For his significant contribution to the industry, Stu Harris, senior region manager for Just Born, Inc., received the Doc Reed Silver Candy Dish Award during this mornings keynote session.
The award is given to an individual in sales, marketing or general management at a candymaker or marketer whose effort shave improved the performance of the overall category.
Beginning his career in 1976, Harris has worked for Beatrice Confections, Leaf, Inc. and The Hershey Co. before joining Just Born in 2000.
The 2000 Candy Hall of Famer has been honored multiple times during his career, including the Just Born Leadership Award as well as recognition for Leaf and Revco. In addition, Harris has sat on the National Confectionery Sales Association board of directors since 2003.
“The fact that I am being recognized by my peers, many of the people I call on and work with, is very humbling and much appreciated,” Harris told Candy & Snack TODAY. “I have absolutely loved working in the industry my entire career. It has never been a job, but more of a lifestyle. It is like working with family to accomplish mutual goals and drive future success for the confectionery business.”