NCA Announces New Chairman and Board Members

October 1, 2006
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NCA Announces New Chairman and Board Members

Ross Born, co-CEO of Just Born Inc., has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the National Confectioners Association. He succeeds Jim Conlan of Masterfoods USA, who had served as NCA chairman since 2004.
Born has been actively involved with NCA for nearly two decades. He has served on both the NCA board and the executive board and was vice chairman of the association from 2004 – 2006.
In other NCA news, Michael Gilmore, COO of Ferrero USA Inc., also began his new role as vice chairman of the board, while continuing to serve as the All Candy Expo Committee chair. Gilmore has been at Ferrero USA for more than 17 years and boasts 35 years of experience in the food industry.

Joining Born and Gilmore are three new executive board members and 12 newly elected board of trustees members.  Ross Born

NCA Announces New Chairman and Board Members
Ross Born, co-CEO of Just Born Inc., has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the National Confectioners Association. He succeeds Jim Conlan of Masterfoods USA, who had served as NCA chairman since 2004.
Born has been actively involved with NCA for nearly two decades. He has served on both the NCA board and the executive board and was vice chairman of the association from 2004 – 2006.
In other NCA news, Michael Gilmore, COO of Ferrero USA Inc., also began his new role as vice chairman of the board, while continuing to serve as the All Candy Expo Committee chair. Gilmore has been at Ferrero USA for more than 17 years and boasts 35 years of experience in the food industry.

Joining Born and Gilmore are three new executive board members and 12 newly elected board of trustees members.

Newly elected NCA executive board members for the 2006-2008 term:

Tom Joyce, vice president, customer and industry affairs, The Hershey Company

Liam Killeen, president /CEO, Storck USA

Richard Ross, president, Galerie

Newly elected NCA Board of Trustees members for the 2006-2009 term:

Scott Albanese, president, Albanese Confectionery Group

Eric Atkinson, president, Atkinson Candy

Ross Bainbridge, managing partner, Bainbridge and Associates

Rick Blommer, vice president operations, The Blommer Chocolate Co.

Scott Frey, senior vice president sales and marketing, Brach’s Confections

Mitchell Goetze, vice president administration, Goetze’s Candy Company

Pat Huffman, president, Warrell Corporation

Rick Kay, executive vice president, Sweet Candy Company

John Morrissey, president, American Food Products  

Linda Sahagian, president, Sahagian & Associates Inc.

Phil Shankman, president, Shankman & Associates

Jimmy Weatherford, president, Crown Candy Corp.

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