During a black-tie banquet at the Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, 12 industry leaders were inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame, receiving the industry's most prestigious honour.
The 2022 Candy Hall of Fame inductees were: Doug Boes, Shankman & Associates, Inc.; Jennifer Dilts, Dollar General Corp.; Peter Greweling, Culinary Institute of America; Jeff Grossman, YummyEarth, Inc.; Dwayne Hallan, Long Grove Confectionery Co.; Terri Hoggatt, Jelly Belly Candy Co.; Mark McArdle, McArdle, Inc.; Troy Pearley, Divine Chocolate Ltd.; Stacey Rutherford, Burdette Beckmann Inc.; Edward Seibolt, Fannie May Confections/Ferrero; and Paul Adams and Emmert Brooks, Adams & Brooks, Inc., who are being inducted posthumously.
Joe Melville, NCSA President, said: “Congratulations to the Candy Hall of Fame Class of 2022. We are proud to recognise these 12 dedicated professionals and honour their commitment to the confectionery industry.
“Each honouree boasts more than 20 years of service and experience, helping to evolve, innovate and pioneer the industry as a whole. We celebrate each of these deserving individuals and their many accomplishments.”
Highlighting the significance and prestige of the event, almost 0 Candy Hall of Fame members were on hand to witness the induction ceremony and welcome the Class of 2022 into their ranks.
Since 1971, the Candy Hall of Fame has recognised lifetime career achievements in the confectionery industry. Candy Hall of Fame members come from all disciplines within the confectionery industry, must have at least 20 years of service to the confectionery industry (buyers must have at least 10 years of experience) and must be 50 years of age at the time of nomination. Honourees should demonstrate loyalty to building and supporting the confectionery industry through active participation over and above job requirements.