Former CASBA Member Awarded contract to supply for Delta Airlines

Congratulations to Byrd Cookies of Savannah, a former CASBA member, on being awarded a four-month contract to supply cookies for Delta Airlines.





Letter to CASBA Members

Dear CASBA Member:

We are rapidly approaching the end of the summer season and moving towards fall. This time of year seems to bring changes that many folks find exciting, as well as challenging. This time of year is also when most of us begin to think about the upcoming holiday season and the many plans that go along with them. The planning for meals, travel, gifts, who-needs-to-be-where-and-when. While the planning is not always the most fun part of the holidays, it is certainly a necessary part of making sure that each individual event is memorable and special.

We have been busy, as well, making plans for the upcoming 47th Annual CASBA Convention at the Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia, from February 14 – 16, 2016. Please mark your 2016 Calendar for these dates and get ready to make your plans to join us at this wonderful venue!

The Cloister at Sea Island holds a special place in the hearts of many longstanding CASBA members, as we held our events there many times since our beginning in 1970. In speaking with the staff and management at Sea Island, it is amazing that, even though we have not been there for 11 years, so many of them have fond memories and stories of the CASBA family and are very excited that we are returning “home.”

We have room blocks for CASBA members to reserve in the Cloister main building, the Cloister Beach Club, and a new separate venue a couple of miles away from the main resort at the Inn at Sea Island. We will also have a dedicated telephone number for CASBA members to make reservations directly with the resort. For the most updated information on the 47th Annual CASBA Convention, go to CASBA At The CLOISTER. Check in often, as we will be adding updated information and details for the annual meeting on this page as they become available. We will also continue the mailing out information and forms.

Here is the CASBA DUES INVOICE for the year 2016. We are happy to announce that the dues will remain at $275.00 for this coming calendar year. As always, this includes as many company representatives as you wish to bring.

I look forward to seeing you at the 2016 convention and ask that if you have any ideas or suggestions for our upcoming meeting, please share them with me or one of the other CASBA officers.

Best regards,

William Bennett

CASBA President


Click on the link below to check out News & Updates regarding the 47th Annual Cookie and Snack Bakers’ Association Convention at The Cloister at Sea Island, GA, set for February 14 – 16, 2016.


CASBA Presents Gift

Steve and Vicki Fehr with granddaughters London and Vail

Steve and Vicki Fehr with granddaughters London and Vail

CASBA has made a very generous Memorial Gift to MD Anderson Cancer Center in honor of Steve and Vicki Fehr.

Plane Crash Claimed Lives of Long Time CASBA Members

0It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share with you the tragic news that, on Sunday, July 25, 2015, a plane piloted by Steve lost power and crash landed, eventually claiming the lives of long time CASBA members Steve and Vicki Fehr.

Steve was the founder of Fehr Foods (now Abimar Foods) in 1992 before selling the company to Grupo Nutresa SA in 2011.

Steve and Vicki were long time members of CASBA and we will miss them greatly.

A memorial service was held for Steve and Vicki on Saturday, 8/01/15, from 2:00 – 4:00PM CDT at the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX.

Please join me and all of our CASBA members in prayers for the Fehr family and other loved ones during their grief over this tragic loss.

The 47th CASBA Conference Dates and Location For 2016 Have Been Set!

We’re Going Home!

From February 14 – 16, 2016, come and join your friends and colleagues in the Cookie and Snack Baker’s Association at the 47th Annual CASBA Convention as we head back to a place that is very familiar to many of our members, The Cloister at Sea Island, GA!

In the coming weeks, you will receive more information about the reservation, registration, and conference schedule in the mail, but please continue to check back in at the CASBA website as we will be updating this information online as it becomes available.

If you have any questions about the 2016 conference, please contact William Bennett, CASBA President, at (770) 565-1942 or

Looking forward to seeing many familiar faces, as well as many new ones in 2016!

Honoring Tom Lugar for 50 Years of Service

CASBA Honors Tom Lugar with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Lugar awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Pictured at the banquet was Tom’s wife, Sally Lugar, Senator Dick Lugar and a contingency of fellow colleagues from Reading Bakery Systems.


CASBA Inc. honors Tom Lugar for over 50 years of service to his company and the industry.

CASBA Secretary passes away, Son assumes same position

A beloved member of the CASBA family, Stuart Kriegermeier, passed away in October of 2014. Stuart’s ever positive presence, not only as a member of the CASBA organization, but as a truly good person will surely be missed by everyone. Below are several pictures of Mike Kriegermeier, Stuart’s son, accepting a plaque that was awarded to his late father. Mike was unanimously elected to assume his father’s position as the Secretary at CASBA, Inc.


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Former CASBA President to become CEO of Post

Rich Koulouris to become CEO of Post Cereals


It is with great pleasure that we announce that former CASBA president and Ralcorp executive has been called out of retirement to become CEO of Post Cereals.

Congratulations to Rich Koulouris!

New Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

CASBA is honored to announce the induction of Kermit Murphy into the Baking Hall of Fame by the American Society of Baking on March 1, 2015, during a special ceremony at Baking Tech 2015, in Chicago.  Along with Kermit, his brother, Pete Murphy will also be inducted.

The Murphy brothers founded Mother Murphy’s Laboratories in Greensboro, NC in 1946.

Kermit, along with his two sons, Kit and David, were loyal members of CASBA for nearly fifty years.