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NCA Announces Annual Industry Awards

Taylor, Hintlian recognized for outstanding contributions

Contact: Kate Shaw
(202) 534-1440

(Washington, DC) - The National Confectioner Association is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual confectionery industry awards:

Doug "DT" Taylor
2011 Distinguished Service Award
Read more about DT

Fred Hintlian
2011 Supplier Member of the Year
Read more about Fred

The recipients were recognized at last month's State of the Industry Conference in Miami, Fla. Both attendees were on hand to receive the awards from NCA Chairman Mitchell Goetze and Vice Chairman Bob Simpson.

"Doug and Fred both embody the best spirit of the confectionery industry," said Goetze. "When someone is passionate about their trade, it shows in everything they do and that passion is evident in both of our recipients this year."

Goetze noted that Hintlian learned Italian in order to be a better business partner for the European equipment manufacturers he represents as an industry supplier. "Those who know Fred are not surprised to see him demonstrate that level of dedication," Goetze said.

Taylor, meanwhile, was credited with helping NCA grow exhibit space and membership in the early days of the SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO® (then the ALL CANDY EXPO®) by encouraging manufacturers to participate. "He has always been NCA's cheerleader," said Simpson.

The Distinguished Service Award honors individuals who have worked tirelessly throughout their careers, often in cooperation with NCA, to benefit the candy industry in a lasting way. View a list of previous recipients.

The Supplier of the Year award celebrates a supplier member individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the confectionery industry through dedication and involvement in NCA and other confectionery organizations. View a list of previous recipients.

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About the National Confectioners Association (NCA) - The National Confectioners Association fosters industry growth by advancing the interests of the confectionery industry and its customers. Serving as the voice of the industry, the Association advocates for the needs of the industry before government bodies, helps the industry understand and implement food safety and other regulations, provides information to help members strengthen business in today's competitive environment and creates relationships between all sectors of the industry including manufacturers, brokers, trade customers, suppliers to the industry and our consumers.