MARION, OH, June 17, 2019 -- The Ohio Chamber of Commerce has elected Wyandot Snacks Chief Financial Officer Robert A. Wentz to a three-year term on its Board of Directors.
“Bob understands the needs of Ohio businesses,” said Andrew E Doehrel, President & CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. "His leadership roles at Wyandot Snacks, coupled with his background in finance, make him a valuable addition to our board.”
Wentz, who joined Wyandot as accounting manager in 1991, enjoyed successive promotions and became Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2002. During that time he has helped guide changes and growth that today position Wyandot as the preeminent manufacturer in the plant-based, better for you snack foods industry.
Wyandot President & CEO Rob Sarlls says the Chamber’s selection of Wentz is a perfect fit, especially during a time of rapid change for many Ohio businesses. “Our Company’s long-term presence in Ohio, and the solid reputation we enjoy among our national customer base, is testament to Bob’s strategic insights and financial acumen, as well as his ability to support innovation and growth,” Sarlls noted.
“As a native Ohioan, it’s an honor to serve on the board of this distinguished business advocacy organization,” Wentz said. “I look forward to working with the state’s legislative leaders and with my colleagues on the board. Together, we will strive to advance the interests of all Ohio enterprises, and to remind C-suite executives everywhere that Ohio is a great state in which to do business.”
Wentz holds an undergraduate degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MBA from Ashland University. A certified public accountant, he makes his home in Marion, OH.
About the Ohio Chamber of Commerce
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is a champion for Ohio businesses so that our state enjoys economic growth and prosperity. With over 8,000 members, we have been Ohio’s premiere business advocate since 1893.
About Wyandot Snacks
Wyandot Snacks is the nation’s foremost contract manufacturer of healthier, plant-based snacks – one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry. We make innovative, premier-quality products ranging from baby snacks to the leading chickpea snack in the world. Wyandot supports the continued growth and commercial success of our partners, providing turnkey support to brands from conception and development all the way to the shelf or doorstep. Our success derives from strong manufacturing support and the expert guidance of six food scientists. Based in Marion, Ohio, privately owned Wyandot is within one day’s drive of 60% of America’s snack consumers.