Samuel A. Burstein

Sam was born in Poland on February 18, 1919. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1924 and attended Marshall High School in Chicago. Sam spent 50 years in the candy industry, the first five with Jos. H. Kenworth, representing Mason Mints, before founding Burstein Associates. Over the years Sam was recognized for his dedication and […]

Bert Amada

Bert was born October 13, 1929, in Newark, NJ. He attended Central High School and Fairleigh Dickenson University before joining the military in 1951, in which he served as a U.S. Army Corporal until 1953. Bert had spent 40 years in the candy industry at the time of his induction, starting his career in 1955 […]

Maurice A. Cook Jr.

Maury Cook was born July 14, 1940, in Fort Wayne, IN. Following his graduation from North Side High School, he attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, where he earned a B.S. in business administration. Following graduation, Maury spent a year with the IRS before joining the U.S. Air Force, serving as a transportation officer and […]

Douglas Taylor Sr.

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DT is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia and alumnus of West Virginia University. He started his career at Procter & Gamble, spending 10 years in sales, marketing and sales management positions. He then spent more than two years as vice-president of sales for a major food brokerage in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1975, DT accepted […]