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2015 Confectionery Leadership Award Winners

2015 Confectionery Leadership Awards
The 2015 Confectionery Leadership Award winners are...

Mike Maslen
Vice President of Sales,
Hudson Group

 Dave Schulze
Senior Buyer, Candy,
H.E. Butt Grocery Company (H-E-B) 

NCA has announced the recipients of the 2015 Confectionery Leadership Awards. The awards celebrate contributions to the category by recipients through their effective business collaboration, category management best practices and innovations in merchandising confectionery products in-store.

“This award recognizes the talent and dedication of the industry's retail customers, those who go above and beyond expectations," says NCA Vice President of Industry Affairs Larry Wilson. "There were many deserving and worthy candidates submitted for the 2015 Confectionery Leadership Award, but the committee felt strongly that Mike and Dave truly exemplify the visionary thinking it takes to propel the category forward."

NCA and Candy & Snack TODAY magazine created the awards program in 2011 to recognize and honor the confectionery industry's best and most innovative category champions and leaders. The program allows NCA manufacturers and brokers to recognize these outstanding retailers and wholesalers in the confectionery community for their effective customer marketing, shopper-driven shelving practices, and promotion of new items.

Past Recipients:


Tim Erceg, Hy-Vee, Inc.
Jamal Parker, Sam's Club 


Julia Bischoff, Smart & Final
Kimberley Felice-Dooley, CVS Caremark Corp.
AJ Jesswani, Meijer, Inc.


Paul Minger, Walgreens
John Scardina, Eby-Brown Company
Val Stansfield, Rite Aid Corporation


Rebecca Fries, U.S. Marine Corps Exchange
Bill Walker, McLane Co., Inc.
Tim Tackett, Giant Eagle, Inc.