Arthur A. Greenberg
Class of 2005
Art was born on February 11, 1935, in New York City. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Yale and a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from Columbia, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve, serving six months active duty as a staff sergeant at Fort Dix, NJ, and Fort Eustis, VA.
RenÈe and Art were married in 1962 and have two sons, James and John. Art’s 47-year career in candy manufacturing equipment has been entirely with Union Confectionery Machinery Co., a supplier of processing and packaging machinery, where he served as executive vice-president at the time of his induction.
“Because of the Greenberg family’s involvement in the candy industry since 1912, I grew up loving it and knowing many of its members,” he explains. “My love of the industry has brought me my success.”
It has also brought him industry honors, including the National Confectioners Assoc.’s Distinguished Associate Member Award and a Kettle Committee Achievement Award for his years of service.
“I remember with great fondness my work with the NCA,” Art recalls. “Bringing the NCA and Retail Confectioners International together gave me a lot of satisfaction, and through the Kettle Committee, I have seen all the industry giants receive recognition.”
Art’s father, Samuel, was the greatest influence in Art’s career, teaching him to work hard, treat his customers and employees with honesty and compassion, and seek out knowledge throughout his career.
“If I were to pass on anything,” Art says, “I would tell young people that honesty is the most important thing in being successful, along with a good education and a willingness to never stop learning.”
In his free time, Art enjoys golf and collecting stamps and coins.