Tampa, FL — The NCSA Distinguished Service Medal was given to Michael Gilmore, vice-president of business development for Ferrara Candy Co., Inc., during the Candy Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony, held October 19.
The honor is given to association members who have committed years of service, dedication and hard work on behalf of the NCSA.
With more than 40 years of industry experience, Gilmore has worked in management and executive positions for Standard Brands, Inc., as well as CEO for Rowntree, Ltd., USA, in the ’80s. From 1988 until his retirement in 2007, he served as COO and director for Ferrero USA, Inc.
His industry involvement includes holding the position of NCSA president from 2007 to 2009 and that association's chairman from 2009 to 2011. He also served as chairman of the NCA in 2009 and 2010.
Gilmore thanked industry colleagues during the award ceremony, saying: “Having spent more than 40 years in this great industry, I have been blessed to have worked with and befriended many individuals. They have been truly inspiring to me in my work and leadership roles, as they give tirelessly to improving the industry and raising the tides of the confectionery category globally.”