Dwight E. Iverson

Dwight was born and raised in a rural town in Iowa, attended high school in Essex, IA, and graduated from Chicago’s North Park College in 1956. He was also a 1959 graduate of Drake University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. He and his wife, Giannina, raised two sons, David and Jim. His […]

C. Gregory Spangler

The son of Charles B. Spangler, a former vice-president – traffic for Spangler Candy Co. and grandson of Ernest D. Spangler, one of the founders of Spangler Candy Co. Greg was a graduate of the University of Michigan with both a BBA and an MBA. Following graduation, Greg worked for Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, now […]

Howard Wirth

Howard was born in New York City in 1928 and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949. His career in the confectionery business began in 1949 with the Edgar P. Lewis Co. of Massachusetts. In 1953 he became a broker in Pittsburgh, PA, specializing in concession sales to theatre chains. He joined D.C. Sales […]

G. Peter Lorish

Pete was born in 1929, and was educated at Valley Forge Junior College and later served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps. He and his wife Marilyn raised two sons. Between 1980 and 1988, he owned and operated Lorish Associates, a confectionery brokerage company. For 37 years prior to that he was an independent representative […]

Joseph E. Healy

Joe began his career in the candy business in 1953, joining the Curtiss Candy Co. and working out of the Boston area covering the New England and upstate New York markets. After ten years, he left to join the F&F Laboratories sales force. He stayed with F&F for the next five years and then made […]

Gary Elgaaen

Gary Elgaaen

Gary began his life-long association with the confectionery business at the age of ten when he began working part-time at his father’s distributing company in Marysville, CA. After his 1958 graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, he worked for the Wm. Wrigley Co. until 1961 when he rejoined his father, who had become a […]

Merne Dougherty

At the time of his induction in 1992, Merne was president of Northwest Brokerage Co. of Seattle, WA. He was born in Seattle and following a stint in the Merchant Marine, he attended the University of Washington until joining Heck Specialty Co. a wholesaler in Seattle. Starting at the bottom, he advanced to route foreman […]

Ed Demain

Ed began his career with Philip Morris, Inc. in 1964, moving on to M&M/Mars in 1968 and the New England Confectionery Co. in 1973. In 1978, he joined American Food Brokers and when that company was sold in 1980, Ed and his partner, Hal Orlick, formed Twin State Sales candy brokerage. He attended Queensborough Community […]

Frank H. Falter Sr.

Frank was born in 1915 and spent nearly his entire life in the distribution business. At the age of ten he was packing half-pound boxes of hard candy for his father at the Geo. J. Falter Co. in Baltimore. Frank and his wife Annette raised one son, Frank H. Falter, Jr. Working at the company […]