1998

Art J. Jacovoni

Art J. Jacovoni

Born September 22, 1945, in Providence, RI, Art attended LaSalle Academy and the University of Rhode Island. He married Martha in 1978 and they raised a daughter. Art started in the candy industry in 1968, joining the Heyman-O’Gara Brokerage as a salesman, becoming a partner in 1980. In 1986 he joined Zachary Confections, Inc. and […]

Bruce Gibbons

Bruce Gibbons

Bruce was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on August 3, 1944. He came to the U.S. as a child, settling in Fort Worth, TX. He attended Arlington State and later married Karen in 1987. They raised five children. He started his candy career as a sales representative for Hershey Chocolate beginning in 1966. He later […]

Fred Barnett

Fred Barnett

A more than 42-year candy industry veteran, Freddy was born January 15, 1936, in Brooklyn, NY. After attending Chamberlain Vocational High School, he completed his studies at Ben Franklin University in Washington, D.C. Freddy married Stel in 1996 after his first wife, Anne, passed away in 1993. All together, he help raise six children. Freddy […]

Frank J. Taglienti

Frank J. Taglienti

Frank was born in South Orange, NJ on October 19, 1928. He attended Columbia High School and graduated from Seton Hall University with a BS in business administration. He raised five children; Janice, Frank, John, Thomas and Daniel. At 28, Frank joined Nestlé Foods Corp.’s Blitz Crew, eventually becoming an assistant sales manager. From 1963 […]

William S. Barry

William S. Barry

Bill was born February 22, 1930, in Zanesville, OH. A third-generation candy maker, he started in the candy industry as a truck driver for his father’s company, Bloomer Candy Co. A graduate of St. Thomas High School, he attended Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN. Following military service in WWII, he married Janet in 1953. […]

Jorg Schindler

Jorg Schindler

Born June 11, 1929, in Karlsruhe, Germany, Jorg attended Helmholtz School and Higher Commercial Business School. His continuing education gained him wide experience in the sugar, confectionery and glucose industries, which proved invaluable when his family later acquired Ragolds GmbH & Co. in his hometown of Karlsruhe. He joined the family business in 1952 and […]

Spaulding A. Goetze S

Spaulding A. Goetze S

Spaulding was born February 26, 1946, in Baltimore, MD. He attended Baltimore City College and served with the U.S. Coast Guard as a Medical Corpsman. He married Cynthia in 1968 and raised three sons. As CEO and treasurer at Goetze’s Candy Co. Spaulding served as chairman of the National Association of Convenience Stores’ Associate Board, […]

Leslie B. Shankman

Born September 11, 1922, in Chicago, Les attended the University of Southern California on a basketball scholarship, later receiving his MBA from the University of Chicago. In 1945, he began his lifelong career with Leaf, Inc. as a plant manager. He married Sugar in 1946 and they had two sons, Andrew and James. Les’ biggest […]

Allen R. Allured

Allen R. Allured

Born January 11, 1927, in Oak Park, IL, Al graduated from Oak Park High School and attended Kenyon, Illinois and Colorado Colleges. He served in both World War II and the Korean War before joining Manufacturing Confectioner and Candy Buyers’ Directory, trade publications founded in 1921 by his parents, Prudence and Earl. Al served on […]

Nan L. White

Nan L. White

Born in Joplin, MO on February 20, 1945, Nan attended Neosho High and Joplin City College. She married Charles in 1981 and they have two children, Ricky and Lorie. Nan was vice-president confections and snacks at Interwest/Nan White Brokerage at the time of her induction. Previously, she held management positions at Electrolux, Albertson’s and Shoppers […]