James P. Gagliarducci

Class of 1995

Jim was born March 11, 1935 in St. Louis, MO, where he attended CBC High School and Washington University. He married Joyce in 1955 and they had six children, James, John (deceased), Jerry, Jill, Janice, and Janine.

Jim spent his entire industry career with Sunmark, Inc. where he served as president at the time of his induction. Jim credited the advice and guidance of good mentors throughout his career as a key to his success.

During his career he was honored with the American Wholesale Marketers Association’s Dean Award and served on the Executive Committee of the National Confectioners Association.

He was very instrumental in guiding the 1996 launch of the All Candy Expo, run by the National Confectioners Association, and received a Professional Candy Buyer Publisher’s Award in 1998 for his industry service.