New York — Ned Micelli, who founded Micelli Chocolate Mold Co. with his father Joseph, has passed away. He was 88.
The family business began in 1947 as a company that repaired metal moulds, and later made custom metal moulds before moving into injection moulded polycarbonate plastics, according to the Micelli family.
Working alongside his children, Ned helped drive the business, which became the only full-service industrial chocolate mould company in North America. While Ned was retired for some time, he remained interested in the business and technical advances as the company grew.
He is survived by five children, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.