Source: CandyRific/The Toy Book

CandyRific LLC, a candy and novelty distributor, has promoted Frank Puglia.

After previously serving as the company’s creative director for nine years, and working on CandyRific’s products for about 18 years, Puglia has now been appointed as CandyRific’s executive vice president of product development. 

“We are so impressed with the work Frank has done in his tenure at CandyRific and we are excited to see what he and his team will help create next,” says Rob Auerbach, President, CEO, CandyRific. 

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Puglia will now oversee product development for Hilco, since CandyRific’s acquisition of the brand in 2014, in addition to four designers for the company.

“It’s been a wonderful experience to grow in my professional career as a designer and to grow with CandyRific as the company has expanded,” Puglia says. “My goal is to keep developing innovative and fun products and pushing the limits of what we can accomplish.”

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Vivian Rousseau

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Vivian Rousseau is an Editorial Intern with Adventure Media & Events, where she writes for The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She is also currently a Senior at Rutgers University - New Brunswick studying Journalism & Media Studies. Vivian’s two previous internships have been in news writing as well, as she loves to write! When she isn’t writing or doing her schoolwork, Vivian is typically reading, at the gym, or soaking up her last year of college with her friends and sorority sisters!