Tom Bowman joins The Warrell Corporation

Confectionery and snack manufacturer, The Warrell Corporation, welcomes Tom Bowman as Pennsylvania Dutch Candies director of sales and marketing. Bowman will be responsible for marketing and selling the Pennsylvania Dutch Candies line and expanding Warrell’s specialty distribution business.

Moonstruck Chocolate appoints new ceo

Dan Hossley, a 25-year veteran of the retail industry, has been named ceo of Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Hossley has served as interim ceo since November 2007 and now takes on the permanent position.
“Moonstruck is already recognized as one of the country’s top gourmet chocolatiers, and I am looking forward to helping grow the brand even further,” Hossley said.

Hershey Trust ceo retires

Robert C. Vowler, ceo and president of the Hershey Trust Co. for 12 years, has announced his retirement from the company, which manages $8 billion in assets owned by the Milton S. Hershey School. Vowler’s retirement will lead to the appointment of two other Hershey Trust executives: Vincent B. Rudisill, chief investment officer, will become executive of the trust; and Andrew G. Keefer will become interim executive of the trust services to individual and institutional investors.

Godiva appoints senior v.p., cfo and head of strategy

Godiva Chocolatier has named David Marberger senior v.p., cfo and head of strategy. Marberger previously worked as the cfo and executive v.p. for Tasty Baking Company before joining Godiva.
“Dave is not only a leader in finance, he is a balanced strategic business leader whose background will serve us well,” said Jim Goldman, ceo and president of Godiva Worldwide.

Healthy Food Brands appoints James Vasquez

After working for over 12 years in the confectionery industry, James Vasquez has joined Healthy Food Brands, LLC as director of marketing. In his 12 years, Vasquez has contributed to the design, development and brand building of products like Bazooka bubblegum, Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop and Juicy Drop Pop.

Blommer appoints signature line brand manager

Blommer Chocolate Co. has appointed Bob McCullough as signature line brand manager at the East Greenville, Penn. location. McCullough’s experience with the bakery and confectionery industries as well as his previous positions at Saputo Cheese USA and ADM Cocoa have given him outstanding food manufacturing sales experience.