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Retail Confectioners International Inducts New Board Members at Annual Convention

Tuesday, July 5, 2016  
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Judy Hilliard McCarthy will serve as RCI's
President of the Board for the 2016-2017 year.

SPRINGFIELD, MO – July 5, 2016 – Retail Confectioners International (RCI) recently inducted four new members to its board of directors during RCI’s Annual Convention & Industry Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Each June RCI inducts new board members and recognizes the years of service from members whose terms are expiring. New RCI board members inducted in Indianapolis include:   

Chuck Castle, Tap Packaging Solutions, Grayson, Georgia
Joe Crevino, Sweet Mary’s, Pilesgrove, New Jersey
Jacques De Waele, Savage Bros. Co., Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Paul Wockenfuss, Wockenfuss Candy Co., Baltimore, Maryland

Additionally, Judy Hilliard McCarthy of Hilliard’s Chocolates in New Easton, Massachusetts was inducted to serve as the 2016-2017 president of the board of directors.

“Leading up to RCI’s 100th anniversary, it is an exciting year to be president,” says Hilliard McCarthy. “I look forward to welcoming the fresh ideas and perspectives of the new board members as we continue our mission of serving the needs of retail chocolate and candy makers.”

A complete list of RCI’s board of directors may be found on the RCI website under the About RCI tab. For additional information, including events and education courses hosted by the organization, please visit

Lacey Hesse, Marketing Manager
417-883-2775 or 800-545-5381




Retail Confectioners International (RCI) is a not-for-profit trade association serving the confectionery industry.  Based in Springfield, MO, RCI has represented the interests of confectionery manufacturing retailers and promoted public interest in these products for more than 90 years. RCI provides a forum for confectioners to network, share ideas and develop their candy-making and entrepreneurial skills. For more information, please visit