Washington — Barry Rosenbaum, president of Nassau Candy Distributors, is the new chairman of NCA’s Board of Trustees. He had previously served as vice-chairman and succeeds Paul Chibe, who who recently transitioned from his role as CEO, Ferrero North America, to his new position as global president, sugar confectionery and gums, based in Europe, and had to step down from the board position.
“I am thrilled to continue my work with NCA on behalf of the confectionery industry in this new position,” Rosenbaum says. “NCA has a long history of advocating effectively for the confectionery industry, and I look forward to working alongside the NCA team and my colleagues on NCA’s board to ensure the $37 billion confectionery industry continues to thrive.”
Additionally, Tony Jacobs, president of Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of the Topps Co., is now vice-chairman of the board. In addition to their roles on NCA’s board, Rosenbaum and Jacobs will service as chair and vice-chair, respectively, of NCA’s Vision 2025 Task Force, which aims to better articulate and address the needs of NCA and the confectionery industry as part of the Association’s Thrive in 2025 strategic plan.
“The future of the confectionery industry will be defined by innovation and change, and with Barry and Tony, we will have the smart, decisive leaders at the helm we need to guide us through what lies ahead,” John Downs, president & CEO of NCA, says. “I know that in working with them, we will be able to prime the industry for sustained growth and continue developing NCA as the thoughtful leading voice of the confectionery industry.”