John R. Bonnet
Inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame in 1997
Born March 14, 1940 in Newark, NJ, John Bonnet graduated from East Orange High School and Seton Hall. He married Marge in 1961 and raised two children, John and Scott.
With nearly 35 years experience in sales, John entered the candy industry in 1972 as national sales manager at Ward Candy Co. joining Pezrow Food Brokers in 1982, and Ben Myerson Candy Co. in 1987, where he served as eastern regional sales manager at the time of his induction.
John specifically acknowledged Frank Taglienti, Al Hasenberg, Vern Godwin, Al Erlick and Jim Myerson as the biggest influences on his career at the induction ceremony.