Maurice S. Jeffery

Maurice S. Jeffery

Class of 2002

Born in Rugby, England on March 5, 1932, Maurice attended Eastland High. A former professional soccer player, he earned a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Chemistry from London University, and is an Associate of the Royal Institute of Chemistry. He and Marie were married in 1957 in Dundee, Scotland and raised two children.

Maurice did National Service in the Royal Signals Branch of the Army from 1954 to 1956, stationed in England. He began his career in the industry in 1959 when he joined Cadbury-Schweppes U.K. serving as manager of process development until 1969 when he was promoted to new product development manager. In 1979, he transferred to Cadbury North America where he worked until 1988 as vice-president of research and development and quality assurance for the U.S. and Canada.

In 1988, he founded Jeffery Associates Consultancy, which he served as president at the time of his induction.

Recognized for his achievements in the industry, Maurice has earned the AACT Stroud Jordan Award (1989) and the CMA Service Award (1990). He has served the industry as chairman of the ACRI Research Committee, the PMCA Research Committee and the PMCA Education Committee. For many years, he served as director of a 10-week course in confectionery technology at the German Confectionery School.

His most memorable career achievement is earning a patent in 1966 for a process for moulding soft confections in a “starchless mould” a process still in use today.