Richard M. Palmer Jr.
Class of 1991
Rich attended Mercersburg Academy and Lehigh University, where he earned degrees in Industrial Engineering and Marketing. He began his candy business career in 1972 as controller for the R.M. Palmer Co. He then progressed through the company in various capacities, contributing in the financial, production and administrative areas.
In 1979, he became president and chairman of the board after he and several management executives purchased the firm from his father.
Rich contributed considerable time to industry associations and was a past director and vice-president of the National Confectioners Association and past president of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Confectioners Association at the time of his induction.