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Hershey appoints special committee to find next CEO as incumbent to leave on July 1, 2017. ©iStock/tupungato

Hershey CEO J.P. Bilbrey to leave post

By Oliver Nieburg

The Hershey Company has announced John P. Bilbrey will retire from his role as CEO and president, but he will continue as non-executive chairman of the Board.

Roger Agnelli

ABB Automation director dies in plane crash

By Jenny Eagle

ABB Automation has announced Roger Agnelli, 56, a member of the ABB Board of Directors, has died in a plane crash in Sao Paulo, Brazil, along with his wife and two children.

WCF senior advisor for Outreach programs Tim McCoy appointed acting president. Photo: WCF

World Cocoa Foundation names interim president

By Oliver Nieburg

Industry-backed cocoa sustainability organization the World Cocoa Foundation has appointed an interim president ahead of incumbent Bill Guyton’s planned departure.

Dr Url: “I commit myself to working with staff, scientific experts, European institutions, member states and stakeholders to uphold EFSA’s core values and to work towards more open risk assessment and further building trust.”

EFSA MGMT BOARD: "Bernhard will ...provide Europe with the best scientific advice to protect consumers from food-related risks..."

EFSA confirms Bernard Url as new chief

By Shane STARLING

Doctor Bernhard Url is the new chief of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) after its management board confirmed the acting-chief as its next executive director this week.

Mars VP to chair NCA event for third year running

Mars North America VP to chair Sweets & Snacks Expo 2014

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Mars Chocolate North America announced this week that its vice president of trade development, Tim Quinn, will chair the National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo for the third year in a row next May.

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is looking for a new chief after executive director Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle resigned to work in the French public service.

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