David J. West, The Hershey Co.

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David J. West - Power 50 Profile

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

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