Just Born names Co-CEOs

Just Born confectionery company has announced that its Board of Directors elected Co-CEOs David N Chaffer and Gardner ‘Chip’ M. Jett Jr, David’s son in law, which will be effective immediately.

Just Born is a third-generation family owned candy manufacturer and today, is the creator of some of America’s well-known brands – Peeps, Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews. Founded in 1923, Sam Born opened a small candy shop in Brooklyn, New York. In 1932, the company moved its operations to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and has been family-owned since.

This decision ensures that next year, the company will celebrate its 100th anniversary under family ownership and leadership enduring into the next century. As David and Ross Born did for over 40 years, David and Chip will work together with David Yale, President and COO, to ensure the company continues to be a positive force in the industry and its stakeholders.

David’s daughter, Samantha Jett, will assume the role of Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, working to develop initiatives that will keep family values at the heart of the business to come.

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