Peter Blommer To Transition To Vice-Chair; Company To Begin Search For New CEO

Peter Blommer

Chicago — Peter Blommer will be stepping down from his role as CEO of Blommer Chocolate Co. and assuming the role of vice-chairman as part of a planned transition, the company reports. As vice-chairman, Blommer will continue to support strategy development, represent the company on the boards of the World Cocoa Foundation and NCA, and provide historical perspective and advice to management and the Board of Directors.

The transition will take place on August 1st.

Nao Rokukawa, Blommer Chairman, will become interim CEO while a search, which is scheduled to begin in the Fall, is conducted for a successor.

“I want to thank Peter for his dedication and leadership as CEO, and for agreeing to continue to work with us in the role of Vice Chairman to advise us in our efforts moving forward,” says Nao. “I simply do not have enough words to express Peter’s contribution to the overall industry. I am proud and honored to lead this great company after him, even as in an interim role.”

Reflecting on his 31 years in the industry, Blommer notes: “I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to help build Blommer into the revered global brand it is today. What makes Blommer special is our talented and committed team, who work with passion and integrity to serve our customers. It has been an honor and privilege to work with such a dedicated team as well as with our customer and industry partners over the past 31 years. I look forward to continuing to support the industry and Blommer’s path forward in my new role.”