Ross Born, Co-CEO of Just Born Inc., has been inducted into The Candy Hall of Fame in Tampa, Fla.
The Candy Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of industry leaders from across the world, each year inducting up to 12 people, selected from numerous nominations of candy brokers, sales personnel, manufacturers, retail buyers, wholesalers, industry suppliers, retail confectioners and others allied to the industry.
Past inductees include industry legends from the U.S., Brazil, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and England.
The National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA) hosts the annual Candy Hall of Fame induction ceremony each fall, at which it recognizes the achievements of these industry leaders. The Hall of Fame inductions take place at a black-tie banquet attended by hundreds of NCSA members, along with inductees’ families, friends and supporters.
Born has been active in the confectionery industry since 1978, when he entered the family business. He serves as the company’s co-CEO alongside his cousin David Shaffer, with whom he has worked for the past 31 years. Born is active in the confectionery business, working with the National Confectioners Association (for more than 20 years in a variety of positions. He is currently the ex-officio chairman.