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Leadership

William A. (Chip) Mann II
Co-Chairman / EVP Sales

Chip is a third generation pretzel bender - and second generation with Pretzels, Inc. He is the youngest of four children and the only son of Bill and Betty Mann, who co-founded Pretzels, Inc.

Chip joined the company after graduating in 1987 from Western Michigan University, which he attended on a golf scholarship. He majored in Business Administration and joined the company after a brief stint in the golf management business.

Chip's primary function at Pretzels, Inc. has been focused on sales development and customer relations. He continues to call on key accounts and is instrumental in product development. Chip is deeply involved in the Snack Food Association, sitting on many management workshop committees. He is also a member of the SFA Excom Committee and Board of Directors and will soon become SFA Chairman (a position held in 1993 by his father).

Chip and his wife, Kim, are the parents of three children who keep them busy with band, swimming, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, golf and family trips.

Steve Huggins
Co-Chairman

Steve Huggins has been with Pretzels, Inc. for 24 years. He is currently CEO. Steve has served on the board for most of his tenure.

He has served in many capacities throughout the company's history, including Production Supervisor, Purchasing and Production Control Manager, Vice President of Purchasing, Vice President and CEO.

Steve also served as a Chairman for the Snack Food Association Pretzel Committee and as Area Committee Chairman for Ducks Unlimited. He has been on the Hope Missionary Church board and was selected to judge the 2011 Fort Wayne Innovation Awards. He now serves on boards for Forgotten Children Worldwide Ministries and Wells County Revitalization and is a member of Vistage, The World's Leading CEO Organization.

Steve earned his BS in Management from Indiana University's Kelly Business School and graduated from the Business Leadership School associated with Strategic Christian Services in Santa Rosa, CA.

Scott Green
Vice President Sales and Marketing

Raised in a family rooted in the food and grocery industries since 1917, Scott Green's place in the food business seemed inevitable.

After graduating from Ball State University in marketing and economics, Scott began his food career with Beatrice/ Hunt Wesson. Then he transitioned from retail to marketing and product development for the food service distribution industry.

Later he would find himself in the food manufacturing world developing products for both retail and foodservice. Scott founded Direct Source Brands, a marketing and importing company catering to the food service industry. The company is still active today and managed by family members.

He began his career at Pretzels in 2010 as the Director of Sales and Marketing. "Working at Pretzels is a good fit for me. The company's culture and wholesome business approach is very refreshing and fosters long lasting customer relationships," said Scott.

 

 

 

 

 

 Scott Smith
CEO

Scott joined Pretzels, Inc. in 2015. Scott has been in the snack food industry since 2002, when he started with Shearer's Foods, Inc., a long-time customer of Pretzels, Inc. He was President of Shearer's from 2005-2013. He was most recently CEO of Spartan Foods of America, a manufacturer and marketer of the Mama Mary'sTM national brand of shelf-stable pizza crusts.

Scott has been an active member of the Snack Food Association, serving as Treasurer for several years and Chairman in 2012-2013.
Scott received his BS from Penn State University and MBA from Duke University. He is married with four children