The National Confectioners Association announced Paul Chibe, President and CEO of Ferrero North America, will assume the role of Chairman of the NCA Board of Trustees, taking over for departing NCA Board Chairman Kirk Vashaw, Chairman and CEO of Spangler Candy Company. The two-year begins immediately.
“The future of the confectionery industry remains bright, and it is important to have a strong and thoughtful leader like Paul as Chair of the NCA Board for the next chapter of our journey,” said John Downs, NCA president & CEO.
Chibe has 30 years of experience within the confectionery and consumer products industries. Prior to Ferrero, Chibe was U.S. Chief Marketing Officer for Anheuser-Busch InBev where he created the Budweiser Made in America concert series and launched the Bud Light Platinum and Rita brands.
The association also announced additional appointments to its Board of Trustees. Barry Rosenbaum, President of Nassau Candy Distributors, assumed the role of Vice Chairman of the NCA Board. And six industry representatives will join the Board, including:
- Sarah Atkinson, Atkinson Candy Company
- Lisa Brasher, Jelly Belly Candy Company
- John Brooks, Jr., Adams & Brooks
- Julia Birnn Fields, Birnn Chocolates of Vermont
- Troy Parris Pearley, Divine Chocolate
- Rachel Sweet, Sweet Candy Company