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Employment History

Vice Chair
The Hershey Company

Vice President
The Hershey Company

Vice President, Research and Development
The Hershey Company

Project Engineer and Section Manager
Frito-Lay , Inc.

Vice President of Worldwide Technology and Quality Assurance
Frito-Lay , Inc.

Vice President of Research and Development
Frito-Lay , Inc.

Research and Development Manager
The Dow Chemical Company

Project Engineer
The Dow Chemical Company

Vice President Research and Development
Quaker

Research and Development Manager
Princeton Packaging

Manager, Team
R&D

Affiliations

Board Member
Shalom House

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Shalom House ยป Board of Directors

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Mary Parsons, Vice Chair, The Hershey Company


Hershey Names V.P., Snack Platforms and Tech Center Operations

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JULY 12, 2006 -- HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Hershey Co. here said yesterday that ex-Frito-Lay exec Mary Parsons has been named v.p., snack platforms and tech center operations, effective immediately.Parsons will report to Dan Azzara, v.p., global innovation and quality.

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Parsons will be responsible for research and product development programs for Hershey's snack platforms.She will also oversee tech center operations and sensory science and insights.
"Mary brings more than 20 years of experience in product and packaging innovation, R&D, and consumer insight," Azzara said in a statement.
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Mary will play a key role as we continue to bring exciting new products to market and improve process and formulation on existing items."
Most recently, Parsons was v.p., research and development at Frito-Lay, where she led the R&D team responsible for innovation and process development for a wide range of snacks, cookies, crackers, meats, and nuts.Prior to this position, Parsons was v.p., worldwide technology and quality assurance at Frito-Lay, where she had responsibility for a team developing new snack products for international markets.
She joined Frito-Lay as a project engineer/section manager in 1987.Parsons started her career with Dow Chemical as a project engineer.
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Mary Parsons, Vice President, R&D, The Hershey Company


Parsons Joins ...

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Parsons Joins Hershey as VP Snack Platforms, Tech Center Ops

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HERSHEY, Pa. -- Mary Parsons has been named vice president of snack platforms and tech center operations at The Hershey Co., effective immediately. Parsons will report to Dan Azzara, vice president of global innovation and quality.
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Parsons will be responsible for research and product development programs for Hershey's snack platforms. She will build on Hershey's snack portfolio and set the strategic direction for product development in these areas. Parsons will also oversee tech center operations and sensory science and insights. She will work closely with the U.S. Commercial Group, the Global Growth and Innovation Group and the International Commercial Group.
Mary brings more than 20 years of experience in product and packaging innovation, R&D and consumer insight, Azzara said.
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Mary will play a key role as we continue to bring exciting new products to market and improve process and formulation on existing items.
Most recently, Parsons was vice president of research and development at Frito-Lay, where she led the R&D team responsible for innovation and process development for a wide range of snacks, cookies, crackers, meats and nuts. Prior to this position, Parsons was vice president of worldwide technology and quality assurance at Frito-Lay, where she had responsibility for a team developing new snack products for international markets. She joined Frito-Lay as a project engineer/section manager in 1987. Parsons started her career with Dow Chemical.


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For more detailed information on ways to characterize different generations at work, and for ways to encourage them to understand and work effectively with each other, for a copy of Mary Parson's slide deck: Generations at Work: Unwrapping Employee Potential. Mary is Vice President, Global Platform Innovation at Hershey Foods Company in Hershey, PA.

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