Barry Callebaut has appointed Michael Regan as the company’s new sales manager for the West Coast industrial region.

Based out of Oregon, Regan brings more than 20 years of experience in the chocolate industry, with past job experiences at Debelis Corp., Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., Danisco/Cultor, and Nestlé.

His most recent job was with chocolate manufacturer Debelis, where he served as the sales director for North America. While there, he also managed the Belcolade product line and initiated many of the organic and nutritional products successfully brought to market during his six-year tenure at the company.

“We are very pleased that Michael has decided to join the Barry Callebaut team,” says Mark Freeman, v.p. of food manufacturing regional accounts, Barry Callebaut, North American region. “He will be a true asset given his extensive experience within the chocolate industry and diverse functional background,”

Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products.