Ritter Sport Continues Its Build With Chris Avery as Vice President of Sales

April 24, 2024
Avery leaves Haribo for the newly established U.S. beachhead of the German chocolatier.

German chocolatier Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co., known for its Ritter Sport brand, continues to build out its newly established a U.S. subsidiary with the hiring of Chris Avery as vice president of sales.

Avery has more than 20 years of experience in the confectionary business. He comes to Ritter Sport USA from Haribo of America Inc., where he was vice president of sales. He joined that company in 2017. Earlier, he worked at Mars Wrigley and Ferrara.

Just last month, Ritter Sport USA was established in Chicago and Ralf Hilpuesch was appointed CEO.

About the Author

Dave Fusaro | Editor in Chief

Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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