The leading international trade association for the snack industry with over 400 member companies worldwide.

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AT A GLANCE

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. 

As the only snack-centric trade association, SNAC creates connections and opportunities and fosters collaboration across all industry stakeholders. SNAC International achieves this through three pillars:

ADVOCACY

SNAC is nimble enough to quickly mobilize on key legislative and regulatory issues at a moment’s notice and disciplined enough to have a laser-like focus on snack-specific challenges worldwide. 

EDUCATION

Only SNAC acts as an extension of its members’ staff, offering continuing education at NO ADDITIONAL COST beyond membership dues.worldwide. 

NETWORKING

SNAC brings the industry together in unique ways that build business and advance careers worldwide. 

SNAC INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Rob Sarlls

Chairman

President & CEO

Wyandot, Inc.

Fritz Kohmann

Past Chairman

CFO

Shearer’s Foods LLC

Dan Sifer

Past Chairman

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain/Contract Manufacturing

Herr Foods, Inc.

Mike Harper

1st Vice Chairman

Vice President, Finance & CFO

Rudolph Foods Company, Inc.

Greg Pearson

2nd Vice Chairman

CEO

Pretzels, Inc.

Leanne Oliver

Secretary

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

PepsiCo Foods North America

Ramiro Fernandez

Treasurer

CFO & Senior Vice President, Finance

Herr Foods, Inc.

Martin Hahn

SNAC Legal Counsel

Partner

Hogan Lovells, LLC

David Read

AEC President

Senior Vice President, Sales

Printpack

Elizabeth Avery

President & CEO

703-836-4500 ext. 204

eavery@snacintl.org

SNAC INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Jeff Almond

AEC Secretary

Industry Manager, Snack Packaging

Heat and Control

Trace Benson

CFO

Old Dutch Foods

Joan Cetera

Senior Vice President, Communications

PepsiCo Foods North America

Shane Chambers

CEO

Truco Enterprises

Barry Fulmer

Director of Purchasing

Keystone Food Products, Inc.

Phil Gusmano

Vice President, Purchasing

Better Made Snack Foods, Inc.

Bernard Kreilmann

President & CEO

Eagle Family Foods, LLC

Burke Raine

Vice President & General Manager, Snacks

Conagra Brands

Michelle Reardon

Vice President, Communications

Campbell Snacks Division

Campbell Soup Company

Megan Reamer

Co-Founder & CEO

Jackson’s Honest

Mio Sakata

President & COO

Calbee North America

Justin Spannuth

Vice President & COO

Unique Snacks

Todd Staub

Executive Vice President – Chief Administration Officer

Utz Quality Foods, LLC

Chad McDonald

AEC Past President

Senior Vice President of Sales

Bryce Corporation

Lisa Stern

AEC 1st Vice President

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

LifeSpice

Tina Hacker

AEC 2nd Vice President

Sales Account Manager – Specialty Powders

Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Rocco Fucetola

AEC Director-at-Large

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Blueprint Automation

Héctor De La Barreda

President

Amplify Snack Brands

Kraig Rawls

CEO

Warnock Food Products

ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

David Read

AEC President

Senior Vice President, Sales

Printpack

Jeff Almond

AEC Secretary

Industry Manager, Snack Packaging

Heat and Control

Lisa Stern

AEC 1st Vice President

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

LifeSpice

Tina Hacker

AEC 2nd Vice President

Sales Account Manager – Specialty Powders

Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Rocco Fucetola

AEC Director-at-Large

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Blueprint Automation

Cassie Edwards

AEC Director-at-Large

Account Manager

Kerry

Chad McDonald

AEC Past President

Senior Vice President of Sales

Bryce Corporation

Kevin Pecha

AEC Director-at-Large

Sales Manager

Azo, Inc.

Mike Cantore

AEC Director-at-Large

Vice President, Sales

Carolina Ingredients

Teri Johnson

AEC Director-at-Large

Vice President – North America

TNA North America, Inc.

SNAC INTERNATIONAL STAFF & DIRECTORY

Elizabeth Avery

Elizabeth Avery

President & CEO

703-836-4500 ext. 204

eavery@snacintl.org

David Walsh

David Walsh

Vice President, Membership & Communications

703-836-4500 ext. 213

dwalsh@snacintl.org

Paul Downey

Paul Downey

Director, Finance & Administration

703-836-4500 ext. 208

pdowney@snacintl.org

Jessica Hixson

Jessica Hixson

Director, Government Affairs

703-836-4500 ext. 205

jhixson@snacintl.org

Abby Valentino

Abby Valentino

Director, Industry Affairs

703-836-4500 ext. 201

avalentino@snacintl.org

Colleen Farley

Colleen Farley

Manager, Member Engagement

703-836-4500 ext. 203

cfarley@snacintl.org

Lauren Galida

Lauren Galida

Communications Associate

703-836-4500 ext. 210

lgalida@snacintl.org

Christina Briones

Christina Briones

Meetings and Events Associate

703-836-4500 ext. 206

cbriones@snacintl.org

COMMITTEES

SNAXPO PLANNING
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FORUM
MEMBERSHIP
POTATO TECHNOLOGY
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
NUTRITION WORKING GROUP
WinS (WOMEN IN SNACKS) STEERING COMMITTEE

CIRCLE OF HONOR

SNAC International is the leading international trade association of the global snack industry, representing snack producers and suppliers. “SNAC” stands for snacking, nutrition, and convenience–three key elements research shows reflect the habits of today’s consumer. Founded in 1937, SNAC has over 400 member companies worldwide. 

On April 1 at SNAXPO19, SNAC International announced the 2019 winner:
Terry Groff, former Owner and CEO of Reading Bakery Systems.

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