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Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: 847.541.3663
Scott Thurber (L), Diane Groth (C) and Craig Thurber (R) at a recent IFT Suppliers Night

Craig Thurber
Principal of the company, Craig joined in 1975 after 2 years with a Fortune 500 company.  With over 40 years experience, he is a 3 time elected officer of the Chicago Section of Institute of Food Technology (IFT), a member of American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT), past President of the FIND Group, a nationwide food ingredient sales network organization and has presided over the recent rapid growth of the company.

Diane Groth
After years of working in the offices of Chrysler Financial and Allstate Insurance, Diane joined The Thurber Company in 1995.  Currently, she is the Officer Manager and an Ingredient Sales Representative.  Also, she is a member of Food Executive Women (FEW) and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and AACT.  As Diane says, “At The Thurber Company, customer service is not a department – it is an attitude.”

Brian Thurber
After joining the business in 2010, Brian became the fourth generation of Thurber’s to join the company.  He is active with Chicago Section IFT, particularly the IFT New Professionals Group. Brian is the first fourth generation member of the Candy Production Club of Chicago. He looks forward to living up to the expectations and traditions that have made the Thurber Company what it is today.


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