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.

Chair: Peter Jamieson, Atlas Point Technical Services

Terry Gross, The Warrell Corporation

Mark Heim, Confectionery Consulting

Randy Hofberger, R&D Candy Consultants

Brad McGlaughlin, Wolfgang Candy Company

Rich Milker, Just Born, Inc.

Joe Sofia, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli USA

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

Walt Vink, Vink Associates, Inc.

Kim Yoder, Barry Callebaut

Mission:

  • Develop and maintain a user-friendly, membership-driven and informational portal for the confectionery industry.
  • Send consistent, well-written communications to members, press and others.

Chair: Mike Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

John Brooks, Jr., Adams & Brooks

Philip Cartier, retired, The Hershey Company

Brandon Jahner, I.P. Callison & Sons

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Antoinette Sankar, Cocoa Research Centre

Adrian Timms, ATimms Consulting LLC

Mission:

  • Produce a successful and fun Annual Member Golf Tournament with excess reserves for Research and Educational programs.

Chair: George Shapiro, Del-Val Food Ingredients

Bill Fawley, Atlantic Coast Commodities

Ellen Fox, Royal Sugar

Mission:

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

Chair: Adrian Timms, ATimms Consulting LLC

Mike Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

Stephen Blommer, Blommer Chocolate Company

David Hess, retired, The Warrell Corporation

Tom Houlihan, Guittard Chocolate Company

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Edward Minson, Natural American Foods

Rose Potts, Blommer Chocolate Company

Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK USA

Mission:

  • Expand and grow membership both internationally and domestically.
  • Keep membership dues affordable to the entire industry as well as provide programs for all size companies.
  • Spread the word about the benefits of membership and to encourage involvement of current member companies in a variety of association activities.

Chair: Patrick Hurley, Spangler Candy Company

Erin Fleming, Mars Chocolate NA

Tom Houlihan, Guittard Chocolate Company

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Peter Jamieson, Atlas Point Technical Services

Craig Savage, Firmenich Inc.

Adrian Timms, ATimms Consulting LLC

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK USA

Mission:

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

Chair: George Shapiro, Del-Val Food Ingredients

Mike Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Douglas Lehrian, retired, The Hershey Company

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Mission:

  • Provide increasing capability for PMCA service offerings to be made available for on-demand consumption.
  • Create opportunities for PMCA to provide its members with a gateway or conduit to “privileged” or “premium” content, access to resources and “solution-finder” contacts, etc.
Chair: Brandon Jahner, I.P. Callison & Sons

Mike Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Meriel Harwood, Mars Chocolate

Peter Jamieson, Atlas Point Technical Services

Philippe Levresse, Roquette America

Adrian Timms, ATimms Consulting LLC

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.

Chair: Ed Wilson, retired, AAK USA

Vice Chair: Rose Potts, Blommer Chocolate Company

Program Chair: Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Program Co-Chair: Cynthia Angelo, Givaudan Flavors

Mike Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

Serena Bitzer, The Hershey Company

Phil Cartier, retired, The Hershey Company

Qiaoqiao Dai, The Pennsylvania State University

Diane Douglas, Concord Foods, Inc.

Steve Genzoli, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Pam Gesford, The Hershey Company

Amy Hartman

W. David Hess, retired, The Warrell Corporation

Shawn Houser-Fedor, The Hershey Company

Patrick Hurley, Spangler Candy Company

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Didem Icoz, Ingredion Inc.

Leslie Kleiner, Roquette

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Kervin Martin, retired, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Ed Minson, Tate & Lyle

Reg Ohlson, retired, Mars Inc.

Tessa Porter, Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Rich Salotto, Capol LLC

Ed Seguine, Seguine Cacao Cocoa & Chocolate Advisors

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Abdoulaye Traore, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

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.

Chair: Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut

Brent Anderson, Wrigley

Shane Benedict, Blommer Chocolate Company

Jenna Derhammer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Eric James, Covance Food Solutions

Philippe Levresse, Roquette America

Ramesh Reddy, AAK

Nigel Sanders, Smart Confectionery Solutions

Craig Savage, Firmenich Inc.

Ed Seguine, Seguine Cacao Cocoa & Chocolate Advisors

Utkarsh Shah, The Hershey Company

Eric Shinsato, Ingredion Inc.

Mahesh Venkatachalam, Pfizer

Shannon Walker, Sensient Colors LLC

Xiaoying Wang, PhD, The Hershey Company

Mission:

  • Ensure the association’s relevance to a new generation of members and committee volunteers in a format they increasingly expect.
  • Facilitate interactions among students, mentors and others in execution of Student Outreach Committee activities.
  • Provide audience and speaker engagement in planning, during and after the annual conference.
  • Create opportunities to engage as committee members, and also to engage audiences and researchers in fulfillment of education and research activities.

Chair: Erin Fleming, Mars Chocolate

Amy Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

Mike Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

John Brooks, Jr., Adams & Brooks

Pamela Gesford, The Hershey Company

Brandon Jahner, I.P. Callison & Sons

Carly Meck, Blommer Chocolate Company

Rich Milker, Just Born, Inc.

Antoinette Sankar, Cocoa Research Centre

Adrian Timms, ATimms Consulting LLC

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.

Chair: Mark Freeman, Shank’s Extracts

Serena Bitzer, The Hershey Company

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Alan Cotich, Sconza Candy Company

Kristina Cross, Barry Callebaut

Lou Felice, The Hershey Company

Barry Glazier, Mars Chocolate NA

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Carly Meck, Blommer Chocolate Company

Patrick Reed, Clasen Quality Coatings

Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut USA

Jenna Schowalter, FONA

Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli USA

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK USA