Registration For Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event!

November 14, 2017 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

Perfetti Van Melle
3645 Turfway Road
Erlanger, KY 41018

The Sweet Success of an Automated Solution

Join us for an exciting event at the Perfetti Van Melle U.S. operations in Erlanger, KY. Perfetti Van Melle is a privately owned global company that was established in March 2001 through the merger of Perfetti SpA and Van Melle. It is one of the world’s largest confectionary groups with distribution in over 150 countries and marketing highly renowned brands like Mentos, Frisk, Chupa Chups, and of course, Airheads! Perfetti Van Melle’s corporate headquarters is located in the Netherlands. The U.S. operations are solely operated out of this Erlanger, KY facility, with truly global supply chain sourcing from 8 different companies, specifically making airhead bars, airhead extremes and mentos gum.

We will begin with a company overview led by James Biro, Vice President US Supply Chain, and then learn specifically about this automated facility, including a tour showcasing four new automated lines installed during 2017 .


Guest Speaker:

James Biro

Over the last 21 years, James Biro has had the privilege of building winning teams in Supply Chain, Product Launch, Operations, and Engineering in 2 countries with P&G, Mead Johnson, Kellogg’s, and most recently, Perfetti Van Melle as their Vice President, US Supply Chain. Born and raised in Mexico City in an Irish-American-Mexican-Hungarian household, James has relished in the richness of diversity that has surrounded my personal and professional life.

James states that he is constantly driven by the exhilaration of sparking teams to accomplish more than they (and others) think possible at the outset of a daunting endeavor, while excelling at building winning organizations bound together by clear and common strategic intent, and motivated by an inherent sense of trust, transparency and empowerment. Through this combination, James has successfully turned around, improved, and strengthened organizations of up to 1,200+ employees and $1B+ in revenue and projects over $50MM.

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