
Mark Grall
Director of Trade Relations
McLane Company
Lance Smith
Senior Host Account Manager
Meijer, Inc.
AJ Jesswani
Grocery Buyer
Monica Nevenzel
Merchandise Planner
Melville Candy Company
Joseph Melville
CEO / Owner
Molded Fiber Glass Tray Co.
Thomas G. Woods
Product Manager
Mondelez International, Inc.
Chuck Allen
Manager, Natural Channel
Laura Asbell
Regional VP, Convenience
Tiffany Carreker
Team Lead
Natalie Hagstrom
Customer VP Convenience Store
Jay Joyce
VP, Drug & Value
Cortnie E. Kitzmiller
Customer Business Lead
Jill McCarthy
Customer Vice President
Michael Tysiak
National Director of Specialty
Tara Vandeweghe
NA Strategy & Channels Director - Confectionery
Stephanie R. Wilkes
President Global Gum and Candy
Morley Candy Makers / Sanders Candy
Michael Koch
Vice President of Manufacturing
Ann Marie Koch
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
Dan Mueller
Vice President
Barb Mueller
Dan Rasinski
Sales Representative
Tobias Hien
Area Sales Manager
Wilhelm Kraemer
Multipond America
Frederick W. Horn
VP Sales & Marketing
Murnane Companies
Patrick J. Murnane
Executive Vice President
Mary Ellen Murnane
Murphy USA
Felix Oliu
Director of Category Management
My Favorite Company, Inc.
Deborah K. Grenon
Director of National Sales
Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc.
Barry Rosenbaum
NCA Publications Team
Steve Forster
Executive Editor
Steve Hallo
Assistant Editor, Candy & Snack TODAY
Jimi Sweet
Website Manager
Teresa Tarantino
Editor In Chief
Nestle USA
Caryn Olson
Divisional VP, Confections Category & Shopper Development
New England Confectionery Company, Inc.
Jeffrey S. Green
Vice President R & D & Quality
Alan Gulachenski
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alyssa M. Hills
Director of Marketing
Nutrigaard LLC
Cornelis J. Boon
Original Gourmet Food Co.
Al Mosto
VP of Operations
Toni Worobel
Director of Marketing
Packaging Corporation of America
Tom Hastings
Director, Graphic Packaging & Display
Tony Muniz
National Accounts Graphics Manager
Patterson Company, Inc.
Michael C. Patterson
Vice President
James R. Patterson, Jr.
Pearson Candy Company
Henk Hartong
Chairman of the Board
Perfetti Sales & Mkt., Inc.
Joe Perfetti
Vice President
Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc.
Ralph Chauvin
Vice President Sales
Rick Tyrrell
Vice President of Sales
Mehmet Yuksek
President & CEO
Performance Sales & Marketing
Rod Rodriguez
Pez Candy, Inc.
Christian Jegen
President and CEO
Pharmasave Drugs, Ltd.
Tanya Hasey
National Category Manager - Confection & Snacking
Pilot Corp.
John Lutz
CM - Candy and Snacks
Pine State Trading
Keith Canning
Managing Partner
Chuck Yuska
President & CEO
Linda Yuska
Prime Advantage Corporation
Alison Jackson
Manager, Member Recruiting
Mike McDonald
Vice President, Business Development
Printpack, Inc.
Lee V. Hartman
Director, Sales
Susan Hartman
Progressive Grocer
Joan Driggs
Editorial Director
Project 7
Tyler Merrick
Founder & Social Capitalist
PROMARK - Food Industry Marketing
Colin McIntosh
Vice President
Graham McIntosh
Vice President
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
Lisa Eustic
Associate Marketing Director
James M. Finelli
Vice President Of Sales
David Fleischer
Vice President, Trade Relations
Linda Fleischer
Michael Monaco
Vice President of National Accounts
Kurt Rosenberg
Michael G. Rosenberg
President & CEO
Joshua D. Shapiro
SVP Marketing
Joseph Vittoria
Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer
Keith R. Von Zup
Senior Vice President of Sales
Quality Candy Company LLC/King Leo Confections
Jeff Goodman
Vice President of Retail Sales & Marketing
Catherine Goodman
Pierre Redmond
Denise Kowal
R.M. Palmer Company
Richard M. Palmer, Jr.
Jean Palmer
Mark Schlott
Executive VP of Operations/COO
Stephen Terroni
Executive Vice President - Sales
Judy Terroni
Charles F. Whipple, Jr.
National Grocery Development Manager
RaceTrac Petroleum
Hilary Freedman
Buyer - Snacks & Candy
John Spicknall
Dir. Packaged Goods & Services
Ragolds USA, Inc.
Alastair Northway
SVP Sales
Rainer Schindler
Oliver Schindler
RetailNet Group LLC
Dan O'Connor
President & CEO
ReTrans Precision Logistics, Inc.
Greg Cava
Vice President, Sales
Will Geary
Director of Business Analytics
Jim Waggoner
Chief Operating Officer
Russell Stover Candies, Inc.
Daniel Trott
Chief Operations Officer
Rutter's Holdings, Inc.
Scott Hartman
President & CEO
RW3, Inc.
Tom Garry
VP Sales
Vicki Garry
S & E Sales Associates, Inc.
W. Todd Hazlett
S & M Enterprises
Sam Singh
Saatchi & Saatchi X
Dina Howell
Worldwide CEO
Betsy Reithemeyer
Vice President Communications
Safeway, Inc.
Linda Nordgren
VP/GM - Homecare, GM
Michael Smith
Director - Candy, Gum & Mints
Sahagian & Associates, Inc.
Linda G. Sahagian
President & CEO
Douglas Stewart
Sam's Club
Shawn Baldwin
SVP - Food & Beverage
Jamal Parker
Senior Buyer - Candy & Snacks
Ronnie Robinson
VP/DMM - Business Reseller - Candy, Tobacco and Wholesale Trading
Sconza Candy Co.
Janet Angers
Executive Vice President
Ronald Sconza
President & CEO
SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc.
Darren Lathan
Vice President of Sales
Dewey Little
Director, Convenience Store Channel
Shankman & Associates, Inc.
Dave Clephane
Executive Vice President
Debra R. Harris
Director of Marketing & Analytics
Kevin Keefe
Director of Business Development
Phil Shankman
Mary Stehle
Client Development Manager
Steve Wheeler
Business Manager
Shop 'N Save (Supervalu)
Mike Overschmidt
CM - Salty Snacks
Shopko Stores
Abby Van Thull
Smarties Candy Co.
Eric H. Ostrow
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Emily Kahanak
SMP In-Store Marketing Solutions
John Lafleur
National Account Executive
Mike Sybilrud
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Sollich North America LLC
John G. Holland
Managing Partner
Spangler Candy Company
Stephan A. Kerr
VP - Operations
Susan Kerr
James B. Knight
VP ECommerce & Information Technology
Bill G. Martin
President & CFO
Niki Mosier
Director - Human Capital
Kirkland B. Vashaw
Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Vashaw
Lynn Wieland
Director - Contract Relationships & Product Compliance
Theresa Wieland
Stagnito Media
Michael Hatherill
Group Publisher
Storck USA, L.P.
Dale Acton
Director of Sales
Ralf Hilpuesch
President & CEO
Mark Loaney
National Sales Manager - Mass
Elizabeth S. Robarge
Director of Strategic Accounts
Stribbons, Inc.
Michael T. Flynn
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Sultana Distribution Services Inc.
Nicholas Gold
VP of Sales
Brian Gold
Jaclyn Gold
Director of Marketing
SummitHill Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Jerry C. Hunt
Cole McCrea
Sr Vice President
Chris E. Zuleski
Supervalu, Inc. (West)
Leah Westendorf
Cat. Merchandiser - Candy
Sweet Candy Company
Greg Cater
VP Business Development
Richard Kay
SweetWorks, Inc.
Kathy Bassininski
Director of Marketing
Paul DeDominicis
Director of Sales
John Fortino
Philip J. Terranova
Synergy Flavors, Inc.
Amy Loomis
Business Development Manager- Food
Roderick W. Sowders
President & CEO
Wendy Sowders
Tanis Confectionery
Leo Tanis
Gerry Tanis
Tap Packaging
Chuck Castle
Asst. Vice President
Matt Becker
Buyer - Everyday Candy
Kelly Breuer
Buyer - The One Spot
Ginny Lee
Buyer - Valentine's & Halloween
Lindsay J. Lundgren
Buyer - The One Spot
Jennifer Lundquist
Owned Brands Buyer - Candy, DBT & Pharmacy
Target Stores
Dion Evans
Sr. Buyer - Candy
Amy Stassen
Buyer - Seasonal Candy
Thayer Distribution
Nicholas A. DiRenzo
Director of Sales & Marketing
Diego Gallicchio
The Birth of Chocolate Project
Daniel Lorenzetti
Linda Rice Lorenzetti
Editorial Director
The Blommer Chocolate Company
Peter W. Blommer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Ellen Blommer
Tori Blommer-O'Malley
Chief Customer Officer
Tom O'Malley
Rose Potts
Corporate Manager Sensory & Product Guidance
The Chapman Group (TCG)
Dennis J. Chapman, Sr.
President and CEO
The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.
Peter W. De Yager
CEO, President & Owner
Bill A. Lange
VP of Marketing
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Store
Beverly Zarlengo
Category Manager - Candy
The Hershey Company
Humberto Alfonso
President, International
Joe Beck
Senior Director - US Convenience
Scott Bennett
Director C-Store Area Sales
John P. Bilbrey
President & CEO and Chairman of the Board
Scott Cole
VP/GM US Customers
Bob Goodpaster
VP Global Knowledge & Insights
Ron Graf
Vice President, Government Relations
Jeffrey Harsh
VP/GM Food Channel, US Customers
Patricia Hetrick
Manager, Customer & Industry Affairs
Amanda Jones
Sr Dir Strategic Food Customers
Thomas J. Joyce
Vice President, Global Customer & Industry Affairs
Jeff Lilla
VP Strategic Customers
Matt Lindsay
VP/GM Walmart Global Group, North America
Max Rangel
SVP Chocolate SBU
Kristen Riggs
Hershey Sales
Steven Schiller
President, China and Asia
Mike Wege
Senior Vice President, Chief Administration Officer
The Jim Stengel Company
Jim Stengel
President & CEO
The Lovely Candy Company
Frank Klisanich
Senior VP, Sales
Mike Nakamura
The NPD Group, Inc.
Sue Fennelly
Business Development, Food & Beverage
April Moffa
The Paradies Shops
Nicole Meyer
Dir. Convenience & Publications
The Performance Group/ISM
Steve Martinez
The Silver Crane Company Ltd
Julian Goodman
Director - USA, Canada & South America
Anne Goodman
The South Bend Chocolate Co.
Mark Tarner
Julie Tarner
The Topps Company
Bev Wilson
Assistant General Counsel
The Wall Street Journal
Alexandra Wexler
Commodities Reporter
The Warrell Corporation
Kevin Silva
Mary Silva
Richard Warrell
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing
The Wharton School
Jonah Berger
Author, Contagious: Why Things Catch On & Associate Professor of Marketing
Barbara Kahn, PhD
Professor of Marketing & Director, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center
Thomas Diaz, Inc.
Francisco T. Diaz
Thompson Brands, LLC
Eugene M. Dunkin, Jr.
Lucille Dunkin
Thorntons Inc.
Tim Young
Sr Brand Manager - Candy and Snacks
Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa
John Alexander
Tifoma AG
Andy Maetzler
Tomric Systems, Inc.
Thomas Elsinghorst
Tops Markets, LLC
Kenneth Hausmann
CM - Cookie, Cracker, Bulk Food, Coffee, Commercial Bakery, Condiments, Juice, P
Toys R Us
Chris Ebanks
Buyer - Candy, Snacks
TravelCenters of America
Tom Newbould
VP Retail Mktg.
TravelCenters of America LLC
Susan Moravick
Category Manager - Grocery
Trend Sales Inc.
Chuck Brown
VP of Sales
Joseph P. Donnelly, III
Stephanie Hardister
Vice President of Key Accounts
Melissa Roberts
Key Account Director
Jeremy Gutsche
Founder & CEO
Tropical Nut and Fruit
Alicia R. LeHota
Kelly Froehle
Unified Grocers
Ray Burtner
General Manager
Elaine A. Shaffer
Sr. Category Manager - Confections
Union Confectionery Machinery Co.
James D. Greenberg
United States Marine Corps Exchange
Bob McLaughlin
DMM Consumables & Cosmetics
Greg Brown
President, UPS Retail Sector
URM Stores, Inc.
Bob Swanson
Center Store & Perishables Retail Sales Manager
Mary Villa
Buyer - GM/HBC/Candy
Value Quest Foods, LLC
Erin Olivier
Project Director
Varick Enterprises, Inc.
Frederick J. Hintlian
Vidal Candies USA, INC.
Mitchell J. Bernstein
National Sales Director
Francisco Hernandez Vidal
President & CEO
Julie Guarascio
National Account Manager
Patrick Hagerty
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Dallas Counts
Sr. Buyer - Impulse
Joe Grady
Vice President
Andrew Jacobson
Buyer - Fruit Snacks, Healthy Snacks, Mixers
Michael McFadden, Jr.
Director of Planning, Candy & Impulse
Robert L. Price
Planning Director - Candy & Impulse
Melody Rich
Sr. Buyer - Seasonal Candy
Walgreen Co.
Chandra Holt
DMM - Grocery
Wawa, Inc.
Marianne Puggi
Marketing Manger
Wine Warehouse
Jim Myerson
Winkler & Dünnebier Süßwarenmaschinen GmbH
Andre Weins
Area Sales Manager
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
Thomas Dieffenbach
VP, Global Walmart/Sam's
Sarah Dunn
Meeting & Event Manager, Customer Marketing
Nicole Juntunen
Sr CMM - Convenience
Mark Larrabee
Vice President - Customer Sales & Operations
Kurt Laufer
Vice President US Sales
Wolfgang Candy Company
Mark Bruno
VP Sales
Benjamin McGlaughlin
Chief Executive Officer
World Confections, Inc.
Drew Cohen
Vice President
World's Finest Chocolate, Inc.
Larry Vander Meulen
Director Of Sales
Yolo Candy
Brent A. Greer
Chief Sales Officer
Katie Greer
YummyEarth Inc.
Lou Alaimo
VP Sales
Zitner Candy Corp.
Evan Prochniak
Jaime Prochniak