In October, 12 individuals will be inducted to the prestigious list of industry leaders.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA), Teresa Tarantino, executive director of NCSA, announced in a letter the names of the 2013 Candy Hall of Fame inductees.
The following 12 individuals will be inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Tampa, Fla. joining a stellar list of industry leaders who have previously received the honor.
The 2013 honorees are:
Russell Berg, E.A. Berg & Sons, Inc.
Bob Boutin, Knechtel, Inc.
Bob Edelheit, Hanson Faso Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Larry Graham, National Confectioners Association
Pat Huffman, The Warrell Corporation
Mike Koch, Morley Candy Makers/Sanders Candy
Keith McDaniel, Wythe Will Tzetzo, LLC
Michael Rainey, Liberty Orchards
Michael Rosenberg, The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.
John Scardina, Eby-Brown Company
Leo Tanis, The Tanis Group
Dennis Witzel, Dennis Witzel Sales & Consulting
The Candy Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of industry leaders from all over the world. Each year, up to 12 inductees are selected from numerous nominations of candy brokers, sales personnel, manufacturers, retail buyers, wholesalers, industry suppliers, retail confectioners and others connected to the confectionary industry. Past inductees include industry legends from the U.S., Brazil, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and England, according to the Candy Hall of Fame Website.