Power 50 Ranking, 2010: 38
Title: President and CEO
Company: The Hershey Co.
Key Development: Outbid by Kraft for Cadbury; investment in modern manufacturing facility and core brand building initiatives.
What's Next: Focus on next century, which could include acquisitions, to better compete against bigger conglomerates.
While David J. West, president and chief executive officer of the Hershey Co., saw a bid to take United Kingdom confectioner Cadbury under Hershey ownership go to Kraft instead, he reportedly told the media that growth through a sizeable acquisition is still a possibility...More