Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual whose vision, hard work and dedication have resulted in a significant and long-lasting contribution to the confectionery industry.

Past Recipients:

2017
Forrest E. Mars, Jr.,  MARS, Incorporated

2016
Michele Ferrero, Ferrero SpA
Melvin Gordon, Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.

2015
Sal Ferrara II, Ferrara Candy Company

2009
Dom Antonellis, NECCO

2008
Dick O’Connell, Chocolate Manufacturers Association; National Confectioners Association

2007
Herm Rowland, Jelly Belly Candy Co.

2004
Al Allured, MC – The Manufacturing Confectioner

2003
James A. Hanlon, Harmony Foods Corporation

2002
Lloyd Elston, Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company

2001
Henry Blommer, Blommer Chocolate Company

2000
Herb Knechtel, Knechtel Research Sciences;
Harry Burnett “HB” Reese, Hershey Foods Corporation

1999
Milton Hershey, Hershey Foods Corporation;
Forrest E. Mars, Sr., M&M / MARS

 

Missing years represent years when the award was not presented.