William Thompson

Class of 1993

Bill was born in 1944 and began his career in the candy business in 1971. He was first employed by Mike Blumenthal and then by the Frank D’Orlando Co. both candy brokerages in New England. He later worked as a sales manager for Gum Products Co. in Boston. He joined Andy Gazero as a partner in Gazero and Thompson in 1977 and was a partner in the firm at the time of his induction.

Bill served as president of the Boston Confectionery Salesmen’s Club in 1980 and was named as a Candy Ambassador by the National Candy Wholesalers Association in 1991. Bill and his wife Nancy raised a son.