A 40-year veteran of the candy business and president of his own company at the time of his induction, Leonard was born in Springfield, MA in 1924. A 1942 graduate of John Fitch High School, Windsor, CT, he earned his B.A. from University of Connecticut in 1950. Leonard began his sales career with the Beech […]
Bill Cline was born in May, 1926, in Chicago, IL. A graduate of Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL, Bill also attended the University of Detroit, Detroit, MI. Bill’s service to the confectionery industry spanned a 52-year career, beginning in 1946 when he became a territory salesman for Bunte Bros. In 1949, he joined […]
Ross Colletti was born in July, 1929 in Bronx, NY. He is a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and the New York Institute of Dietetics. Ross’ service to the industry began in 1953 when he joined American Chicle Div. of Warner Lambert Co. as a sales representative for the New York area where he […]
The NCSA welcomes biographical information and portrait photographs of Candy Hall of Fame inductees. Information should be sent to: National Confectionery Sales Association 3135 Berea Road Cleveland, OH 44111 Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. James Ferguson passed away September 24, 2005.
Morris was born in Chelsea, MA in 1914. He began his candy career in 1935, joining Kraft Caramel Co. and later the M. J. Holloway Co. as a salesman. Following service to his country during World War II he returned to Boston to manage the Kendall Confectionery Company for his brother and fellow Candy Hall […]
Domenic joined the New England Confectionery Co. (Necco) in 1968 following a 10-year industrial engineering career with General Motors. At Necco, he served as an industrial engineer manager, plant manager, general manager and as vice-president of operations. In 1978 he was named president of the multi-line candy company. At just 37 years old, he became […]