William A. (Chip) Mann II
President / Co-Owner
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 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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Josh is from Kentucky, where he attended Eastern Kentucky University and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Finance. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky, he attended the University of Houston and obtained a Masters of Business Administration. From there he moved to Knoxville, TN to begin his career with Brunswick, Corp, which is where he was prior to joining Pretzels, Inc.
He came to Pretzels, Inc. in 2012 to fill the role as CFO. His strong finance background and thorough understanding of business and operations has allowed him to become a strategic partner and business leader to the organization.
He is married with two young daughters and resides in Fort Wayne, IN. When he isn't busy at work, he enjoys golf, reading and spending time with his family.