WCF President Short Resigns Effective Immediately

Washington — Martin Short resigned as president of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) on Friday, August 5, effective immediately. He was appointed to the role in September 2021. Short noted he is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Chris Vincent, the…

Trask, Cameron Join CandyRific In Sales Roles

Louisville, KY — CandyRific, LLC has named Matt Cameron, national accounts sales director, and Kim Trask, western region sales director. Cameron joins CandyRific with more than 20 years of experience in selling, buying, and managing CPG and confection products, based…

van Dam Steps Down At Marich, Spelt Named CEO

Hollister, CA — After 38 years at Marich Confectionery Co., 26 as CEO, Brad van Dam is stepping down. As part of the leadership transition, Leonard Spelt has been named to take on the CEO position. Spelt has served on…

Mars Wrigley Appoints Bengi Chief Growth Officer

Chicago — Mars Wrigley is appointing Gülen Bengi global chief growth officer, starting on October 3. Bengi succeeds Cathryn Sleight who, following a successful 30+ year global marketing career, has decided to take a step back from full-time work to…

Tim Tebow Named CMO At NuSkool Snacks 

Austin, TX — Tim Tebow, two-time NCAA National Champion, author and media personality, has been named CMO at NuSkool Snacks. He also now has equity in the company. NuSkool Snacks was founded by certified personal trainer, health advocate and nutritionist…

Leminen Named Smarties Social Media Director

Union, NJ  — Smarties Candy Co. has appointed Kirsi Leminen as its new social media director.  Kirsi has spent her career in the CPG industry, having worked at Chloé and, later, at Cirque Colors where she served as assistant creative…

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Adds 5 To Key Roles

Northbrook, IL — In support of strategic growth efforts, Bell Flavors & Fragrances is hiring five individuals, including in newly created positions at company headquarters. Kathleen Hoppie joins the company as senior quality systems manager responsible for the development, implementation…

Mars CEO Reid To Retire, Weihrauch Named As Successor

Mclean, VA — After eight years of what the company calls “unprecedented” growth, Mars, Inc. CEO Grant F. Reid is stepping down. Poul Weihrauch, global president at Mars Petcare, will succeed as CEO, effective from the end of September. Reid…