• EACC Company Briefing & Networking: Perfetti Van Melle USA

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    Name: EACC Company Briefing & Networking: Perfetti Van Melle USA
    Date: June 27, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
    Event 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. 

    Featured Speakers

    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.


    Perfetti Van Melle USA
    3645 Turfway Road
    Erlanger, KY 41018
    Date/Time Information:

    Wednesday,  June 27
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT


    Registration is now closed.

    Registration Requirements:

    • Event is open to EACC members in good standing
    • Registration required; walk-ins not permitted
    Tour Requirements:
    • Must complete the Factory Tour Release form
    • Wear proper clothing – no shorts or skirts, pants are best. Lab coats will be given to wear during the tour.
    • Wear proper shoes – no open-toe, high heel or flip flops. Rubber soled shoes are best.
    • All hair will need to be covered – hair & beard nets will be distributed prior to the tour commencing.
    • All jewelry must be removed – watches, rings, earrings, necklaces, etc. Eye glasses are permitted. Safety glasses will also be given to each guest for the tour. 
    • No cell phones permitted on the factory floor.
    • No chewing gum permitted on the factory floor
    • Photography is prohibited during the tour 
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