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Vice Chair

The Hershey Company
100 Crystal A Dr.
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
United States

Company Description: The Hershey Company is a manufacturer of chocolate and sugar confectionery products. The Company’s product groups include confectionery and snack products, gum and...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

24 Total References
Web References
Shalom House » Board of Directors
shalomhouse.net, 21 Nov 2010 [cached]
Mary Parsons, Vice Chair, The Hershey Company
Hershey Names V.P., Snack Platforms and Tech Center Operations
www.progressivegrocer.com, 12 July 2006 [cached]
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
Virgo Publishing Announces Members of SupplySide West 2007 Advisory Boards
www.supplysideshow.com, 12 July 2007 [cached]
Mary Parsons, Vice President, R&D, The Hershey Company
Shalom House - Events
www.shalomhouse.net, 1 April 2009 [cached]
Board member Mary Parsons & husband chat w/ Board Chair Dan Christ & wife
Parsons Joins ...
www.cspnet.com, 11 July 2006 [cached]
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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