The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual whose vision, hard work and dedication have resulted in a significant and long-lasting contribution to the confectionery industry.
Ross Born, Just Born Quality Confections
Forrest E. Mars, Jr., MARS, Incorporated
Michele Ferrero, Ferrero SpA
Melvin Gordon, Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.
Sal Ferrara II, Ferrara Candy Company
Dom Antonellis, NECCO
Dick O’Connell, Chocolate Manufacturers Association; National Confectioners Association
Herm Rowland, Jelly Belly Candy Co.
Al Allured, MC – The Manufacturing Confectioner
James A. Hanlon, Harmony Foods Corporation
Lloyd Elston, Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company
Henry Blommer, Blommer Chocolate Company
Herb Knechtel, Knechtel Research Sciences;
Harry Burnett “HB” Reese, Hershey Foods Corporation
Milton Hershey, Hershey Foods Corporation;
Forrest E. Mars, Sr., M&M / MARS
Missing years represent years when the award was not presented.