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By Emily Bader,
A Newark-based manufacturer of matzo and kosher foods named a new CEO on Thursday. – (THINKSTOCK)

The Manischewitz Co., a large manufacturer of matzo and kosher foods based in Newark, announced Thursday it has appointed David Sugarman CEO and president.

In this role, Sugarman will head Manischewitz’s business strategy, develop customer relations and manage the company’s daily operations. He succeeds interim CEO Mark Weinsten, who was serving in the role until a successor was found.

Sugerman has more than 20 years of experience as a leading specialty food industry veteran. He most recently served as CEO and president of The Allan Candy Co., a division of The Hershey Co. Prior to that, he served as country manager for Canada at Sabra Dipping Co. He also held various positions at Billy Bee Honey Products and Succession Capital Corp.

“We are delighted to have David on board as his experience as a food
industry executive makes him a valuable leader to help execute the
company’s growth plans,” Brett L’Esperance, a member of Manischewitz Co.’s board of directors, said in a prepared statement. “David’s dynamic leadership and vision are great assets, which will substantially benefit the company.”

“I am honored to be selected as the next leader of Manischewitz, a company with such strong brands and a rich history,” Sugarman said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to working with the team and our customer partners to continue to produce the highest quality kosher products possible.”