Clay Dockery named PLMA board chairman

Dan Ochwat
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Clay Dockery, vice president of corporate brands, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, has been named the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

Dockery was elected as part of the association’s Annual Meeting on June 29, which was held virtually in lieu of the originally scheduled meeting March 27 in Arizona. Dockery succeeds outgoing chair Lisa Manzoline, Reynolds Consumer Products.

Dockery has been on the PLMA board since 2012 and has served as a member of the executive committee since 2017. He addressed the board saying, “I am deeply honored by your confidence and support. It is the greatest privilege to stand today as your chairman, and to be entrusted to serve this organization and the store brands industry. This is especially meaningful coming as it does during these unusual times for the association and the industry as a whole.”

Also part of the meeting, Manzoline opened with a tribute to Brian Sharoff, who passed away in May. The June issue of Store Brands honored Sharoff, see it here.

Other news from the virtual meeting included the announcement that the Annual Washington Conference, originally set for October 5-6, will be a virtual event. More details to come.