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chocolate & decorating
SCHARFFEN BERGER MANAGEMENT
Chris Spirko, general manager/chief financial officer,
experienced finance and operations leader from Mars
Inc & Heinz
Jim Harris, executive chairman, was part of the original
Scharffen Berger leadership team that took this
brand from a small artisan name to big enough for
Hershey to purchase it. He is excited to be back and
helping reinvigorate Scharffen Berger.
the new
Scharffen Berger
The chocolate industry is undergoing a massive growth spurt
thanks to consumer-driven enhancements and increasing demand
for greater variety. No stranger to this trend, Scharffen
Berger Chocolate Maker, now back to private ownership, is
poised for a dramatic increase in business and exposure thanks
to a vast array of new projects that management expects to
deliver tremendous innovation ahead.
" This is an exciting time, " says Chris Spirko, general manager/
chief financial officer for Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker.
Earlier this year, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker announced
its return to private ownership, marking a seismic
shift in the 25-year-history of America's original craft chocolate
brand. Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker was recently
purchased for an undisclosed sum from The Hershey Company,
where it has been held since 2005. The brand and manufacturing
have relocated to a new craft facility in Ashland, Ore.
Current research by Scharffen Berger reveals that consumers
are purchasing and eating higher quality chocolates, a situation
that places even greater demand on chocolate makers to
find the highest-quality sources.
" We are going to broaden our cocoa sourcing, " Spirko explains.
" We are going back to what we do best - getting the
best beans to make the best chocolate. We want to build and
create an amazing flavor profile. We are going to learn what
consumers want and need, and we can make changes very
quickly. "
A wide range of new projects are being explored, including
nibs and a mocha bar. There will be new pack sizes and flavors.
Spirko explains there are numerous partners they can work
with in the future, noting " we can make changes pretty easily. "
" What is making us state-of-the-art is our new small-batch,
bean-to-bar facility in Ashland, " Spirko explains.
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Consultants - all with notable chocolate pedigrees
Ray Major, consulting Master Chocolate Maker. Major
has been in the confections industry for more than 45
years. He brings his extensive cacao sourcing, cocoa
production, processing and chocolate making expertise
to bear, helping the company to build on the work
he did with the brand while at The Hershey Company.
Wade Latz, consulting engineer. Latz, an MBA and
electrical engineer, spent 35 years at The Hershey
Company, where he led global engineering for 10
years and was responsible for the entire US supply
chain including engineering, manufacturing and all
production planning and scheduling.
Peter Lord, consulting engineer. Lord, a chemical engineer,
spent 40 years at The Hershey Company where
he designed some of the largest and most advanced
chocolate making systems in the world, producing as
much as a million pounds of chocolate a day.
SCHARFFEN BERGER
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