PLMA Announces Upcoming Launch of CEO Interview Series

‘Lunch with Leadership’ Set to Premiere April 4

NEW YORK (March 5, 2024) - PLMA today announced the April 4 launch of a series of powerful online interviews with top store brand executives.

Lunch with Leadership - a companion to PLMA’s popular Lunch and Learn speaker series - is noon-time conversations with corporate leaders and industry trailblazers. Each executive will provide a detailed view of their organization now and where they believe it fits in the future of American retailing and the store brand supplier community.

The April 4 kickoff session will feature Harry Overly, president and CEO of Flagstone Foods. Following Overly, other interview subjects include Ann O'Hara, President, Huhtamaki North America (April 11); Lou DeMent, owner and CEO of Giovanni Foods (April 18); Camilo Romero, CEO of Luker Chocolate (April 25); and Joe Mollica II, CEO of LNK International, Inc. (May 2).

“This new professional development program provides a unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business,” said PLMA President Peggy Davies. “We will explore the inner workings of a wide variety of PLMA member food and nonfood companies, particularly as they are described through the eyes of their CEOs.”

The overwhelmingly positive response to PLMA’s Lunch and Learn - now in its third year - was a motivating factor in the inception of Lunch with Leadership, Davies added.

The host of the new series is Michael Sansolo, formerly senior VP of the Food Marketing Institute, a well-known food industry speaker, author, writer and contributor to PLMA.

Each session will begin at 12:30pm ET and run about 15 minutes. Registration - which is free for PLMA members and retailers - is required.

Interviews will be made available on PLMA's website at Lunch with Leadership, throughout the year leading up to PLMA's 2024 Private Label Trade Show, November 17-19, in Chicago.

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About PLMA

The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1979 to promote the store brands industry. With executive offices in New York and International Council offices in Amsterdam, PLMA represents more than 4,000 member companies worldwide. In addition to the Annual Private Label Trade Show in Chicago and its World of Private Label Trade Show in Amsterdam, PLMA provides annual conferences, executive education and professional development opportunities. Follow PLMA on,, and on social media: