Tuesday, March 30, 2021
President & CEO
Perfetti Van Melle North America
Young professionals in the Greater Cincinnati region are invited to attend the virtual EACC Young Professionals Executive Insights event on March 30 featuring Sylvia Buxton, President & CEO, Perfetti Van Melle North America.
Please note this event will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams.
About Sylvia Buxton
Sylvia Buxton is a strategic global executive with more than three decades of experience in fast moving consumer goods, shepherding high profile businesses and brands such as Mentos, Hershey's, Reese's, and Airwick. Sylvia's career spans the U.S. and Canada, as well as global and regional roles. She currently leads the North American business unit of more than 900 employees across the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Perfetti Van Melle, the second largest global candy and chewing gum manufacturer.
Prior to Perfetti Van Melle, she was Senior Director of Marketing at the Hershey Company, where she led Hershey's chocolate brands in Canada, Latin America and World Travel Retail. She started her career in Canada at Reckitt Benckiser. You can find Sylvia's full bio here.
About Perfetti Van Melle
Perfetti Van Melle is a privately owned company, producing and distributing candies and chewing gums in more than 150 countries worldwide.
Employing over 17,000 people and operating 37 companies throughout the world, Perfetti Van Melle has a true global reach: it is present in the Asia Pacific Region, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas
The industrial adventure of Perfetti Van Melle began many years ago, but it was in March 2001 that the current Group was set up through the merger of Perfetti Spa and Van Melle N.V. In July 2006 the Group acquired the Spanish company Chupa Chups S.A., famous all over the world for its lollypops.
Perfetti's global brands include Mentos, Chupa Chups, and Alpenliebe. Other brands are extremely popular in regional markets with innovative tastes that match local preferences.
Locally, Perfetti Van Melle USA is located in Erlanger, KY.
About the Executive Insights Series:
The Executive Insight Series offers exclusive events where young professionals have the opportunity to connect with top-level global business executives in the Greater Cincinnati region. Attendees have the opportunity to hear the featured executive share his or her career journey, while also discussing professional development, career success, and what it means to be a future global leader. Each event also includes a question and answer session.
Who are the EACC Young Professionals?
The Young Professionals of the EACC are dynamic, internationally-minded 21-35 year old individuals, who connect with European business and culture through a series of social and professional development events.