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


Registration List
Matt Kirk Dean L. Spangler
Chairman of the Board Ann Spangler
Aagard
Rosann Bagin
Midwest Regional Manager
Rich Bagin
 
 
AAK USA, Inc.
Elyse Lovett
Marketing Manager
Megan Rose
National Account Manager
Dennis A. Tagarelli
Senior Director, Sales
 
 
Ackley Machine Corporation
Thomas S. Lambe
Sales
 
 
ACMAVolpak
Ken Davison
Sales Manager
 
 
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Michael A. Farley
V.P. of Client Development Confection/Convenience
 
 
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
Mark Metivier
Director of Sales
John P. Zima
Director of Retail Confectionery
 
 
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
CEO
Jennifer Martin
Director of Sales
 
American Packaging Corporation
Tracie Cree
Account Representative
Bill Moses
Director of Sales
 
Annabelle Candy Company, Inc.
Susan Karl
President/CEO
Craig Locke
Director of Sales & Marketing
 
APEX Display Group
David McBride
CEO
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 - Candy, Snacks, and Beverages
 
 
Atkinson Candy Company
Eric E. Atkinson
President
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
Vice President
Rayelynn Speer
Vice President
 
Au'some Candies
Keane Tsu
COO
 
 
Aunt Sally's Praline Shops, Inc.
Larry Statton
CEO
 
 
Awake Chocolate
Adam Deremo
Founder & Managing Partner
Steve Ehrman
US Director of Sales
Dan Tzotzis
Founder & Managing Partner
 
 
Bacci Chocolate Design
Carlo Bacci
Owner
Erin Calvo-Bacci
 
 
Bainbridge Associates, L.L.C.
Bryan Bainbridge
Sales Engineer
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
Marketing Manager, North America Food Manufacturing Division
Dave Mitchell
VP of Sales, Regional & National Accounts
 
Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company
Alan Grupp
GM Canada/Director Of Customer Marketing
Tony Jacobs
VP Global General Manager, Bazooka Candy Brands
Christopher Lomino
VP of Sales
 
 
BeaconUnited Cincinnati
John Rutherford
President
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
Cody Heinz
Flavor Sales Representative
Kelli Heinz
Director Marketing & Industry Affairs
James H. Heinz
President & CEO
Cyndi Heinz
Paul D. Olson
VP Flavor Sales
Nadine Senese
 
 
Bemis
Jeffrey L. Hopp
General Manager
 
 
BENEO, Inc.
Kyle Krause
National Account 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
 
 
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
Account Executive
Robert Taylor, Jr.
President
Michael Wein
Business Development Manager
 
Candy Industry Magazine
Kristine Collins
Publisher
Bernard Pacyniak
Editor-in-Chief
 
CaoBisco
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
 
 
Carlin O'Brien Batson
Josh Alderson
Vice President
 
 
Carlin O'Brien, Inc.
Mark Antonucci
Managing Partner
Tom Braun
Managing Partner
Hugh Brad Carlin
CEO
Mary Beth Geraci
Managing Partner
Shaun O'Brien
Vice President of Client Services
Al Vergilio
President
Andrew Young
President/CEO
 
 
Casaluker S.A.
Manuel De La Peña
International Sales Director
 
 
Casey's General Stores
Cindy C. Maly
Sr. CM - Snacks & Candy
 
 
Chefmaster
David Hibbs
Director of Business Development
 
 
Chocolove
Steve Gollob
Vice President
 
 
Chris Candies, Inc.
Tim Rogers
President
 
 
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
CEO
 
 
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
MR - Reporter
 
 
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
President
 
 
Continental Concession Supplies Inc.
Adam Gottlieb
EVP Sales And Procurement
 
 
Convenience Store Decisions
Erin Rigik
Associate Editor
 
 
Corbion
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
Manager of Marketing & Market Research
Jürgen Peters
Vice President
Steve Schroeder
President
 
 
Crosio & Associates
Russell Crosio
President
 
 
CROSSMARK
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."Trip" Tripathy
President & CEO
 
Devine Sweets and Snacks, LLC
Rhonda Sigmon
Managing Director
 
 
Doumak, Inc.
Mark G. Schuessler
President & COO
 
 
Drugstore.com
Mark S. Clark
Buyer - Gen. Mds., Food, Pets
 
 
Duane Reade
Jerry Lacasale
CM - Consumables
 
 
DunnhumbyUSA
Leslie Liss
Vice President Commercial Solutions
 
 
Dylan's Candy Bar
Tushar Adya
President & COO
Kristin Anderson
VP Merchandising
 
E.A. Berg Associates
Russell S. Berg
Chief Operating Officer
David L. Berg
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Berg
President
Pat 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
Treasurer
Meryl Eisman
 
 
Elmer Chocolate
Robert A. Nelson
President & CEO
Michael Sitarz
VP Sales and Marketing
 
Enstrom Candies, Inc.
Mary S. Groves
CFO
Brad Hector
Regional Account Manager
Robert D. Jackson
National Sales Director
Doug Simons
President
Jamee Simons
VP of Marketing
Douglas Simons, Jr.
Assistant Production Manager
James Simons
Candy Maker/ Assistant Sales Manager
Patrick Zachary
Director of Manufacturing
 
ESM/Ferolie
John David Anastasi
Business Manager
Roger Deshaies
Business Development Manager
Janet Deshaies
Tony Lubrano
Executive Vice President of Confections
 
 
Esther Price Candies Corp.
Douglas Dressman
Vice President (RCI 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
President
Edward J. Seibolt
Vice President Sales & Business Development
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
Manager - Special Markets
Thomas A. Pagano
Vice President Bulk Sales
Tom Polke
President
Cindy Polke
David E. Showman
National Account Manager
Todd Siwak
CEO
Dawn Sykora
Marketing Director
Debra Weg
National Account Manager
 
Ferrero USA, Inc.
Martino Caretto
Director of Institutional Affairs Americas
Bernard F. Kreilmann
Chief Executive Officer
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
Salvatore Saieva
Terrence West
Channel Leader- Convenience
 
 
First Source, LLC
Keith W. McDaniel
CEO
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
CEO
 
Fuji Vegetable Oil, Inc.
James Clifford
Director of Sales
 
 
G & J Marketing and Sales
John Meler
Vice President of Retail Sales
 
 
Galerie
Tristan Ariens
Trade Show Manager
Jeremy Arthurs
Sales Manager
Emily Edmondson
Director, Sales
Anne Hogan
Sales
Richard Ross
President
Charley Wayman
Product Development Manager
Jim Wilhelm
National Account Manager
 
 
Galloway Company
Tim Galloway
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Siv Lindgren
 
 
GEA CFS Weert BV
Zach E. Bearson
Product Manager
Cornelis Le Loux
Sales Manager, Aquarius Lollipop Equipment
 
GEA Food Solutions
Andy Match
Product Sales Manager
 
 
George J. Howe Co.
Richard Beech
CEO
Dan Phillips
President/COO
 
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
Buyer - Candy (Market District)
Bill Meehan
Category Manager - Candy
 
Gimbal's Fine Candies
Ron Craft
National Sales Manager
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.
Rick Tyrrell
VP Wholesale North America
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 Manager
Raul Francisco
Director Alternate Channels
Joseph R. Lanzilli
Executive Vice President
Joan Lanzilli
Manny Martins
President
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
 
 
Guittard Chocolate Company
Gary W. Guittard
President/Chairman
 
 
Hanson Faso Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Robert Edelheit
Executive Vice President
Janis Edelheit
 
 
Haribo of America, Inc.
Jerry DiTucci
Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Alana Ferrara
Conventions and Meetings Manager
Salvatore Ferrara, II
CEO
Andrea Ferrara
Christian Jegen
President
Kevin Marks
Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Paul 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
Co-President
Andrew R. Young
Co-President
 
Harold W. Young, Inc./NY
Jeffrey Grant
Account Manager
 
 
Healthy Food Brands, LLC
Russ Asaro
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Abe Brach
President
Robert Kowitt
Director of Sales
 
 
HEB
Teresa Moore
Buyer - Candy
Mike Schaeffer
GMM - Candy/Seasonal
Dave Schulze
Sr. Buyer - Candy
 
 
Hilliard's Chocolate System
Jim Bourne
President
 
 
Hoffmann - Vogler
Audra Vogler
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
Holiday Companies
Larry Hill
Category Sales Manager - Candy and Snacks
 
 
Horsager Leadership, Inc.
David Horsager
Business Strategist & Author
 
 
Hosokawa Bepex
Michael Scouten
Regional Sales Engineer
 
 
Hospitality Mints, LLC
Michael Holzworth
President & CEO
 
 
Hy-Vee
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
Consultant
 
 
Ingredion Incorporated
William A. Raleigh
Director, Market Development
Ricardo Rodriguez
Marketing Manager Confections
Stephen E. Volker
Director, Regional Sales East
 
 
IRI
Dan Sadler
Consultant
 
 
IT'SUGAR
Tim Lopes
Senior Buyer
Jeffrey Rubin
Founder & CEO
Allison Rubin
Global Brand Director
 
 
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
Retired
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
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
 
Jer's Chocolates
Jerry Swain
Founder/CEO
 
 
JLA Bakery Solutions
Jim Lines
President
Traci Prigoff
Director of Marketing
Lauren Schnieders
Marketing Project Manager
 
 
JOH
Peter Martin
Account Manager
Chip O'Hare
CEO
John Saidnawey
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
Co-CEO
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
President
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
President
Dina McCormack
 
 
Kimmie Candy Company
John J Dutra
VP of Operations
 
 
Kruger North America, Inc.
Margaret Roeder
Director of Sales
Anton J. Straughan
Vice President
 
Kum & Go
Stephanie Poitry
CM - Candy, Salty Snacks, Grocery, Dairy, Packaged Sandwiches
 
 
L.H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
Brian R. Sisitzky
President
 
 
Landers Group, LLC
Rich Landers
President
 
 
Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.
James Dill
Director of Mass/Club Channel Sales
Nicholas Eleniak
Director of Regional Customer Sales and Merchandising
Leslie Lentz
Walmart Team Lead
Linda Lieberman
Director Category Management
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
 
 
Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
Susan L. Coleman
Director of Sales, Food & Pharmaceutical
 
 
Mars Chocolate North America
Susan Gwinnett-Smith
National Retail Sales Director
Rick LaBerge
Vice President of Sales
Dorothy Lagg
Scientific & Regulatory Affairs R & D
Larry Lupo
VP 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
 
 
Maverik
Brad Call
VP Marketing
 
 
MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner
Michael Allured
Publisher
Mark Grall
Director of Trade Relations
 
McLane Company
Lance Smith
Senior Host Account Manager
 
 
Meijer, Inc.
AJ Jesswani
Buyer/Merchandiser - Candy
Monica Nevenzel
Merchandise Planner
 
Melville Candy Company
Joseph Melville
Sales and Marketing Director
 
 
Molded Fiber Glass Tray Co.
Thomas G. Woods
Product Manager
 
 
Mondelez International, Inc.
Chuck Allen
Director, US Chocolate & Immediate Consumption
Laura Asbell
Regional VP, Convenience
Tiffany Carreker
Customer Business Lead, Walgreens
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, North America Confectionary
 
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 B. Rasinski
Partner
 
Multipond
Tobias Hien
Area Sales Manager
Wilhelm Kraemer
President
 
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
National Director of Sales
 
 
Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc.
Barry Rosenbaum
President
 
 
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
President
 
 
Original Gourmet Food Co.
Al Mosto
VP of Operations
Toni Worobel
Sales & Marketing Manager
 
P Magee Enterprises - Candy Gram
Pat Magee
Owner/Publisher
 
 
Packaging Corporation of America
Tom Hastings
Director, Graphic Packaging & Display
Tony Muniz
Sales Manager, Graphic Packaging & Display
 
Patterson Company, Inc.
Michael C. Patterson
Vice President
James R. Patterson, Jr.
President
 
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
Mehmet Yuksek
President & CEO
 
Performance Sales & Marketing
Rod Rodriguez
President
 
 
Pez Candy, Inc.
Joseph Vittoria
President & 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
 
 
PMMI
Chuck Yuska
President & CEO
Linda Yuska
 
 
Prime Advantage Corporation
Alison Jackson
Manager, Member Recruiting
Mike McDonald
Vice President, New Business Relationships
 
Printpack, Inc.
Lee V. Hartman
Director, Sales
Susan Hartman
 
 
Progressive Grocer
Joan Driggs
Editorial Director
 
 
Project 7
Tyler Merrick
Founder/CEO
 
 
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
Michael G. Rosenberg
President & CEO
Kurt Rosenberg
Treasurer
Josh Shapiro
Vice President of Marketing
Keith R. Von Zup
Vice President of Sales, National Accounts
 
Quality Candy Company LLC/King Leo Confections
Jeff Goodman
Director of Retail Sales & Marketing
Catherine Goodman
Pierre Redmond
CEO
Denise Kowal
 
R.M. Palmer Company
Richard M. Palmer, Jr.
President
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
Sr. Buyer - Snacks & Candy
John Spicknall
Dir. Packaged Goods & Services
 
Ragolds/Velamints
Rainer Schindler
CEO
Oliver Schindler
CEO
 
RetailNet Group LLC
Dan O'Connor
President & CEO
 
 
ReTrans Precision Logistics, Inc.
Greg Cava
Vice President, Sales
Will Geary
Senior Supply Chain Analyst
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
President
 
 
S & M Enterprises
Sam Singh
President
 
 
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
President
Mary Stehle
Client Development Manager
Steve Wheeler
Business Manager
 
Shop 'N Save (Supervalu)
Mike Overschmidt
CM - Center Store
 
 
Shopko Stores
Abby Van Thull
Associate Buyer- Candy, Snacks & Seasonal Candy
 
 
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
 
 
Stagnito Media / Convenience Store News
Angela L. Hanson
Field Editor
 
 
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
President
Jaclyn Gold
Director of Marketing
 
 
SummitHill Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Jerry C. Hunt
Co-President
Cole McCrea
Sr Vice President
Chris E. Zuleski
Co-President
 
 
Supervalu, Inc. (West)
Leah Westendorf
Cat. Merchandiser - Candy
 
 
Sweet Candy Company
Greg Cater
VP Business Development
Richard Kay
President
 
SweetWorks, Inc.
Kathy Bassininski
Director of Marketing
Paul DeDominicis
Director of Sales
John Fortino
CFO
Philip J. Terranova
President
 
Synergy Flavors, Inc.
Amy Loomis
Business Development Manager- Food
Roderick W. Sowders
President & CEO
Wendy Sowders
 
Tanis Confectionery
Leo Tanis
President
Gerry Tanis
 
 
Tap Packaging Solutions
Chuck Castle
Assistant VP - Key Accounts
 
 
Target
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
President
 
The Birth of Chocolate Project
Daniel Lorenzetti
Director
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
Director 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
C-Store Area Sales Director
John P. Bilbrey
President and Chief Executive Officer
Scott Cole
VP/GM US Customers
Bob Goodpaster
VP Global Knowledge & Insights
Ron Graf
Vice President, Government Relations
Jeffrey Harsh
Team Leader, Wal-Mart
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 & Managing Director Hershey India
Max Rangel
SVP Chocolate SBU
Kristen Riggs
Hershey Sales
Steven Schiller
SVP, Sweets & Refreshments
Mike Wege
Senior Vice President, Chief Growth and Marketing Officer
 
 
The Jim Stengel Company
Jim Stengel
President & CEO
 
 
The Lovely Candy Company
Frank Klisanich
Senior VP, Sales
Mike Nakamura
President
 
The NPD Group, Inc.
Sue Fennelly
Business Development, Food & Beverage
April Moffa
Director
 
The Paradies Shops
Marielos N. Brown
Buyer - Snacks and Candy
Nicole Meyer
Dir. Convenience & Publications
 
The Performance Group/ISM
Steve Martinez
Partner
 
 
The Silver Crane Company Ltd
Julian Goodman
Director - USA, Canada & South America
Anne Goodman
 
 
The South Bend Chocolate Co.
Mark Tarner
President
Julie Tarner
 
 
The Topps Company
Bev Wilson
Assistant General Counsel
 
 
The Wall Street Journal
Alexandra Wexler
Commodities Reporter
 
 
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
 
 
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
President
 
 
Thompson Brands, LLC
Eugene M. Dunkin, Jr.
CEO
Lucille Dunkin
 
 
Thorntons Inc.
Tim Young
Sr Category Manager - Candy and Snacks
 
 
Three Rivers Confections LLC
Richard D. Condie
President & CEO
 
 
Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa, LLC
John Alexander
President
 
 
Tifoma AG
Andy Maetzler
CEO/President
 
 
Tomric Systems, Inc.
Thomas Elsinghorst
President
 
 
Tops Markets, LLC
Kenneth Hausmann
CM - Candy, Cookie, Cracker, Bulk Food, Coffee, Commercial Bakery
 
 
Toys R Us
Chris Ebanks
Buyer - Candy, Snacks
 
 
Travel Centers of America
Tom Newbould
VP Retail Mktg.
 
 
TravelCenters of America LLC
Susan Moravick
Category Manager - Grocery
 
 
Trend Sales Inc.
Joe Donnelly
President
Stephanie Hardister
Key Account Director
 
Trend Solutions
Chuck Brown
Director of Confection
Melissa Roberts
Key Account Director
 
TrendHunter.com
Jeremy Gutsche
Founder & CEO
 
 
Tropical Nut and Fruit
Alicia R. LeHota
President
Kelly Froehle
 
 
Unified Grocers
Ray Burtner
General Manager
Elaine A. Shaffer
Sr. Category Manager - Confections
 
Union Confectionery Machinery Co.
James D. Greenberg
Co-President
 
 
United States Marine Corps Exchange
Bob McLaughlin
DMM Consumables & Cosmetics
 
 
UPS
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
President
 
 
Vidal Candies USA, INC.
Mitchell J. Bernstein
National Sales Director
Francisco Hernandez Vidal
President & CEO
 
Vistar
Julie Guarascio
National Account Manager
Patrick Hagerty
President/CEO
 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Dallas Counts
Sr. Buyer - Candy; Front of Store
Andrew Jacobson
Buyer - Fruit Snacks, Healthy Snacks, Mixers
Michael McFadden, Jr.
Dir. Planning - Candy and Impulse
Robert L. Price
Planning Director - Candy & Impulse
Melody Phan Rich
Sr. Buyer - Seasonal Candy
 
 
Walgreen Co.
Chandra Holt
DMM - Grocery
 
 
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Joe Grady
VP/DMM - Candy and Impulse Mdsg.
 
 
Wawa, Inc.
Marianne Puggi
Mktg. Mgr. - Florida Market & Confection?s Category - Grocery, Newspaper and Ice
 
 
WILD Flavors, Inc.
Marlene Smothers
Associate Director, Sweet Applications
Reese Smothers
 
 
Wine Warehouse
Jim Myerson
Chairman
 
 
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
Alastair Northway
SVP Sales
 
Zitner Candy Corp.
Evan Prochniak
President
Jaime Prochniak