Nassau Candy’s Barry Rosenbaum named as new Chairman of NCA’s Board of Trustees

By Anthony Myers

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Barry Rosenbaum. Pic: NCA
Barry Rosenbaum. Pic: NCA

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Barry Rosenbaum, president of Nassau Candy Distributors, is the new chairman of National Confectioners Association having succeeded Paul Chibe, who vacates the chair a little over six months to take up a new position in Luxembourg with his company Ferrero, as Global President, Sugar Confectionery and Gums.

Rosenbaum moves from his previous position as the board’s Vice Chairman and chaired his first meeting as the new Chairman of NCA’s board of trustees at the end of October.

I am thrilled to continue my work with NCA on behalf of the confectionery industry in this new position​,” Rosenbaum said. “NCA has a long history of advocating effectively for the confectionery industry, and I look forward to working alongside the NCA team and my colleagues on NCA’s board to ensure the $37 billion confectionery industry continues to thrive.”

Additionally, Tony Jacobs, President of Bazooka Candy Brands, a Division of the Topps Company, is now Vice Chairman of NCA’s board of trustees.

In addition to their roles on NCA’s board, Rosenbaum and Jacobs will service as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of NCA’s Vision 2025 Task Force, which aims to better articulate and address the needs of NCA and the confectionery industry as part of NCA’s Thrive in 2025 strategic plan.

“The future of the confectionery industry will be defined by innovation and change, and with Barry and Tony, we will have the smart, decisive leaders at the helm we need to guide us through what lies ahead​,” John Downs, President & CEO of NCA, said. “I know that in working with them, we will be able to prime the industry for sustained growth and continue developing NCA as the thoughtful leading voice of the confectionery industry.”

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