ST STEPHEN, NB, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Ganong
Bros., Limited today announced the appointment of Bryana Ganong as the
company's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Bryana becomes the fifth generation of Ganong family to hold the
position for this storied Canadian company that operates its only
manufacturing facility in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
"Bryana's experience and expertise will help meet the continued growth
and success for the Ganong and Sunkist brands that have made this
company a household name," says Board Chair Hubert Saint-Onge.
"Bryana's proven record of leadership, strategy development, customer
service, team building, financial and relationship management will
continue to guide us through an ever changing global environment, while
ensuring the strong New Brunswick and Canadian roots that built this
company are never far from our minds."
Since joining Ganong on a full time basis in 1997, Bryana has worked in
a variety of roles throughout the organization including R&D, Product
Development, Contract Manufacturing, Marketing and Public Relations.
Her most recent role before this change was that of Vice President of
Business Development and Brand Marketing.
"I'm excited to assume this role as we continue to position our company
for continued growth and expansion," says Ganong. "Growing up in this
business has given me a foundation of experience and values that I know
will be extremely helpful as we continue to expand our markets, our
reach and our product development. I look forward to working with our
strong team, our customers and our board to continue our family
tradition of providing quality products to our customers around the
With these changes, effective August 12th, David Ganong, will be leaving
the position of President and CEO, after a combined total of 33 years
in those roles, to assume the newly created position of Executive Vice
Chair and will continue to provide active support and advise to the CEO
and the management team.
Nick Ganong will be moving into the new position of Vice President of
Sales and Business Development. In addition to continuing to lead and
guide the Domestic Sales team, the Contract Accounts group and Contract
sales will be the responsibility of Nick Ganong.
Nick joined the Company in 2003 after completing his Business degree and
has worked in HR, Production planning, plant floor management, supply
chain management and most recently VP Sales for Canada.
Established in 1873, Ganong has the distinction of being Canada's
oldest, independently family owned and operated candy company,
manufacturing all its products in St. Stephen New Brunswick.
Ganong has been a Canadian innovator of many chocolate and confectionery
products for over 140 years. From The Original Chicken BonesTM, DelectoTM boxed chocolates to Pal-o-MineTM and Fruitfull TM, consumers across Canada have developed a sense of 'sweet nostalgia'
for Ganong products that continues to this day.
Backgrounder - Corporate Bios
Bryana Ganong currently serves as Vice President, Business Development
and Marketing at Ganong Bros. Limited in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
A family-owned and operated Canadian success story since 1873, Ganong
Bros. chocolates and candies are sold coast-to-coast in Canada and
throughout the United States. The company also serves a worldwide
clientele through its online store at www.ganong.com.
Bryana began her career at Bell Canada before joining Ganong as a
Marketing Assistant in 1997. She rose through the ranks and has held
numerous management positions at Ganong Bros. Limited, exposing her to
many facets of the business. She is also deeply involved in the
company's expansion project, working with both internal and external
Bryana attended both McGill University and the University of Western
Ontario before returning to New Brunswick in 1997 to join the family
She is active in the community having mentored through the P.A.L.S.
mentoring program for seven years. Additionally, Bryana sits on the
Board of the Confectionary Manufacturers Association of Canada.
Today, Bryana lives in her hometown of St. Stephen New Brunswick with
her husband and three children.
Nick Ganong is the Vice President, Sales & Procurement for Canada at
Ganong Bros. Limited in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
For the past 10 years, Nick, a fifth-generation family business member,
has held many positions at Ganong in marketing, production, operations
He is a former member of the AHSC Region 2 Health Board; conference
member for the 2008 Governor Generals Canadian Leadership Conference
and a former Vice President of Enterprise Charlotte.
Nick is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of
Business Administration. He is also a devoted family man, living in St.
Stephen New Brunswick with his wife and two children.
Image with caption: "Bryana Ganong, the fifth generation of Ganong family to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Ganong Bros., Limited. Established in 1873, Ganong is Canada's oldest, family owned and operated candy company, manufacturing all its products in St. Stephen New Brunswick. (CNW Group/Ganong Bros., Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140428_C5345_PHOTO_EN_39666.jpg
Image with caption: "Bryana Ganong (President and CEO) with Nick Ganong, Vice President of Sales and Business Development. (CNW Group/Ganong Bros., Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140428_C5345_PHOTO_EN_39667.jpg
SOURCE: Ganong Bros., Limited
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