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2017-7-31 Torie & Howard - T&H Names Walt Coleman Senior VP of Sales




NEW MILFORD, Conn., July 31, 2017 –Torie & Howard, a producer of organic and kosher candy, has named Walt Coleman as the company’s senior vice president of sales effective July 31.

Coleman is a veteran food, confectionery and packaging executive with nearly 30 years of sales and management experience. He will be responsible for executive management and leadership of all Torie & Howard sales activities and will help the company scale as it continues to grow rapidly with increasing consumer interest in organic and free-from products, said Torie Burke, company co-founder.

Prior to joining Torie & Howard, Coleman was senior director and vice president of WestRock Company, a global packaging organization, and had responsibility for developing the North American customer base for the company’s home segment where he also worked with large multinationals, such as French’s RB, Hershey’s and Proctor & Gamble. He previously served as WestRock’s senior director of customer development for global food packaging from 2012 to 2013.

Coleman also served as senior director of national account/grocery channel management and sales for Ferrerro’s U.S. confectionery operations from 2005 until 2012 and was director of national accounts at Chef Solutions, a private equity company of mid-tier prepared food companies. Previously, Coleman held senior leadership positions in sales and marketing for Coors Brewing Company and Coca-Cola USA, including as Coke’s global director of market development. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Virginia Military Institute.

Torie & Howard candy is USDA Organic, kosher certified, contains no artificial dyes, flavors, preservatives or genetically engineered ingredients, and is free from major allergens, including soy, wheat, gluten, nuts and dairy. More information may be found online at www.TorieAndHoward.com or by calling 1-888-826-9554.

About Torie & Howard:

Torie & Howard is a producer of all-natural, organic candy designed to satisfy consumers with discriminating palates who crave healthy, yet indulgent, snacks. The candy is USDA Organic and kosher certified and contains no genetically modified organisms. The company was launched by color consultant Torie Burke and interior designer Howard Slatkin in early 2012 with headquarters in New Milford, Conn., with a pledge to produce snacks in ways that are as health-friendly, eco-friendly and socially conscious as possible. The candy is available nationally through foodservice and 26,000 retailers, including Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, H-E-B, Kings, Balducci’s, Dean & Deluca, Earth Fare, Central Market, select CVS stores, and online at www.TorieAndHoward.com. More information is available by connecting via https://www.Facebook.com/TorieandHoward, https://Twitter.com/TorieandHoward, and https://www.Pinterest.com/TorieandHoward/ or calling 1-888-826-9554.

Source: https://www.specialtyfood.com/news/article/torie-howard-names-walt-coleman-senior-vp-of-sales-124604/

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