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At its annual meeting, PLMA also announced executive committee appointments and named six board members.

PLMA board elects Doug Bausch as new chairman

LNK International marketing chief takes over from Clay Dockery

The Private Label Manufacturers Association has tapped Doug Bausch, vice president of sales and marketing at over-the-counter pharmaceuticals maker LNK International, as chairman of PLMA board of directors. 

New York-based PLMA said Friday that Bausch was elected to a one-year term at the association’s 2022 Annual Meeting yesterday, succeeding Clay Dockery, vice president of corporate brands at Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, who chaired the association for two years and now serves ex-officio. On the PLMA board since 2017, Bausch most recently served first vice chairman.


“We are pleased to welcome Doug as chair of the board of directors,” PLMA President Peggy Davies said in a statement. “The association and entire store-brand industry will greatly benefit from his experience, expertise and insights.”  

Dockery was elected as PLMA chairman in late June 2020, when the annual meeting was held online due to the COVID-19 crisis. He took over from Lisa Manzoline of Reynolds Consumer Products.


Joining Bausch on the board’s executive committee are Kelly McGolrick, vice president of private label sales development at Lassonde Pappas, who was appointed as first vice chair, and Kristal Sevcik, vice president of business development at AmeriQual Group, named as second vice chair.  PLMA noted that Sevcik rejoins the board after finishing a three-year term in March 2020. 

Also appointed to the PLMA board on Thursday were Jeanine Antiporek, senior director of sales-West at Refresco North America; Anthony Biggers, vice president of private-label sales at Simmons Pet Food; Julia Buchanan, vice president of marketing and communications at Niagara Bottling; Tyler Cook, senior vice president of sales at Shearer’s Snacks; Daniel David, executive vice president of operations at Global Tissue Group; and Lauren McNamara, vice president and assistant general manager for plant-based food and beverages at SunOpta.

All were appointed to three-years terms, except Global Tissue’s David, who assumes an unfilled term for one year, PLMA said.

Broker and supplier representatives named to the board for the 2022-2025 term were Mark Cohen, senior director of marketing for FoodChain ID (supplier representative), and Anthony Schelich of Marketing Concepts Group (broker representative).

The trade group for the private-brand consumer packaged goods industry, PLMA represents 3,500 member companies in more than 75 countries.

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