March 5, 2024

PLMA Announces Upcoming Launch of CEO Interview Series

The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) has announced the April 4 launch of a series of powerful online interviews with top store brand executives.

Lunch with Leadership – a companion to PLMA’s popular Lunch and Learn speaker series – is noon-time conversations with corporate leaders and industry trailblazers. Each executive will provide a detailed view of their organization now and where they believe it fits in the future of American retailing and the store brand supplier community.

The April 4 kickoff session will feature Harry Overly, President and CEO of Flagstone Foods. Following Overly, other interview subjects include Ann O’Hara, President, Huhtamaki North America (April 11); Lou DeMent, owner and CEO of Giovanni Foods (April 18); Camilo Romero, CEO of Luker Chocolate (April 25); and Joe Mollica, CEO of LNK International, Inc. (May 2).

“This new professional development program provides a unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business,” said PLMA President Peggy Davies. “We will explore the inner workings of a wide variety of PLMA member food and nonfood companies, particularly as they are described through the eyes of their CEOs.”

The overwhelmingly positive response to PLMA’s Lunch and Learn – now in its third year – was a motivating factor in the inception of Lunch with Leadership, Davies added.

The host of the new series is Michael Sansolo, formerly senior VP of the Food Marketing Institute, a well-known food industry speaker, author, writer and contributor to PLMA.

Each session will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET and run about 15 minutes. Registration – which is free for PLMA members and retailers – is required.

Interviews will be made available on PLMA’s website at Lunch with Leadership | PLMA throughout the year leading up to PLMA’s 2024 Private Label Trade Show, Nov. 17-19, in Chicago.

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