The Warrell Corp. announced several leadership changes in the new year, including a new executive v.p.
Kevin Silva was promoted to executive v.p., reporting to Patrick Huffman, president. Silva's responsibilities will expand to oversee all departmental operations.
The family-owned confectionery manufacturer, now celebrating its 50th year, made the changes according to the management succession plan it released in 2014.
Silva has been with Warrell for more than 23 years. His past leadership roles include the Pennsylvania Dutch Candies division, supply chain management, quality assurance and customer service and administration. He holds a BA in Economics from Gettysburg College and earned his MBA from Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business in 2012.
Silva will oversee other Warrell executive team members, some of whom are taking on new roles:
Robert Bard, v.p. of operations. Bard joins Warrell this year with more than 23 years of experience in the manufacturing business. He will direct Warrell's manufacturing, maintenance, engineering and supply chain management.
Richard Warrell, second-generation family owner and v.p. of sales and marketing. Warrell will oversee sales and marketing, customer service, client support and product development.
Susan Tandle, v.p. of administration and organizational development and former human resources manager. Tandle will continue to supervise Warrell's human resources department and administrative programs while leading the company's
continuous improvement and strategic planning efforts and total quality programs.
Osher Yam, cfo and v.p. of finance and information technology. Yam will continue his responsibilities for the finance and information technology departments.