For Immediate Release
March 26th, 2013
Contact:
Natalia Wolting
Endangered Species Chocolate
317.387.4372 Ext. 133
nwolting@chocolatebar.com

Endangered Species Chocolate Promotes Internally
and Hires New Research & Development Manager

INDIANAPOLIS –Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) is pleased to announce that Stephanie Wroblewski has been promoted to Midwest Sales Manager and Whitney Bembenick has been hired as the company’s new Research and Development Manager. These newly filled positions will allow ESC to build on the record growth the brand experienced in 2012.

Wroblewski was previously a sales coordinator for ESC and her new duties as Midwest Sales Manager will include increasing sales growth and revenue in the Midwest region along with expanding the brand in Eastern Canada which has seen tremendous growth in the past year. Wroblewski’s previous work experience includes working in management positions at C.P. Morgan and Officeworks, Inc.
 
”With her experience in the sales coordinator role, Wroblewski already has a great grasp of the territory,” says Curt Vander Meer, CEO of Endangered Species Chocolate.  “We’ve seen what she’s capable of thus far and know that her knowledge of the brand will be a strong asset in her new position.”

Bembenick is a Purdue University graduate and has over five years of food industry experience and was most recently a Food Technologist for Sensient Flavors in Indianapolis, where she had extensive chocolate training.  Bembenick’s duties for ESC will include developing product innovations for the company’s existing product portfolio and expanding product channels for existing and new products.

“We are pleased to add Bembenick to our team,” says Vander Meer. “She has been our key contact at Sensient in the development of some new products that we will be launching in the next year and we feel confident that she will prove to be real asset to ESC.”

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About Endangered Species Chocolate
Indianapolis-based Endangered Species Chocolate is a mission-driven company that is passionate about chocolate and the environment. Endangered Species Chocolate is committed to providing chocolate-lovers with premium, all-natural and organic chocolates that are ethically traded and sustainably grown. Adding to the impact of each chocolate bar, Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10—percent of net profits to fund species and habitat conservation. A top selling brand in the natural food category, Endangered Species Chocolate offers more than 30 products. For more information, visit www.chocolatebar.com.