Edward Katovsky

Ed was president of Kaye and Silver Brokerage Co. of Beachwood, OH, at the time of his induction. Ed was born in 1926, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attended Miami (Ohio) University. He was in the candy business practically all of his life. At the age of six, he and […]

Arnie Jellison

Arnie Jellison

Arnie was executive vice-president of T-Bar Brokerage, Inc. Dallas, Texas at the time of his induction. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he graduated from the University of Missouri in 1960. After two years in the Army, he spent five years in banking before joining Mars West (now M&M/Mars) in 1967. In 1971 he took a […]

Whitney W. Hill

Whit retired from M&M/Mars after 29 years with the company and at the time of his induction was president of Whitney Hill & Assoc. of Marietta, Georgia. A 1955 graduate of Indiana University, he started his 37-year career in the food and confection business as a district manager with the Stokely Van Kamp Co. Two […]

Alvin Hasenberg

Al was director of publications of the NCSA and the executive secretary of the New York Candy Club at the time of his induction. Al spent nearly his entire business life in the candy industry. After graduating from Rutgers University in 1939, he joined the U.S. Army and saw overseas service in the China-Burma-India theatre […]

James Grimes

Born in Philadelphia in 1929, he enlisted in the U.S. Army after High School and served in a paratroop division. He married Dolores in 1951 and they raised one daughter. Jim started his career as a sales representative for the H.J. Heinz Co. Three years later, he joined a food brokerage company and began a […]

Harry J. Andersen

Harry J. Andersen

Harry was born on June 19, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His confectionery career began on July 5, 1966 when he became a direct salesman for Nabisco confections. Harry remained with Nabisco until 1976 when he entered the brokerage business as a partner in Bumer-Anderson & Associates, Inc. The brokerage prospered through the years until 1990, […]

Charles O. Trado

At the time of his induction, Charles was senior vice-president of sales for Leaf, Inc. North America. He directed all of Leaf’s sales activities in the U.S. Canada and Mexico. When inducted, Charles had 25 years experience in sales distribution for grocery, drug, mass merchandising, convenience, military and vending outlets. He joined Leaf in 1989 […]

Dale E. Burklund

Dale E. Burklund

Dale was president of Burklund Distributors, Inc. at the time of his induction. He joined the Springer Burklund Co. in 1942 and in 1992 was honored with a 50-year company award. In 1969 he was named president of the successor firm to Springer Burklund, Burklund Distributors. He attended Purdue University and served in the U.S. […]

Fred Aten

Fred Aten was the candy buyer for the Wetterau Co. Pittsburgh Division, Pittsburgh, at the time of his induction. He was employed by that company for most of his adult life and was in his thirty-second year with the firm when he became a member of the Candy Hall of Fame. The first seventeen years […]

Alex Radutzky

Alex was 82 at the time of his induction and served as president of Joyva Corp. a family owned company founded in 1906. He joined the company in 1926. He was a director of the Association of Manufacturers of Confectionery and Chocolate. He was known for his humanitarian work, having succeeded his father as a […]