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Ferrero’s Paul Chibe Named Chairman of NCA

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Paul Chibe, president and CEO of Ferrero North America, chairman of NCA board of trustees.

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) announced that Paul Chibe, president and CEO of Ferrero North America, will assume the role of chairman of the NCA board of trustees for a two-year term.

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Chibe most recently served as vice chairman and will take over for departing NCA board chairman Kirk Vashaw, chairman and CEO of Spangler Candy Company. Chibe also has 30 years of experience within the confectionery and consumer products industries. 

NCA 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. 

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

John Downs, NCA president and CEO, said, “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. I am grateful for Paul’s engagement, energy and commitment and I look forward to working with him and the full NCA board to continue to execute our strategic plan Thrive in 2025.”

Chibe said, “Since the outset of COVID-19, the confectionery category has shown incredible resilience and we’ll emerge from this challenging time even stronger. As a category and industry, we have an instrumental role to play as we move towards economic recovery and I look forward to working alongside my industry colleagues and the NCA team to advocate on behalf of our businesses, consumers, and communities in which we operate.”     

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