On March 23, SNAC International business members unanimously approved a new slate of officers to serve on the executive committee, as well as a new class of directors-at-large to serve on the association’s board of directors. Rob Sarlls, president and CEO of Wyandot Inc. begins his one-year term as new chairman of the board.
On March 24, SNAC’s associate members approved a new Associate Executive Council (AEC) slate of officers, as well as two new AEC directors-at-large. David Read, SVP of sales for Printpack, was elected to serve as new AEC president.
“SNAC International is pleased to welcome a new group of leaders to serve on our board of directors and Associate Executive Council,” said Elizabeth Avery, president and CEO. “The incoming class of officers and directors represents a diverse cross section of our category and is well-positioned to ensure our member companies receive maximum value from their membership.”
SNAC International’s 2020-21 Executive Committee is as follows: Chairman Rob Sarlls; First Vice Chairman Mike Harper, VP of finance and CFO of Rudolph Foods; Second Vice Chair Greg Pearson, CEO of Pretzels Inc.; Past Chairman Fritz Kohmann, CFO of Shearer’s Foods; Past Chairman Dan Sifer, SVP of supply chain/contract manufacturing for Herr Foods; Treasurer Ramiro Fernandez, CFO and SVP of finance for Herr Foods; Secretary Leanne Oliver, SVP and general counsel of Frito-Lay North America; AEC President David Read; SNAC General Counsel Martin Hahn, partner at Hogan Lovells; and SNAC President and CEO Elizabeth Avery.
The following directors-at-large begin three-year terms on the board: Jeff Almond, industry manager—snack food packaging, heat and control; Bernard Kreilmann, president and CEO of Eagle Family Foods Group LLC; Megan Reamer, co-founder and CEO of Jackson’s Honest; Michelle Reardon, VP of communications of Campbell snacks division, The Campbell Soup Co.; and Todd Staub, EVP and chief administration officer of Utz Quality Foods LLC.
The 2020-21 AEC slate is as follows:
AEC officers, in addition to Read and Almond: Past President Sean Shanley, VP of business development, Bryce Corp.; First VP Lisa Stern, SVP of sales and marketing, LifeSpice Ingredients; and Second VP Tina Hacker, sales account manager—specialty powders with Land O’Lakes.
AEC directors-at-large: Mike Cantore, VP of sales, Carolina Ingredients; Cassie Edwards, account manager, Kerry Rocco Fucetola, VP sales and marketing, BluePrint Automation; Kevin Pecha, sales manager, AZO Inc.; and Steven Wolfe, general manager—North America, TNA North America.
“We look forward to working with SNAC’s new Chairman Rob Sarlls, AEC President David Read and the entire leadership in the coming year to continue providing benefits to members across our three pillars of education, advocacy and networking,” said Avery. “On behalf of all members and staff, we thank Past Chairman Fritz Kohmann for his guidance during the past year, especially through this time of crisis over the past month. Fritz substantially raised the bar for member engagement and has set a new standard that will benefit the association for years to come.”
Founded in 1937, SNAC International (formerly Snack Food Association) is the leading international trade association for the snack industry representing over 400 companies worldwide, including suppliers, marketers and manufacturers. Upon its three pillars of education, advocacy and networking, SNAC is committed to connecting the snack industry to create growth and opportunity.