Who's Coming

Ross Rutherford

Manager, Customer Marketing

Pladis North America (formerly Star Brands North America)

David Taiclet

President, Gourmet Food & Gift Baskets

1-800Flowers.com, Inc.

Ashley Borden

Director - Center Store

7-Eleven

Mark Becker

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

AAK USA, Inc.

Dennis A. Tagarelli

Senior Director, Sales

AAK USA, Inc.

Robert J. Clements

Board Member

Accel

Paul Smith

Sales Manager

ACMA USA

John K. Johnson

Sr. Director, Client Development

Acosta Sales & Marketing

Kevin Miller

Director of Sales

Acosta Sales and Marketing

Darren Kolinsky

President

Action Sales West, Inc.

John E. Brooks, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

Adams & Brooks, Inc.

John E. Brooks, Sr.

President

Adams & Brooks, Inc.

Tempe Brooks

Secretary/Treasurer

Adams & Brooks, Inc.

Shelly Clarey

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Adams & Brooks, Inc.

Rudy DiPietro

VP Food Lion Merchandising

Ahold Delhaize

Zack Costelloe

President

All Food and Candy Inc.

John R. Kretchmer

CEO

American Licorice Company

Jennifer Martin

Director of Sales

American Licorice Company

Tracie Cree

National Account Manager

American Packaging Corporation

Lou Dolgin

Corp. Business Development

American Packaging Corporation

David McBride

CEO

APEX Display Group

Andres Alarcon

VP USA & Canada

Arcor USA, Inc.

Danielle Pelland

Sr. Buyer - Retail Food

Army & Air Force Exchange Service

Diana Turgut

Buyer - Everyday Candy

Army & Air Force Exchange Service

Nicholas Lok Jack

Deputy Chairman/CEO

Associated Brands Industries Limited

Richard Ezra

Chief Marketing Officer

Astor Chocolate Corp.

Marian Kipper

Vice President - Sales

Astor Chocolate Corp.

Sarah Atkinson

Director of Marketing

Atkinson Candy Company

Eric Atkinson

President

Atkinson Candy Company

Stephen K. Ornell

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Atkinson Candy Company

Scott Gibbons

Co-President

Atkinson-Crawford Sales Co. Inc.

Rayelynn Speer

Co- President

Atkinson-Crawford Sales Co. Inc.

Tim Piper

Director - Victoria

Australian Industry Group

Ross Bainbridge

Partner

Bainbridge Associates, L.L.C.

Elizabeth Bohne

Buyer

Barnes & Noble College

Lisa Shapiro

Dir., Cafe & Convenience

Barnes & Noble College

Cathal J. O'Flaherty

EVP Sales

Baron Chocolatier

Nicko Debenham

Vice President, Head of Sustainability & MD Biolands

Barry Callebaut

Antoine De Saint-Affrique

Chief Executive Officer

Barry Callebaut AG

Marit Allen

Marketing & Sales

Barry Callebaut USA LLC

Christie Brown

Director of Sales - East Region

Barry Callebaut USA LLC

Elizabeth Clair

National Confectionery Sales Manager

Barry Callebaut USA LLC

James G. Hagedorn

Executive Vice President - Business Development

Barry Callebaut USA LLC

Dave Johnson

President & CEO

Barry Callebaut USA LLC

Seema Kedia

Marketing Manager Food Manufacturers

Barry Callebaut USA LLC

Dave Mitchell

VP Sales

Barry Callebaut USA LLC

Jamie Balara

Director of Sales - Club & Mass Channels

Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company

Alan Grupp

Director of Customer Marketing & GM/Canada

Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company

Chris Lomino

Vice President Sales and Customer Marketing - Confectionary Division

Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company

Don Mulligan

Director of Sales - Convenience & BJs

Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company

Ian Swift

Director of Sales, Grocery & Channels

Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company

Anthony Trani

Vice President - Marketing

Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of The Topps Company

Donna M. Burghardt

Planner - Candy & Snacks

Bed Bath & Beyond

Laura A. Christian

National Accounts Manager

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Cody Heinz

Sales Executive

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

James H. Heinz

President & CEO

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Kelli Heinz

Director of Marketing & Industry Affairs

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Paul Dominic Olson

VP - Domestic Flavor Sales

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Kyle Krause

Regional Product Manager

BENEO, Inc.

Patrick Foley

Grocery Sales Manager

Big Y Foods, Inc.

Mathew Rubinstein

VP Sales

Billie-Ann Plastics Packaging Corp.

Tim Fogerty

President & CEO

Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Marci Ranger

Vice President Marketing

Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Kate McAleer

Owner & Founder

Bixby & Co., LLC

Scott D. Amoye

Vice President of Commodity Risk Management and Ingredient Procurement

Blommer Chocolate Company

Shane R. Benedict

Corporate Vice President R & D

Blommer Chocolate Company

Richard Blommer

President - Global

Blommer Chocolate Company

Stephen J. Blommer

VP of Business Development

Blommer Chocolate Company

Peter W. Blommer

President and CEO

Blommer Chocolate Company

Tori Blommer-O'Malley

Chief Customer Officer

Blommer Chocolate Company

Rose Potts

Corporate Manager, Sensory & Product Guidance

Blommer Chocolate Company

Robert Dono

National Sales Manager - Confectionery

Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.

Matt Kavet

President

Boston America Corp.

Margaret Kronick

CM - Center Store; Candy & Snacks

BP North America (AM/PM)

Diane Fazenbaker

President

BrandFirst

Brec Morgan

Managing Partner

BrandFirst

Dianna Rogers

New Business Development

BrandFirst

Kevin Davis

Chairman & CEO

Bristol Farms

Pierson E. Clair, III

CEO & Vice Chairman

Brown & Haley

Sara B. Clair

Chairman, The Confectionery Foundation

Brown & Haley

Steve Jaffee

Regional Manager

Brown & Haley

John D. Melin

President & Chief Operating Officer

Brown & Haley

Jack T. Anderson

Executive Vice President

Burdette Beckmann, Inc.

Vincent Di Betta

General Manager of Special Markets

Burdette Beckmann, Inc.

Jill Kelly

Account Executive

Burdette Beckmann, Inc.

Stacey C. Rutherford

Senior Manager National Accounts

Burdette Beckmann, Inc.

Tony Stogner

Account Executive

Burdette Beckmann, Inc.

Robert Taylor, Jr.

President & Owner

Burdette Beckmann, Inc.

David A. Sank

COO

Calico Cottage, Inc.

Larry Wurzel

Vice President of Innovation

Calico Cottage, Inc.

Chuck Cucullu

Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Campbell Wrapper Corporation

Graham Nice

Regional Sales Manager (East)

Campbell Wrapper Corporation

Steve Forster

Executive Editor

Candy & Snack TODAY

Teresa Tarantino

Editor-in-Chief

Candy & Snack TODAY

Roman Deer

Vice President of Operations & QA

Candy Dynamics

Chris Luke

Publisher

Candy Industry Magazine

Bernard Pacyniak

Editor-in-Chief

Candy Industry Magazine

Roger McEldowney

Director

Candy.com

Joe Melville

Owner and Co-Founder

Candy.com

Clark Taylor

Vice President of Sales

CandyRific LLC

Britta Beer

Dipl. Ing.

Capol LLC

Katherine A. Clark

Vice President of Sales

Capol LLC

Richard Salotto

Eastern Region Sales Manager

Capol LLC

Darin Ciavarella

Consumer, Foodservice & Distribution Channel Manager

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate N.A.

Bryan Wurscher

President, North America

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate N.A.

David Madison

Area Manager

Carle & Montanari - OPM USA

Joshua Alderson

Vice President Convenience/Confection

Carlin Group

Nicholas L. Baumer

VP Business Development, Kroger Team

Carlin Group

Tom Braun

Managing Partner

Carlin Group

Hugh Brad Carlin

CEO

Carlin Group

Greg Earhart

Business Manager

Carlin Group

Mary Beth Geraci

Managing Partner and SVP, Alternative/Vend Channel

Carlin Group

Tricia Johnson

SVP, Drug Channel

Carlin Group

Richard Lowell

Sr VP of Sales

Carlin Group

Rebecca Mandru

Director of Business Development and Strategy, Drug Channel

Carlin Group

John Rutherford

President, Kroger Team

Carlin Group

John Scardina

Sr. Vice President - Convenience Channel

Carlin Group

Jesse Scherber

Director of Mass

Carlin Group

Maureen Townsend

Business Manager

Carlin Group

Al Vergilio

President

Carlin Group

Andrew Young

Managing Partner

Carlin Group

Cindy Maly

Senior CM-Snacks & Candy

Casey's General Stores

Tom Scott

Sales & Marketing Manager

Catty Corporation

Bruce Scott

President & Owner

Catty Corporation

Jacques Abeille

Sales & Marketing Director

Cemoi Chocolatier

Joseph Crane

Chief Operating Officer

Choice Foods, LLC

Duane Roper

Chief Marketing Officer

Choice Foods, LLC

Jeff Yarbrough

Partner

Choice Foods, LLC

Tim Rogers

President

Chris Candies

Greg Smith

CM - Candy, Package Bakery, HBC and Ice-Cream

Circle K (South Atlantic)

Scott Lockard

CM - Candy, Sweet, Salty

Circle K Stores, Inc. (Florida)

Tom Ives

Category Manager

Circle K Stores, Inc. (West)

Kelly P. Austin

Vice President of Technical Sales

Clasen Quality Chocolate

John Anthony

President

Co-Sales Company

Pablo Londoño

Brand Manager

Colombina Candy

David Tucci

Executive Director

Consolidated Sales Network

Arne Sandberg

Sales Exec/Packaging Guru

Consumer Packaging Group, Inc.

AJ Sandberg

Sales Executive

Consumer Packaging Group, Inc.

Carla Boyington

Director of Category Management

Core-Mark International, Inc.

Brian Wansink, PhD

Professor of Marketing

Cornell University

Jurgen Peters

Executive Vice President

Creative Werks, LLC

Steve Schroeder

President

Creative Werks, LLC

Katherine Zelmanski

Sr. Industrial Design Manager

Creative Werks, LLC

Kennith Fries

Vice President of Convenience

CROSSMARK

Jeff Neihart

VP,Managing Director, Client Development

CROSSMARK

Tosh Potter

CM - Seasonal and Candy

Delhaize - Food Lion

Jeff Tillery

National Sales Director

DesignPac Inc.

Troy Parris Pearley

VP of Sales

Divine Chocolate

Molly Skelly

CFO

Divine Chocolate

Dennis Burns

Senior Buyer

Dollar Express

Rick Siliakus

Senior VP

Dollar Express

Jennifer Dilts

Sr. Buyer - Candy & Snacks

Dollar General

Tom Coccio

Sales Manager

Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.

Eric Lawrence

Director of Sales

Doumak, Inc.

Don Muff

President

Doumak, Inc.

Lisa Valigursky

Strategic Account Relationship Lead

DSM Nutritional Products

Tushar Adya

President & COO

Dylan's Candy Bar

Kristin Anderson

Vice President Merchandising

Dylan's Candy Bar

Danna Huskey

CM - Snacks & Candy

E-Z Mart Stores

Michael Berg

President

E.A. Berg Associates

Russell S. Berg

Chief Operating Officer

E.A. Berg Associates

David L. Berg

Chief Executive Officer

E.A. Berg Associates

Patrick Dever

Business Manager

E.A. Berg Associates

Michael Mosto

General Manager

E.A. Berg Associates

Sarah Bibbs

Vice President of Merchandising

Eby-Brown Company LLC

Jim R. Hachtel

Vice President Strategic Insights

Eby-Brown Company LLC

Mark Edwards

COO

Edward Marc Brands, Inc.

Dana Edwards Manatos

Co-CEO

Edward Marc Brands, Inc.

Jason LeBorgne

Associate Director of Sales

Edward Marc Brands, Inc.

John Burke, Jr.

Co-Owner

Eillien's Candies Inc.

Brett Eisman

Treasurer

Eisman Gleit Four Star

Robert A. Nelson

Chairman & CEO

Elmer Chocolate

Michael Sitarz

VP Sales and Marketing

Elmer Chocolate

Bernd W. Weber

CTO / VP Process Technology

Elmer Chocolate

Andrei Savtchenko

President

Elysian Trading Co.

Douglas Simons, Jr.

Part-Owner

Enstrom Candies, Inc.

James Simons

VP of Sales

Enstrom Candies, Inc.

Doug Simons

CEO

Enstrom Candies, Inc.

Jamee Simons

VP of Marketing

Enstrom Candies, Inc.

Patrick Zachary

Chief Operating Officer

Enstrom Candies, Inc.

Tony Lubrano

Executive VP of Confectionery/Specialty

ESM/Ferolie

Andy OBrien

Vice President

Evers Heilig, Inc.

Todd Salden

Vice President

Evers Heilig, Inc.

Sri Artham

VP, Consumer Packaged Goods

Fair Trade Certified

Nora Pittenger

Director of Partnerships

Fair Trade Certified

Brian Freel

Category Merchant - Candy

Family Dollar

Charles M. Irvine

Vice President, Sales - Wholesale

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.

William D. Rohm

VP Supply Chain/Operations

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.

Edward J. Seibolt

Vice President, Sales - Private Label

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.

Hans J. Becher

VP Sales - Seasonal

Ferrara Candy Company

Jon Levin

Executive VP, Sales

Ferrara Candy Company

James Mattikow

Chief Commercial Officer

Ferrara Candy Company

Tom Polke

President

Ferrara Candy Company

Brandon W. Sagotz

Sr. Manager Customer Marketing & Trade Relations

Ferrara Candy Company

Todd Siwak

CEO

Ferrara Candy Company

Martino Caretto

Director of Institutional Affairs, P.R. and Communication N & S America

Ferrero USA, Inc.

Paul Chibe

Chief Executive Officer - North America

Ferrero USA, Inc.

Michael J. Grindstaff

Vice President, Sales - Grocery

Ferrero USA, Inc.

James Klein

Vice President, Sales

Ferrero USA, Inc.

Jeanne Murphy

Institutional Affairs Director, North America

Ferrero USA, Inc.

Marc Nissinger

Director of Sales Operations and Reporting

Ferrero USA, Inc.

Terrence West

Director of Convenience

Ferrero USA, Inc.

David Guldner

Director of Marketing

First Source, LLC

Keith W. McDaniel

President & Chief Customer Officer

First Source, LLC

Carol Ghelarducci

Director of Sales & Marketing

First Source, LLC

Rebecca Wagner

Confections/Desserts/Healthcare Business Unit Director

FONA International, Inc.

Leslie Sarasin

President & CEO

Food Marketing Institute

Kurt Dungan

Vice President of Marketing

Frankford Candy LLC

Stuart Selarnick

CEO

Frankford Candy LLC

John Selarnick

Sales Manager

Frankford Candy LLC

Maximiliano Visconti

Director of Sales

Frankford Candy LLC

John Wetherby

Sales Manager

Frankford Candy LLC

Mary Lou Gardner

EVP, Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer

Fred's Pharmacy

James Clifford

Director of Sales

Fuji Oil, Inc.

Gregory J. Balestrieri

CEO

G & J Holdings LLC DBA Candy.com

Jeremy Arthurs

Sales Manager

Galerie

Emily Edmondson

Sales Director

Galerie

Robert Goodwin

Sales Team

Galerie

Anne Hogan

Sales

Galerie

Richard Ross

President

Galerie

Jim Wilhelm

National Account Manager

Galerie

Zach E. Bearson

Product Manager

GEA Food Solutions

Steven E. McGady

Vice President of Sales North America

GEA Food Solutions

Richard Beech

Chief Executive Officer

George J. Howe Co.

Chris Atkins

Team Leader, Grocery Midwest

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Russ Damon

Director of Grocery Sales

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Steve Genzoli

Vice President Research & Development & QA

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

James Hearn

Team Leader, Walmart

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Patrick High

Sr. Sales Director of Walmart, Sam's Club & Drug

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Scott Hinshaw

Account Manager, Kroger

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Nancy Tan

Specialty Regional Sales Manager

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Martin Thompson

President & CEO

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Peter Wynkoop

Team Leader - Grocery West

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Cecilia Ottenweller

CM - Center Store

Giant Eagle (GetGo)

Ron Craft

VP of Sales

Gimbal's Fine Candies

Scott Kelly

Key Account Executive

Gimbal's Fine Candies

Ron Lehman

National Account Manager

Gimbal's Fine Candies

Mohamed Elsarky

CEO

Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

Dale Acton

Vice President of Sales

Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.

Meghan Brody

Director of Marketing

Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.

Christie Brown

Customer Business Manager

Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.

Chelsea Calabrese

Digital Marketing Associate

Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.

Bud Damberg

Customer Business Manager

Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.

Ray Gates

Customer Business Manager

Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.

Mitchell T. Goetze

Chief Executive Officer

Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.

Craig Walters

Director of Analytics & Finance

Goetze's Candy Company, Inc.

Jim Flannery

Sr. Executive Vice President, Operations and Industry Collaboration

Grocery Manufacturers Association

Gary W. Guittard

President

Guittard Chocolate Company

Amy Guittard

Director of Marketing

Guittard Chocolate Company

Dawn Emery-Janzen

Executive Director

Hanson Faso Sales & Marketing, Inc.

Steven Bauer

Sales Director Walmart/Sams/McLane

Haribo of America, Inc.

Keith Danoff

Vice President of Marketing

Haribo of America, Inc.

Eric Gafikjen

Sales Director-Gas & Convenience

Haribo of America, Inc.

Rick LaBerge

Chief Operating Officer

Haribo of America, Inc.

Paul D. Minger

Vice President of Trade Associations

Haribo of America, Inc.

Wes Saber

EVP & CFO

Haribo of America, Inc.

Dennis Williams

Director of Purchasing

Harold Levinson Associates, Inc.

Mike Terroni

Key Account Manager

Harold W. Young Partners

Stanley Larson

Commercial Director

Hawaiian Host, Inc.

Keith Sakamoto

President & CEO

Hawaiian Host, Inc.

Russ Asaro

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Healthy Food Brands, LLC

Abe Brach

President

Healthy Food Brands, LLC

Teresa Moore

Candy Buyer

HEB

Jodi Rivera

Senior Buyer - Candy

HEB

Mark Berwick

Managing Partner - Highlander Partners

Hillside Candy

Audra Vogler

Chief Executive Officer

Hoffmann Vogler

Larry Hill

Category Sales Manager-Candy

Holiday Companies

Walter Kaudelka

CFO/COO

Hospitality Mints, LLC

Patrick Viancourt

President & CEO

Hospitality Mints, LLC

Michael B. Maslen

Vice President - Sales

Hudson Group

Eric Allen

Director

HWY Partners

Raul Francisco

Managing Partner

HWY Partners

Betsy Ann Harris

Co-President

HWY Partners

Manny Martins

President

HWY Partners

Andrew R. Young

Co-President

HWY Partners

Tim Erceg

Buyer - Confections

Hy-Vee

Deb Chowanec

Eastern Region Sales Manager

Impact Confections, Inc.

Scott Miller

Vice President of Sales

Impact Confections, Inc.

Jeffery A. Rome

President & CEO

Impact Confections, Inc.

Ricardo Rodriguez

Marketing Manager Confections

Ingredion Incorporated

Todd Gibson

President

Interwest Brokerage

Larry Levin

EVP, Business Development: IRI New Solutions

IRI Worldwide

Sally Lyons Wyatt

Executive Vice President & Practice Leader

IRI Worldwide

Robert F. Porod, Jr.

Principal & Senior VP

IRI Worldwide

Daniel Sadler

Consultant

IRI Worldwide

Chris Lindstedt

Senior Buyer

IT'SUGAR

Allison Rubin

Global Brand Director

IT'SUGAR

Jeffrey Rubin

Founder & CEO

IT'SUGAR

Joe Bouma

Sr. Vice President of Sales

Jel Sert Company

Tim Johnson

VP of National Accounts

Jel Sert Company

Mike Novak

Senior VP of Grocery

Jel Sert Company

Kyle Whitacre

Vice President of National Accounts - Grocery East

Jel Sert Company

Lisa Rowland Brasher

President & CEO

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Jeff Brown

VP of Operations

Jelly Belly Candy Company

John Harkavy

VP of Finance

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Andrew Joffer

Vice President of Sales

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Mark R. Leonard

General Counsel

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Michal Meissner

Vice President of International Sales

Jelly Belly Candy Company

John Pola

Vice President, Specialty Sales

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Herman G. Rowland, Sr.

Chairman of the Board

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Ryan Schader

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Dennis Spiller

Vice President, National Sales

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Rob Swaigen

Vice President of Global Marketing

Jelly Belly Candy Company

Chris Jenco

CEO

Jenco Brothers' Candy

Peter Martin

Account Manager

JOH

Bobbie O'Hare

Vice President Business Development

JOH

Chip O'Hare

Chairman, CEO & Visionary

JOH

Kevin Shea

Executive Vice President

JOH

Robert Bolliger

Western Regional Sales Manager

Just Born Quality Confections

Ross J. Born

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Just Born Quality Confections

Matthew J. Pye

Vice President Sales & Marketing

Just Born Quality Confections

Caitlin Servian

Assistant Brand Manager

Just Born Quality Confections

David N. Shaffer

Chairman

Just Born Quality Confections

David L. Yale

President and Chief Operating Officer

Just Born Quality Confections

Walt Freed

President

Kahler-Senders Group, Inc.

Christine Ojile

Sr. VP - Client Development

Kantar Retail

Brian Owens

Director of Retail Insights

Kantar Retail

Terrance Rafferty

Director, Category Management

KeHE Distributors

Bill Henry

Managing Director National Accounts

Kellogg Company

Ken Gronbach

President

KGC Direct LLC

John J Dutra

General Manager

Kimmie Candy

Peter J. Mueller

Vice President of Sales

KLN Family Brands

Chase Rasmussen

General Manager

KLN Family Brands

Darren M. Hillis

President

Kreative Group

Robert M. Schiederer

CEO/President

Kreative Group

Doug Shockley

Vice President of Business Development

Kreative Group

Brian R. Sisitzky

President

L.H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.

Kevin Coen

CEO

Las Olas Confections and Snacks

Nathan Dapeer

Principal

Las Olas Confections and Snacks

Philip DeWester

VP of Marketing

Las Olas Confections and Snacks

Paul Bradley

Director of Retail Execution and Merchandising

Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.

Calder Cruikshank

National Accounts Sales Manager

Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.

James Dill

Senior Director, Customer Development and Sales Operations

Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.

Nicholas Eleniak

Director of Regional Customer Sales and Merchandising

Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.

Jeff Jordan

Director of Sales

Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.

Linda Lieberman

Director, Category Management, Business Intelligience and Customer Marketing

Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.

Daniel Studer

CEO

Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.

Jason Tripicchio

Director of Sales

Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.

Chad Wells

National Account Manager

Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc.

Andreas Pfluger

CEO

Lindt & Sprüngli, North America

Crystal Black Davis

Vice President, Marketing - Deputy To the President

Loacker USA Inc.

Garey Logan

Vice President North American Sales

Loacker USA Inc.

Wade Hollis

Senior Category Manager - Consumables

Loves Travel Stops and Country Stores

Suzy Silliman

Managing Director

Management Science Associates, Inc.

Michael Cullen

Sr. Advisor/Strategy, Business Development

Manobi

Susan L. Coleman

Director of Sales, Food & Pharmaceutical

Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.

Nicholas R. Baty

Trade Development Manager

Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC

Dorothy Lagg

Director, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC

Matthew Lloyd

VP, Strategy & Insights

Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC

Tracey Massey

President

Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC

Tim Quinn

Vice President Trade Relations

Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC

Brad G. Figel

VP Corporate Affairs & Public Policy

Mars, Incorporated

Maria Correa

Category Manager - Candy/Seasonal

Maverik

Amy Allured

Online Editor

MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner

Mike Allured

Publisher

MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner

Mark Grall

Director of Trade Relations

MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner

Cassandra Matos

Product Director - Confection

McLane Company, Inc.

Holly Veale

Product Director - Foodservice & Frozen

McLane Company, Inc.

David Carpenter

Sales Coordinator

Melville Candy Company

Stephen Casey

Director of Sales

Melville Candy Company

John Micelli

President

Micelli Chocolate Mold Company

Steven Marcanello

VP of Equipment Sales

Miltenberg & Samton, Inc.

Thomas G. Woods

Product Manager

Molded Fiber Glass Tray Co.

Rick Brindle

Vice President, Industry Development

Mondelez International, Inc.

David Burns

Vice President, Channels

Mondelez International, Inc.

Roberto Marques

EVP and President, North America

Mondelez International, Inc.

Patrick Santiago

Sr. Sourcing Manager, Global Procurement Business Process Outsourcing & Services

Mondelez International, Inc.

David S. Barnett

Senior VP Retail Sales

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC

Gary Ricco

President & CEO

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC

Curtis R. Whetten

Senior VP of Sales

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC

David Reich

President

MSRF Inc.

Dan Mueller

Vice President of Sales

Mueller Yurgae Associates, Inc.

Dan Rasinski

Sales Representative

Mueller Yurgae Associates, Inc.

Tobias Hien

VP North American Operation

Multipond

Wilhelm Kraemer

President

Multipond

Jeff Inman

Technical Sales Representative

Multipond America

Gerald Van Lannen

Vice President

Multipond America

Patrick J. Murnane

Executive Vice President

Murnane Companies

Deborah M. Grenon

National Director of Sales

My Favorite Company, Inc.

Barry Rosenbaum

President

Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc.

Randy Rosinski

Divisional Vice President

Nestlé USA

Carlos Velasco

President IBD and Confections & Snacks Division

Nestlé USA

Tom Barnes

Chief Financial Officer

New England Confectionery Company, Inc.

Michael McGee

President and CEO

New England Confectionery Company, Inc.

Thomas Neave

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

New England Confectionery Company, Inc.

Tim Young

CM - Candy, Snacks & Edible Grocery

Newcomb Oil Co., LLC

Monica Nitzsche

Executive Vice President

Niche Gourmet

Frank Franze

Director - USA/Canada

NID

Norris Sun

Head of Product Development & Innovation

Olam Americas Inc.

Al Mosto

VP of Operations

Original Gourmet Food Co.

Toni Worobel

Director of Marketing

Original Gourmet Food Co.

Christian Bunse

Executive VP of Sales

OSMG - Cincinnati

Patrick Culver

Business Development Manager

Outlook Group

Joel Schmidt

Director of Market Development

Outlook Group LLC

Tom Hastings

Director, Graphic Packaging & Display

Packaging Corporation of America

Tony Muniz

Sales Manager

Packaging Corporation of America

Bob O'Neill

VP of Sales & Marketing

Palmer Candy Company

Martin B. Palmer

President & CEO

Palmer Candy Company

Courtenay Vuchnich

Co-Founder & CMO

Pascha Chocolate Company

Patrick Patterson

Vice President/Owner

Patterson Company, Inc.

Michael C. Patterson

Vice President

Patterson Company, Inc.

Amanda K. Lewey

Vice President - Sales & Marketing

Paulaur Corporation

Kelly Knowles

Vice President of Sales

Pearson's

Jennifer Savage, Phd.

Assistant Professor

Penn State University

Sylvia Buxton

VP Marketing

Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.

Stephanie Creech

Communications Manager

Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.

Michael A. Farley

Customer Vice President --Grocery, Drug, Mass & Specialty

Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.

Jerry Niblett

Customer Vice President -Walmart, Club, C-Store

Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.

Laura Nye

Category Development Director

Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.

Rick Tyrrell

Vice President of Sales North America

Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.

Mehmet Yuksek

President & CEO

Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.

Lois Anthony

Director of Field Sales

Pez Candy, Inc.

Jerry DiTucci

Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Pez Candy, Inc.

Christian Jegen

President and CEO

Pez Candy, Inc.

Michael Anderson

Vice President of Sales

Piedmont Candy Co.

Brandon Demerest

Grocery Category Manager

Pilot Flying J

John Lutz

Grocery & Tobacco Category Manager

Pilot Flying J

Greg Woodhouse

Head of North America - FDM

pladis North America (formerly Star Brands North America)

Michele Huff

Vice President of Administration.

Premier Sales and Marketing

Roy Putze

Co Owner

Premier Sales and Marketing

Alison Chebuhar

Business Development

Prime Advantage Corporation

Mike McDonald

Executive Vice President

Prime Advantage Corporation

Nicole Puch

Vice President of Operations

Primrose Candy Company

Mark V. Puch, Jr.

Marketing & Key Account Specialist

Primrose Candy Company

Jack R. Austin

Vice President, Sales

Printpack, Inc.

Maura Goll

Sales Manager

Printpack, Inc.

Lee V. Hartman

Director, Sales

Printpack, Inc.

David Read

VP of Marketing and Technology

Printpack, Inc.

Tyler Merrick

CEO/Founder

Project 7

Graham McIntosh

Vice President

PROMARK - Food Industry Marketing

Colin McIntosh

Vice President

PROMARK - Food Industry Marketing

Patti Buttice

Director of Sales

Quality Candy Company LLC

Jim Gist

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Quality Candy Company LLC

Drew Redmond

Director of Special Projects

Quality Candy Company LLC

Laurie Redmond

President & CEO

Quality Candy Company LLC

Dave Abramson

Vice President of Sales

R.M. Palmer Company

Casey L. Grimm

National Sales Executive

R.M. Palmer Company

Mark Schlott

Executive VP of Operations/COO

R.M. Palmer Company

Stephen Terroni

Vice President of Customer Relations

R.M. Palmer Company

Hilary Freedman

Senior Category Manager - Snacks & Candy

RaceTrac Petroleum

John Spicknall

Director, Packaged Goods & Services

RaceTrac Petroleum

Robin Gutridge

Buyer

Raley's Family of Fine Stores

Warren Ezra

Officer

Rivo Mints

Will Fan

National Sales Director

Rivo Mints

Meghan Kohl

DMM, Food

Ross Stores, Inc.

Maryann Walburn

Senior Sales Manager

Rovema North America

Bill Baer

Sr. Director Sales

Russell Stover Chocolates

Marjolaine De Claviere

Vice President - Marketing

Russell Stover Chocolates

Todd Gifford

Director of Sales Strategy & Planning

Russell Stover Chocolates

Mark McLaughlin

Vice President - Sales

Russell Stover Chocolates

Trey Roden

Sales Director

Russell Stover Chocolates

Ann Weinhardt

Senior Sales Director

Russell Stover Chocolates

W. Todd Hazlett

President

S & E Sales Associates, Inc.

Melody Sue Ream

Vice President of Sales

S & E Sales Associates, Inc.

Ronald Sconza

President & CEO

Sconza Candy Co.

Bob Conder

Business Manager

SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc.

Darren Lathan

SVP of Sales - Delhaize America, Dollar Stores & Convenience Stores

SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc.

Byard Ebling, III

Business Manager/Client Development Manager

Shankman & Associates, Inc.

Debra R. Harris

Director of Marketing & Analytics

Shankman & Associates, Inc.

Kevin Keefe

Director of Business Development

Shankman & Associates, Inc.

Phil Shankman

President

Shankman & Associates, Inc.

Tom Rosenberger

Sales Manager - Candy & Snacks

Sheetz, Inc.

Robert Leonhard

Buyer - Snack and Candy

Shopko Stores

Alexander Holden

Industry Manager

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Walter Staehle

National Account Manager

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Steve Carran

Account Director

SmartBrief Food, Travel & Hospitality

Caroline Hedaya

Account Director

SmartBrief Food, Travel & Hospitality

Eleanor Massey

Associate Publisher, Food, Travel & Hospitality

SmartBrief Food, Travel & Hospitality

Elizabeth L. Dee

Co-Owner & Executive Vice President

Smarties Candy Company

Michael W. Fierro

VP of Sales

Smarties Candy Company

Carl E. Lee, Jr.

President and CEO

Snyder's-Lance, Inc.

Jeffrey T. Devlin

Director of Strategic Channels

Spangler Candy Company

Denny Gunter

Vice President Sales

Spangler Candy Company

Stephan A. Kerr

VP of Contract Customers and Product Compliance

Spangler Candy Company

Bill G. Martin

President & CFO

Spangler Candy Company

Kirkland B. Vashaw

Chief Executive Officer

Spangler Candy Company

Barry T. Phillips

CM - Candy

SpartanNash

Abraham Fattah

Operations

Stock N Save

Brendan Burke

National Account Manager- Grocery

Storck USA, L.P.

Ross Handler

Category Manager

Storck USA, L.P.

Ralf Hilpuesch

President & CEO

Storck USA, L.P.

Mark Loaney

National & Regional Accounts

Storck USA, L.P.

Elizabeth S. Robarge

Vice President of Sales

Storck USA, L.P.

Michael T. Flynn

Director of Marketing & Business Development

Stribbons, Inc.

Larry Statton

President & COO

Sucre, LLC

Brian Goddard

Business Manager

SummitHill Sales & Marketing, Inc.

Cole McCrea

President

SummitHill Sales & Marketing, Inc.

Nick Mirkovich

Vice President

SummitHill Sales & Marketing, Inc.

Whitney Johnson

Senior Category Manager: Center of the Store

Sunoco, Inc.

Kristine Novitzki

Business Manager

Supervalu, Inc.

Dave Schmidt

Category Director

Supervalu, Inc.

Greg Cater

Vice President, Business Development

Sweet Candy Company

Rick Kay

President & CEO

Sweet Candy Company

Nancy Smith

Director of Merchandising

Sweet Factory

Kathy Bassininski

Director of Marketing

SweetWorks Confections, LLC

Colette Schilling

COO

SweetWorks Confections, LLC

Christoph Schmassmann

President

SweetWorks Confections, LLC

Amy Loomis

Business Development Manager- Food

Synergy Flavors, Inc.

Roderick W. Sowders

President & CEO

Synergy Flavors, Inc.

Tom Verburg

Sales Manager

Tanis Confectionery

Charles Castle

Asst. Vice President

Tap Packaging Solutions

Sofia Gallicchio

Director of Business Development

Thayer Distribution

Georgia Gallicchio

COO

Thayer Distribution

Diego Gallicchio

President

Thayer Distribution

Peter Leon

Vice President

Thayer Metro

Peter W. De Yager

CEO, President & Owner

The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.

Bill A. Lange

VP of Marketing

The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.

Jason N. Terhark

VP of Finance & Operations

The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.

Les A. Van Roekel

Vice President of Purchasing

The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.

Kim K. Wiersma

VP of Accounting/Controller

The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.

Deborah Arcoleo

Director, Product Transparency

The Hershey Company

Scott Bennett

Director C-Store Area Sales

The Hershey Company

Eric Clawson

Team Lead Walgreens

The Hershey Company

Brent Cotten

Sr. Director Global Customer & Industry Affairs

The Hershey Company

Jon P. Davis

Team Lead Walmart

The Hershey Company

Rob Gehring

Global Chief Sales Officer

The Hershey Company

Jeffrey Harsh

VP/GM Food Channel, US Customers

The Hershey Company

Dave Onorato

VP GM Small Format

The Hershey Company

Lisa Rodkey

Specialist Customer & Industry Affairs

The Hershey Company

Janine J. Smith

Vice President, Government Relations

The Hershey Company

Mary-Ann Somers

Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Confection

The Hershey Company

Ben Stoffel

Sr Director, US Convenience

The Hershey Company

Michael West

Sr Director Strategic Food West

The Hershey Company

Christina Groth

Vice President, Health & Beauty Care and Non-Foods

The Kroger Co.

Robert Ingram

Seasonal Category Manager

The Kroger Co.

Christopher Scott

CM - Drug, GM (Everyday Candy)

The Kroger Co.

Mike Wingard

VP - Operations (Delta Division)

The Kroger Co.

Estee Farber

Director, Marketing & Sales

The Madelaine Chocolate Company

Steven R. Fryman

Senior Account Executive

The NPD Group, Inc.

Steve Martinez

Partner

The Performance Group/ISM

Bryan S. Baker

Manager, Sales Operations and Analytics

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Jeff Brown

Executive Vice President

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Peggy Casey

Vice President Retail Sales

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Marilee Edwards

National Sales Director - Convenience & Military Channel

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Lisa Eustic

Marketing Director

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Lawrence Fineburg

Sr. Vice President Sales Confectionery

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

David Fleischer

Vice President, Trade Relations

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

George Giannone

Financial Analyst

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Gary L. Parker

Vice President of Sales, National Accounts

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Kurt Rosenberg

Treasurer

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Michael G. Rosenberg

President & CEO

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Joshua D. Shapiro

SVP Marketing

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Randy Snyder

Convenience Channel Sales Manager

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Brandi L. Unchester

Associate Marketing Director

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Joseph Vittoria

Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Keith R. Von Zup

Senior Vice President of Sales

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Scott Yales

Chief Financial Officer

The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.

Julian Goodman

Director - USA, Canada & South America

The Silver Crane Company Ltd.

Mark Tarner

President

The South Bend Chocolate Co.

Michael Brandstaedter

President & CEO

The Topps Company

Nicole Rivera

Director, Marketing & Innovation

The Topps Company, Inc.

Kevin Silva

President & CEO

The Warrell Corporation

Richard Warrell

Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing

The Warrell Corporation

Chris Mattina

Director of Sales

Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa

Liza M. Norona

VP of Sales & Operations

Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa

Brian Susslin

Director of Sales

Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa

Ted OReilly

Broker

Timothy J. O'Reilly Co. Ltd.

Mark A. Lozano

National Sales Manager

TNA North America, Inc.

Thomas Elsinghorst

President

Tomric Systems, Inc.

Torie Burke

CEO

Torie & Howard LLC

Richard Vinchesi

CFO

Torie & Howard LLC

Amandah Martin

VP Sales

Transnational Foods

Chuck Brown

VP of Sales

Trend Sales Inc.

Joseph P. Donnelly, III

President

Trend Sales Inc.

Stephanie Hardister

Vice President of Key Accounts

Trend Sales Inc.

Jerome Vathy

Director

Trend Sales Inc.

Melissa Roberts

Key Account Director

Trend Solutions

Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC

Cardiologist, Associate Professor Medicine

UC San Diego Health

James D. Greenberg

Co-President

Union Confectionery Machinery Co.

Ashley Davis

Buyer - Candy, Grocery & Gourmet

United States Marine Corps Exchange

Bob McLaughlin

DMM Consumables & Cosmetics

United States Marine Corps Exchange

Andrew Vahan Hintlian

Sales Associate

Varick Enterprises, Inc.

Frederick J. Hintlian

President

Varick Enterprises, Inc.

Michelle Frame

Confectionery Science Consultant

Victus Ars, Inc.

Mitchell J. Bernstein

National Sales Director

Vidal Candies USA, INC.

Paco Vidal

President & CEO

Vidal Candies USA, INC.

Kimber Daniels

Associate Buyer - Seasonal Candy

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

William McDonald

Sr. Buyer Halloween and Front End Impulse

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Melody Phan Rich

Sr. Buyer - Seasonal

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Brian Rinker

Category Manager - Confections

Walgreen Co.

Max Trotz

Sr. Director/DMM - Candy & Snacks

Walgreen Co.

Krisanne Flamini

Category Manager

Wawa, Inc.

Mike Varallo

Assortment Manager

Wawa, Inc.

Mark Morgan

Chief Financial Officer

Wild Ophelia

Julie L. Spencer

Director of Operations

Wild Ophelia

Douglas Yu

Business Correspondent

William Reed Business Media (ConfectioneryNews.com)

Andre Weins

Area Sales Manager

Winkler & Dünnebier Süßwarenmaschinen GmbH

Richard Scobey

President

World Cocoa Foundation

Humberto Alfonso

Global CEO

Yowie Group Ltd.

Salvador Alvarez

CEO

Yowie North America Inc.

Jeff Grossman

Sales & Marketing

YumEarth, Inc.

JP Ban

Western Region Business Development Manager

Zachary Confections, Inc.

Jack Zachary, III

President/CEO

Zachary Confections, Inc.

Evan Prochniak

President

Zitner Candy Corp.