WASHINGTON – During the fall meeting of the National Confectioners Association’s board of trustees on Tuesday, October 26, Barry Rosenbaum, president of Nassau Candy Distributors, presided over his first meeting as the new chairman of NCA’s board of trustees, moving from his previous position as the board’s vice chairman.
“I am thrilled to continue my work with NCA on behalf of the confectionery industry in this new position,” Rosenbaum said. “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 Company, is now vice chairman of NCA’s board of trustees. 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 NCA’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, said. “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.”
Rosenbaum succeeds former NCA chairman Paul Chibe, who recently transitioned from his role as CEO, Ferrero North America, to his new position as Global President, Sugar Confectionery and Gums, based in Ferrero’s Luxembourg office.
About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates $42 billion in retail sales each year. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and works to ensure that chocolate, candy, gum and mints are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. The industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states and supports an additional 635,000 jobs in related fields. The U.S. confectionery industry has made a commitment to increasing transparency, providing more portion guidance options and educating consumers about the role of confectionery in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.