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Endangered Species Chocolate expands staff

Endangered Species Chocolate expands staff
Stephanie Wroblewski has been promoted to Midwest sales manager and Whitney Bembenick has been hired as research and development manager.

Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is pleased to announce that Stephanie Wroblewski has been promoted to Midwest sales manager and Whitney Bembenick has been hired as the company’s new research and development manager. These newly filled positions will allow ESC to build on the record growth the brand experienced in 2012.

Wroblewski was previously a sales coordinator for ESC and her new duties as Midwest Sales Manager will include increasing sales growth and revenue in the Midwest region along with expanding the brand in Eastern Canada which has seen tremendous growth in the past year.

Wroblewski’s previous work experience includes working in management positions at C.P. Morgan and Officeworks, Inc.

”With her experience in the sales coordinator role, Wroblewski already has a great grasp of the territory,” says Curt Vander Meer, CEO of Endangered Species Chocolate. “We’ve seen what she’s capable of thus far and know that her knowledge of the brand will be a strong asset in her new position.”

Bembenick is a Purdue University graduate and has over five years of food industry experience and was most recently a food technologist for Sensient Flavors in Indianapolis, where she had extensive chocolate training. Bembenick’s duties for ESC will include developing product innovations for the company’s existing product portfolio and expanding product channels for existing and new products.

“We are pleased to add Bembenick to our team,” says Vander Meer. “She has been our key contact at Sensient in the development of some new products that we will be launching in the next year and we feel confident that she will prove to be real asset to ESC.”

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