EACC Company Briefing & Networking: Perfetti Van Melle USAName: EACC Company Briefing & Networking: Perfetti Van Melle USADate: June 27, 2018Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDTEvent Description:
The EACC is excited to partner with Perfetti Van Melle USA for the June 2018 Company Briefing & Networking Series.
The event will provide an overview of Perfetti Van Melle's local and global operations, as well as a broader group discussion of the challenges of recruiting and retaining a high quality, highly-skilled workforce. The visit will also include a tour of Perfetti Van Melle USA's operations and time for networking.
Mehmet Yuksek, President & CEO, Perfetti Van Melle North America
James Biro, VP for Supply Chain, Perfetti Van Melle North America
About Perfetti Van Melle
Perfetti Van Melle is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and marketers of confectionery and chewing gum. Always innovating what confection can do, Perfetti continues to create imaginative products and brands that are enjoyed in more than 150 countries around the world.
In 1946, brothers Ambrogio and Egidio Perfetti started producing sweets in a town outside Milan, Italy. Following World War II, the brothers created Italy’s first chewing gum brand, Brooklyn. Fashioned after the chewing gum that American GIs shared during the war, Brooklyn features New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge on the wrapper.
In 1900 in Breskens, The Netherlands, Izaak Van Melle had begun operating a small confectionery business by converting his father’s bakery, a bakery that had already been operating for more than 60 years.
Now, more than a century later, Perfetti Van Melle delights consumers around the world with extraordinary candies and chewing gums.
Perfetti's Erlanger, KY office and manufacturing facility are headquarters for Perfetti Van Melle USA. Here the company manufactures Airheads Bars, Airheads Xtremes Belts and Bites, and packages Mentos Gum.