Robert Edward Duffy

Class of 1996

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1946, Robert attended Hampton High School in Allison Park, PA and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Robert’s sales career began in 1969 when he joined the Sunshine Biscuit Co. as a sales rep. His candy career began in 1973 when he joined the Nestlé Co. Inc. as a sales rep, rising to the position of Area Manager/DM in San Antonio, TX.

In 1986 he joined Blackwell Stevenson Co. as Account Executive, Confections, a position he held until founding his own firm, Confection Connection, where he was the owner and director of operations until his retirement from the industry in 1996. He was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame the same year.