PLMA announces new board members, chair

The association has announced changes to its leadership after its 2022 Annual Meeting.
Zachary Russell
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The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) has announced changes to its leadership.

PLMA has appointed Doug Bausch, VP of sales and marketing at LNK International, as chair of its board of directors. The group also announced new members to the board.

“We are pleased to welcome Doug as chair of the board of directors,” said PLMA president Peggy Davies. “The association and the entire store brand industry will greatly benefit from his experience, expertise and insights.”  

Bausch was elected to a one-year term on April 7 at PLMA’s 2022 Annual Meeting. Bausch joined the board in 2017 and has served in various capacities, most recently as first vice chair. He succeeds Clay Dockery, who led the association for two years and now serves as ex-officio.

The announcements come following PLMA’s virtual trade show event, PLMA Global, which Store Brands provided coverage of

Joining Bausch on the executive committee are Kelly McGolrick, VP of private label sales development at Lassonde Pappas, who was named first vice chair; and Kristal Sevcik, VP of business development at AmeriQual Group, second vice chair. Sevcik rejoins the Board after completing a three-year term in March 2020. 

In addition to Sevcik, other Board members appointed on April 7 are:  

- Jeanine Antiporek - senior director, sales (West), Refresco North America 

- Anthony Biggers - VP of private label sales, Simmons Pet Food 

- Julia Buchanan - VP, marketing & communications, Niagara Bottling 

- Tyler Cook - SVP of sales, Shearer's Snacks 

- Daniel David - EVP of operations, Global Tissue Group, Inc. 

- Lauren McNamara - VP and assistant general manager, Plant-Based Food & Beverage, SunOpta 

All were appointed to three-years terms, except Daniel David, who fills an unfilled term for one year. Additionally, broker and supplier representatives were named to the board for the 2022-2025 term:  

-Mark Cohen, senior director, marketing, FoodChain ID (supplier representative) 

 -Anthony Schelich of Marketing Concepts Group (broker representative) 

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