P. Timothy Quinn
Class of 2012
P. Timothy Quinn has 33 years of experience in the confectionery industry. He was born on November 29, 1955, in Johnstown, PA, to James and Mabel, who also raised Miriam, Jim, Tom, Mike, Steve, John, Mary and Kevin.
Tim graduated from Bishop McCort High School in 1973 before attending Cambria-Rowe Business College. He earned an associate degree in accounting in 1976, before attending Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated in 1978 with a degree in business administration and marketing.
His first job in the industry was in his hometown working for Harry L. Helsel Wholesale in the summer of 1979. Tim joined Mars Chocolate North America in 1982 as an Account Executive and he has held numerous posts, including National Sponsorship Manager and National Sales Director. Since 2009 he has been Vice-President of Trade Development.
His father’s hard work and unselfishness in raising nine children had the greatest impact on his career, Tim says, and he attributes his success to a strong work ethic, persistence, a positive attitude and determination.
Tim reveals he continues to work in the industry because he loves Mars, and says his advice to someone starting out would be to work hard and have a positive attitude.
His honors while at Mars include being named Regional Broker Manager of the Year in 1989 and Philadelphia District Manager of the Year in 1992. Tim also received the Vice-President’s Award for Excellence in 1994, and the Mars “Make a Difference Award” in 2002 and 2003. In 1998, he was inducted into the Mars Tie Club.
Tim has served on the National Confectioners Association Customer Relations Committee, as an ex officio member of the Executive Board and was the 2012 Chairman of the Sweets & Snacks Expo Committee. He also is a member of the National Association of Convenience Stores Health and Wellness Committee.
He has no career regrets, but if given the chance, he would have spent more time with his kids as they were growing up. He has three children; Bridget, Brittany and Ryan.
Tim is an active fundraiser for autism initiatives and has been recognized by the Princeton Child Development Institute and The Comprehensive Learning Center, Inc. for his efforts.