Richard M. Palmer Jr.

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 […]

Andrew Gazerro

Andrew Gazerro

Andy was born in Providence, Rhode Island and is President of A. Gazerro & Associates, Inc., a New England Brokerage located in Johnston, Rhode Island, which he started in 1976. After trying his hand at real estate, accounting and computers, he began his career in the confectionery business when he was hired to sell candy […]

Harry J. Berg

Harry J. Berg

Harry was vice-president of E.A. Berg & Sons, Inc. in 1991, a position he held since 1958. The family-owned company employed three generations of the family at the time of his induction. The National Candy Wholesaler Association in 1971 named Harry a Candy Ambassador. He was also a member of the National Candy Brokers Association […]

Philip E. Heide

Philip E. Heide

Philip was born in 1941 in New York City. He graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics. Marrying Susan, they raised three children. Philip joined the Henry Heide Co. in 1964, eventually becoming executive vice-president after serving as sales manager – bakery and as marketing and merchandising manager. Philip’s […]

Lewis Ronald Stabler

Ron was born in 1940; attended school in Greenville, Alabama and in 1962 was awarded a B.S. from the University of Alabama. Married to Virginia, they raised three sons. At the time of his induction, he was a partner in the candy brokerage firm of Miller, Stabler & Smith, in Birmingham, AL. He joined the […]

Robert J. Hulvat

Robert Hulvat was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 10, 1934. While working for the F.W. Woolworth Co. he was also a member of the Ohio National Guard. After beginning his career with Woolworth’s in Cleveland, Ohio, he married and moved his family thirteen times in connection with his career. His final position before retiring […]

William Collins Sr.

Member, Boston Confectionery Salesmen’s Club. The NCSA welcomes biographical information and portrait photographs of Candy Hall of Fame inductees. Information should be sent to: National Confectionery Sales Association Spitfire House 3135 Berea Road Cleveland, OH 44111 Information can also be emailed to info@candyhalloffame.org.

Roy B. Chase Sr.

Roy Chase, Sr. started his career with American Chicle as a retail salesperson in 1916 and left American Chicle to start his own broker business in 1922 in the Philadelphia area, called Chase Sales company. His major line was Peter Paul. He was in business till his death in 1958. His son Franklin S. Chase […]