Rich Ellefson | Director of Quality

Rich Ellefson | Director of Quality

I have had many experiences in the food industry working for Wells Dairy, Schwan’s Food Company, Rembrandt Foods along with consulting with many other prominent food companies over my 36+ year in the industry. I enjoy using my background in Quality, Food Safety, and Sanitation to work with Palmer Candy on continuing the growth that Palmer has experienced the last several years.  

I am passionate about Quality and Food Safety and ensuring that our customers enjoy our products each and every time they indulge.

I have lived in the area for over 36 years and when not making candy, take time for golfing, cycling and spending time with family, friends and involvement in our community.




Also in Leadership Team 2

Kelli Sander | Procurement Manager
Kelli Sander | Procurement Manager

I have been in the food industry for over 20 years, working in a variety of roles

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Hanna Reinders | Director of Human Resources
Hanna Reinders | Director of Human Resources

I've had the pleasure of working for Palmer Candy since 2011.

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Jeff Wilkerson | Purchasing Manager
Jeff Wilkerson | Purchasing Manager

I've been in the purchasing field for over 30 years and the past 13 years as the Purchasing Manager.  

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