Round Lake, Minn.-based Farley’s & Sathers Candy Co., Inc. has appointed Liam C. Killeen chief executive officer. The company’s previous ceo, Keith Lively, will remain a member of the board of directors and stay actively involved in the company. Dennis Nemeth will continue to serve as the company’s president.

Killeen brings with him more than two decades of industry experience to Farley’s & Sathers, which expects him to enhance the connection between the company’s brands and its consumers in order to increase growth and profitability.

Killeen previously held three executive positions at Storck KG, as executive vice president, ceo of Storck North America and managing director of Bendicks of Mayfair. Prior to working for Storck, Killeen served as vice president of marketing for Perfetti Van Melle, marketing manager for the E.J. Brach Corp. and senior brand manager for Jacob Suchard Ltd.