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Just Born Quality Confections Adds Chidi Alams to Executive Team

Experienced IT Executive Named Vice President and CIO of Family-Owned Confectionery Company

Bethlehem, PA — February 17, 2022 – Just Born Quality Confections, the maker of iconic candy brands PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® and GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS®, welcomes Chidi Alams to the company in the role of Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Alams joins Just Born from Team Car Care/Jiffy Lube, where he held the same role.

As a member of the Just Born Executive Team, Chidi will be responsible for establishing Just Born’s information technology vision and digital transformation strategy in alignment with the overall business strategy, developing the roadmap and leading all aspects of information technology and cybersecurity. He will provide strategic oversight for driving digitization, which will encompass business process automation and enhanced data/business intelligence capabilities. Chidi will lead the IT Team in continuing to build collaborative relationships with all stakeholders, while delivering top-notch customer service.

“Chidi is a visionary leader who will add tremendous value to Just Born in this critical role” said Just Born Quality Confections President and Chief Operating Officer David Yale, to whom Alams will report.

Alams’ extensive IT career includes roles at Expedia, Rackspace, Concentra and Exeter Finance before taking on the role of CIO at Team Car Care/Jiffy Lube where he led IT and Continuous Improvement.

About Just Born Quality Confections:

Just Born Quality Confections is a third-generation family-owned candy manufacturer with its purpose to bring sweetness to people’s lives.  Just Born is the maker of some of America’s most beloved and iconic brands – PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® and GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS®. In 1923, the founder, Sam Born, opened a small candy shop in Brooklyn, New York, where he marketed the freshness of his daily-made candy with a sign that declared, “Just Born.” Together with Born’s brothers-in-law, Irv and Jack Shaffer, the company thrived and, in 1932, moved its operations to Bethlehem, PA where it has grown to become one of the largest candy companies in the US by giving back to the community, being good environmental stewards and creating a culture where people want to work.

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