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Committees 2018-10-11T17:09:40+00:00

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Mission: This group has been tasked with determining a direction to continue providing increased value for our members, such as:

  • What the annual production conference should look like as we move into the future
  • How can we attract and retain more geographically diverse attendees
  • What new formats will attract new attendees to further fulfill PMCA’s mission, vision and promote brand essence in the conference and other events

Chair: Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Elizabeth Clair, Barry Callebaut

Qiaoqiao Dai, Callisons

Mark Freeman, Shank’s Extracts

Tom Houlihan, Guittard Chocolate Company

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Carly Meck, Blommer Chocolate Company

Tom Scott, Catty Corporation

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

Emma Afshin, Barry Callebaut

Susie Donnelly, Mars Chocolate

Zachary Freed, AAK

Terry Gross, The Warrell Corporation

Mark Heim, R. Mark Heim Confectionery Consulting

Randy Hofberger, R&D Candy Consultants

Brad McGlaughlin, Wolfgang Candy Company

Rich Milker, Factory LLC

Joe Sofia, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Dongming Tang, The Hershey Company

Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli USA

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

Kristina Ultsch, Zachary Confections

Walt Vink, Vink Associates, Inc.

Kim Yoder, Barry Callebaut

Mission:

  • Produce a successful and fun Annual Member Golf Tournament with excess reserves for the Student Outreach Program.

Chair: Joe Mize, Beneo 

Bill Fawley, Royal Sugar

Ellen Fox, Zitner’s Candy

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

Philip Cartier, retired, The Hershey Company

Brandon Jahner, Foresight Food Research

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Antoinette Sankar, Cocoa Research Centre

Adrian Timms, ATimms Consulting LLC

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

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

David Hess, retired, The Warrell Corporation

Tom Houlihan, Guittard Chocolate Company

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Edward Minson, Tate & Lyle

Rose Potts, Blommer Chocolate Company

Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK USA

De Facto Members:

Erin Fleming, Mars Chocolate NA

Carly Meck, Blommer Chocolate Company

Mission:

This committee aims to fulfill a long-term membership and marketing growth strategy and to promote and develop association awareness and membership throughout the global confectionery and food industries.

Chair: Mark Freeman, Shank’s Extracts

Tom Elsinghorst, Tomric

Erin Fleming, Mars Chocolate NA

Tom Houlihan, Guittard Chocolate Company

Patrick Hurley, Spangler Candy Company

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Balaji Santhanam, The Hershey Company

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Adam Stearns, Driam USA, Inc.

Dennis Tagarelli, AAK

Adrian Timms, ATimms Consulting LLC

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK

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

Co-Chair: Barry Glazier, Mars Chocolate NA

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, Foresight Food Research

Mike Allured, MC/Manufacturing Confectioner

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Meriel Harwood, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Philippe Levresse, Roquette America

Anne Puzak, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

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

Chelsey Castrodale, Clasen Quality Coatings

Qiaoqiao Dai, Callisons

Diane Douglas, Concord Foods, Inc.

Pam Gesford, The Hershey Company

Amy Hartman

Patrick Hurley, Spangler Candy Company

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Didem Icoz, Ingredion Inc.

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Kervin Martin, retired, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Ed Minson, Tate & Lyle

Reg Ohlson, retired, Mars Inc.

Rich Salotto, Capol LLC

Angie Sanchez, Barry Callebaut

Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company

Advisors – Special Projects

Steve Genzoli, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Shawn Houser-Fedor, The Hershey 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, Eurofins

Philippe Levresse, Roquette America

Jeff Plodzien, Sensient Colors LLC

Ramesh Reddy, AAK

Nigel Sanders, Smart Confectionery Solutions

Ed Seguine, Seguine Cacao Cocoa & Chocolate Advisors

Utkarsh Shah, The Hershey Company

Eric Shinsato, Ingredion Inc.

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

Pamela Gesford, The Hershey Company

Brandon Jahner, Foresight Food Research

Carly Meck, Blommer Chocolate Company

Rich Milker, Factory LLC

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: Carly Meck, Blommer Chocolate Company

Judy Cooley, Global Confection Connections, LLC

Kristina Cross, Barry Callebaut

Mark Freeman, Shank’s Extracts

Barry Glazier, Mars Chocolate NA

Bob Huzinec, The Hershey Company

Steve Marcanello, MILTSAM

Joe Mize, Beneo

Patrick Reed, Clasen Quality Coatings

Caroline Ryan, The Hershey Company

Angie Sanchez, Barry Callebaut

Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut

Jenna Schowalter, Bell Flavors & Fragrances

Ashley Searing, The Hershey Company

Nico Tomaselli, Lindt & Sprüngli USA

Ed Wilson, retired, AAK