Chicago — The Kettle Award selection committee has chosen three finalists for the 2014 award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed to the greater good of the industry, according to the award presenter Candy Industry.
This year’s nominees are Mike Bianco, senior vice-president of global operations and distribution for the Jelly Belly Candy Co.; Steve Hegedus, president, CEO and owner of Abdallah Candies Corp.; and Joe Dutra, president and CEO of Kimmie Candy Co.
Visit kettleawards.com/index.php/2014-ballot to cast a vote. The award will be presented during a banquet open to the industry at The Union League Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 20.
Caption: (from left to right) Mike Bianco, of Jelly Belly Candy Co.; Joe Dutra, of Kimmie Candy Co.; and Steve Hegedus, of Abadallah Candies Corp.