Get Involved – Join a PMCA Committee

Are you wondering what opportunities there are for you, as a member, to be involved in the broad scope of PMCA’s activities? Review the options below and contact us for more information.

Mission:

  • Develop and deliver high-value (quality and cost) learning experiences to the confectionery and related industries globally.
  • Promote cooperative relationships with other academic and industrial groups for efficiency and higher quality.
  • Through learning experiences, cover the science related to the specific topic as well as practical, hands-on opportunities.
  • Consistently strive to meet the needs of the industry and improve value related to all learning experiences offered.

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Chair: Peter Jamieson, SPI Pharma 

Emanuele Cavaglia, Lindt & Sprüngli USA

Michael Coy, Wolfgang Confectioners

Brian Donaghy, Tomric Systems

Susie Donnelly, Mars Wrigley

Zachary Freed, ofi

Ryan Harting, Borton-Lawson Engineering, Inc.

Mark Heim, R. Mark Heim Confectionery Consulting

Randy Hofberger, R&D Candy Consultants

Brad McGlaughlin, Wolfgang Confectioners

Christian Modesto, Borton-Lawson Engineering, Inc.

Charles Quinto, Blommer Chocolate Company

Joe Sofia, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Dongming Tang, The Hershey Company

Rosemary Trout, Center for Hospitality & Sports Management, Drexel University

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK

Kim Yoder, Barry Callebaut

Mission:

  • To promote PMCA as an association and PMCA events
  • Engage and educate through informational learning website
  • Function as a key partner of other committees as it relates to the PMCA web platforms

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Chair: Anne Puzak, Mars Wrigley

Amy Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

Meriel Harwood, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Peter Jamieson, SPI Pharma

Philippe Levresse, Roquette America

Steve Marcanello, retired Asher’s Chocolates

Antoinette Sankar, Cocoa Research Centre

Adrian Timms, The Pennsylvania State University

Mission:

  • Develop the comprehensive plan that guides the long-term operations and activities of the association and its various committees.

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Steve Genzoli, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

David Hess, retired, The Warrell Corporation

Tom Houlihan, Guittard Chocolate Company

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Steve Marcanello, retired Asher’s Chocolates

Edward Minson, Tate & Lyle

Rose Potts, Blommer Chocolate Company

Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut

Ashley Searing, The Hershey Company

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Adrian Timms, The Pennsylvania State University

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK USA

De Facto Members:

Rebecca Kuehn, Guittard Chocolate Company

Carly Meck, Blommer Chocolate Company

Mark Freeman, Domino Foods

Barry Glazier, Mars Wrigley

Peter Jamieson, SPI Pharma

Anne Puzak, Mars Wrigley

Angie Sanchez, ofi

Ashley Searing, The Hershey Company

Mission:

This committee aims to create and fulfill a long-term marketing growth strategy for PMCA and its activities throughout the global confectionery and snack industries.

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Committee Chair: Angie Sanchez, ofi

Social Media Program Leader: Anne Puzak, Mars Wrigley

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections LLC

Sandy Courtney, AAK USA

Nick Halliday, PTL

Thalia Hohenthal, Guittard Chocolate Company

Tom Houlihan, Guittard Chocolate Company

Stacey Kidd, Blommer Chocolate Company

Balaji Santhanam, The Hershey Company

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Adrian Timms, The Pennsylvania State University

Kelly Wiens, Shick Esteve

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK

Mission:

This committee aims to create and fulfill a long-term membership growth strategy for PMCA to develop awareness and membership throughout the global confectionery and food industries.

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Chair: Mark Freeman, Domino Foods

Tom Elsinghorst, Tomric Systems, Inc.

Elizabeth Hagerman, The Hershey Company

Tom Houlihan, Guittard Chocolate Company

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Laura Muller, AAK

Lindsay Preisinger, Shick Esteve

Joni Stern, Stern Ingredients, Inc.

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK USA

Mission: To encourage engagement of industry professionals and new industry members, to foster learning, camaraderie, and career growth in the confectionery industry.

Vision: The New Confectioners Welcome Committee exists to provide an open forum for new member companies and new industry professionals to develop collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with other industry professionals and legacy supporters of PMCA, who are part of the confectionery industry.

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Chair: Ashley Searing, The Hershey Company

Jonathan Baldasare, Centerchem, Inc.

Christie Brown, Barry Callebaut

Colleen Dommel, The Hershey Company

Elizabeth Hagerman, The Hershey Company

Andrew Hintlian, Varick Enterprises

Joleah McComb, The Hershey Company

Julie Monagle, Beneo, Inc.

Joe Sofia, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Kimberly Stangl, The Hershey Company

Mission:

  • Ensure the adequate number of board directors and committee chairs are as written in the association bylaws.

Chair: Barry Glazier, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Steve Marcanello, retired Asher’s Chocolates

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK USA

Mission:

  • Produce a high-quality annual production conference for the industry and maintain this event’s status as the signature event for the association and one of the premier technical conferences for the industry.

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Chair: Rose Potts, Blommer Chocolate Company

Vice Chair: Tom Houlihan, Guittard Chocolate Company

Program Chair: Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Program Co-Chair: Cynthia Angelo, Givaudan Flavors

Amy Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

Serena Bitzer, The Hershey Company

Sean Burns, Sollich NA

Chelsey Castrodale, Clasen Quality Chocolate

Diane Douglas, Concord Foods, Inc.

Tracey Duffey, ofi

Zachary Freed, ofi

Colleen Dommel, The Hershey Company

Binu Eapen, AAK USA

Pam Gesford, The Hershey Company

Sarah Houle, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Christina Jenkins, Barry Callebaut

Steve Marcanello, retired Asher’s Chocolates

Ed Minson, Tate & Lyle

Reg Ohlson, retired, Mars Inc.

Angie Sanchez, ofi

Gail Schippman, retired, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut USA

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Abdoulaye Traore, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Advisors – Special Projects

Steve Genzoli, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Shawn Houser-Fedor, The Hershey Company

Mission:

  • Facilitate, promote and direct scientific research fundamental to the confectionery manufacturing issues of PMCA members.
  • In so doing, liaise with other PMCA committees, other associations and suppliers on research needs and transfer learning to the general membership.
  • Through the promotion of graduate research, encourage academic institutions to maintain a flow of high-quality research and talent to benefit the confectionery industry.

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Chair: Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut

Allison Brown, The Hershey Company

Amy DeJong, Mars Wrigley

Jenna Derhammer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Eric James, Eurofins

Philippe Levresse, Roquette America

Silvana Martini, Utah State University

Paige Palmieri, Ferrara Candy Company

Nigel Sanders, Smart Confectionery Solutions

Craig Savage, Firmenich, Inc.

Ed Seguine, Seguine Cacao Cocoa & Chocolate Advisors

Eric Shinsato, Ingredion Inc.

Xiaoying Wang, PhD, The Hershey Company

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK USA

Mission:

  • Reach out to students of food science and technology to demonstrate how important the industry is.
  • Invite students to attend PMCA’s annual production conference.

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Chair: Carly Meck, Blommer Chocolate Company

Heather Arentz, The Hershey Company

Monica Caparosa, Ferrero

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Kristina Cross, Barry Callebaut

Mark Freeman, Domino Foods

Barry Glazier, Mars Wrigley

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Steve Marcanello, retired Asher’s Chocolates

Jamie Matthews, Beneo, Inc.

Patrick Reed, Clasen Quality Chocolate

Angie Sanchez, ofi

Laura Santo, Blommer Chocolate Company

Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut

Jenna Schowalter, Bell Flavors & Fragrances

Ashley Searing, The Hershey Company

Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli USA

Mission:

This committee’s mission is to create and fulfill a long-term growth strategy for PMCA and its activities throughout the region.

To join this committee please email info@pmca.com

Chair: Rebecca Kuehn, Guittard Chocolate Company

Elizabeth Clair, Barry Callebaut

Thalia Hohenthal, Guittard Chocolate Company

Bret Horace, Palmer Holland

Sarah Houle, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Christina Jenkins, Barry Callebaut

Tom LeClair, Jerome & Horner

Laura Muller, AAK USA

Charles Quinto, Blommer Chocolate Company

Laura Santo, Blommer Chocolate Company

Silvana Martini, Utah State University

Tom Welsch, AAK USA

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK, USA