Blommer Chocolate Co. made three key changes in its research and development, quality assurance and operations departments.

Shane Benedict joined the company as corporate director, research and development. He will be located in East Greenville, Pa., and have company-wide R&D and QA responsibilities.  

Marlene Stauffer has been appointed to the position of director, quality assurance and regulatory compliance. In this expanded role, she will provide corporate guidance and recommendations to senior management, quality assurance and research and development teams on regulatory issues affecting food-related industries.

Moreover, Chris Milligan has been promoted to operations manager. With this expanded role Milligan will assume additional management responsibility for sanitation and plant QA functions.  This change will support East Greenville operations in alignment of goals and strong teambuilding opportunities.

The company is based in Chicago.