The Distinguished Service Award honors individuals who have worked tirelessly throughout their careers, often in cooperation with NCA, to benefit the candy industry in a lasting way.
Anton Vincent, Mars Wrigley North America
Jerry Hagedorn, Barry Callebaut
Dean Spangler, Spangler Candy Company
Dave Stuart, formerly of The Hershey Company
Tom Joyce, The Hershey Company
Doug “DT” Taylor, DT & Associates
Pat Huffman, The Warrell Corporation
Mike Bianco, Jelly Belly Candy Company
Jim Conlan, Mars Chocolate N.A.
Bill Ryan, ADM Cocoa
Richard Medwar, Ferrara Pan Candy Company
Bill Kelley, Jelly Belly Candy Company
Reg Ohlson, Mars, Inc. (retired)
Jim Myerson, Ben Myerson Candy Co.
Milton T. Matthews, Hershey Foods Corporation
Duane Fox, Spangler Candy Company
Jack Zachary, Zachary Confections, Inc.
Nello Ferrara, Ferrara Pan Candy Company
Carl Goldenberg, Goldenberg Candy Company
James “Jimmy G” Gagliarducci, Dalducci, P.C.
Missing years represent years when the award was not presented.