Managing Partner of Sollich North America, John became involved in the confectionery industry in 1984 after graduating from University in England. In 1986 John studied at one of Europe’s best known candy schools, the Borough Polytechnic in London and received the student of the year award.
In 1990, John relocated to the United States to establish a US office for an equipment manufacturer, subsequently purchasing the US business, J Holland Corporation, before forming Sollich North America along with Bob Limburg.
John is very active in the industry and has served on the PMCA Conference Planning Committee, the NCA Advisory Committee and the Candy Kettle Committee. He was the Chairman of the 1999 NCA Supplies Expo Committee.
In 2014 John was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame.