NEW YORK — The Private Label Manufacturers Association said Monday that its Board of Directors has confirmed the appointment of Peggy Davies as PLMA President. Davies has been leading the organization as acting president since June 2020. Her confirmation was effective on June 11, and she will serve a three-year term, according to PLMA.
Davies was tapped to step into the role of acting president last year following the sudden death of PLMA’s longtime leader, Brian Sharoff, according to board chairman Clay Dockery, who is division vice president of corporate brands at Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA.
“We recognized from Day 1 that Peggy was well prepared to undertake the responsibilities of the position,” Dockery said. “It has been thanks to her deep experience and understanding of both the industry and the association that Peggy has proven the wisdom of that decision. She succeeded fully in not only honoring the legacy of her predecessor, but also in bringing new ideation and opportunities as well as to develop, promote and carry the association forward.”
Davies is an industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience. Prior to being named acting PLMA president last year, Davies served as PLMA’s vice president of association relations. She also served for a number of years on the PLMA Board representing Agrilink Foods, Inc. as well as McCain Foods USA, including two terms as PLMA’s Board Chair.
Davies said she is honored to lead PLMA and its diverse membership as the association looks ahead to its fifth decade of growth.
“We are now emerging from a most challenging year, and recent events have only served to highlight the association’s value and importance in service to the private label industry,” Davies said. “I am excited as we begin to lay out new plans to continue working together with manufacturers, retailers and others around the world to make the industry even better.”