Crystal Lindell has more than 10 years of journalism experience, and worked primarily at daily newspapers before joining the Candy Industry staff in Dec. 2010. Now, as managing editor of the publication, she has come to enjoy eating chocolate for breakfast. Lindell holds a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois – Springfield and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Western Illinois University.
With more than 30 years experience in B-to-B reporting, writing and editing — the bulk of which was dedicated to covering the bakery, confectionery and snack industries — Pacyniak has chronicled changes within the food industry since the early 1980s. A Boston University journalism degree graduate, he worked for a variety of publications before joining BNP Media in 1994 as editor of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery magazine. In 2001, he took over as editor-in-chief of Candy Industry and relishes his role as the magazine’s “Candy Man.”