Wolfgang appoints new execs

Family-owned and operated Wolfgang Candy has named Benjamin McGlaughlin president and ceo of the 87-year-old company. Great grandson of the Wolfgang Candy founders, McGlaughlin went from management positions in two Philadelphia hospitals to managing partner at Wolfgang before taking on his newly obtained position.

“The key to Wolfgang’s future will be to remember and cherish our past while embracing paths that lead us into the future,” McGlaughlin said. “That means being willing to abandon some old methods and practices in order to adapt technology and attain efficiency. The key to doing this successfully is through our talented and dedicated workforce.”

In addition, Paul Anthony was appointed to controller at Wolfgang Candy, following his previous experience as controller for Holly Poultry, Inc. in Baltimore, Md. Anthony’s responsibilities will include “directing the financial affairs of the organization and preparing financial analyses of operations, including interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules, for the guidance of management.

He will oversee for the company’s financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records and the preparation of financial reports. He will supervise general accounting, cost accounting and the budgetary controls processes,” said a company spokesman.

Hershey promotes Saville to head up communications

Previously senior director, corporate communications for The Hershey Co., Kirk Saville has been appointed v.p., corporate communications.

“Saville has worked tirelessly to tell Hershey’s story both internally and externally during a time of unprecedented change,” said Charlene Binder, senior v.p., chief people officer. “Most recently, he has led the development of communications around Hershey’s new mission and strategic plan. Saville will continue to play a key role and work closely with the Hershey Executive Team as we implement our strategic plan and other company initiatives.”