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Farley's & Sathers appoints new president, COO

ROUND LAKE -- Farley's & Sathers Candy Company Inc. announced Monday that Elizabeth "Betsy" Owens has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

Owens joins Farley's & Sathers after more than two decades of general management, marketing and sales experience in multiple consumer products industries.

Most recently, she served as General Manager of Kenmore, the $3.5 billion home appliance division of Sears, where she worked to re-establish Kenmore's technology and design leadership through innovation and customer relationships.

Prior to that, Owens served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President for Rand McNally and Co., a privately held publisher of maps and navigation products, where she oversaw business strategy, new product development and marketing.

"We are delighted to welcome Betsy to Farley's & Sathers," said Liam Killeen, Chief Executive Officer. "This is an exciting time for Farley's and Sathers, as we continue to build on our industry-leading manufacturing capabilities and product portfolio by leveraging our beloved brands and distribution power. I am confident that Betsy's experience and track record of success in consumer products will be instrumental as we execute on our growth strategies."

"This is an exciting opportunity for me," Owens said. "Farley's & Sathers is a market leader, with some of the best brands and hardest working employees in the candy industry. I look forward to working with the Farley's & Sathers team as we work to accelerate growth, innovation and success."

Headquartered in Round Lake, Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality confectionery and gum products, offering full-line, full-service opportunities to all classes of trade in the United States.