Michael Gilmore, vice president of business development for Ferrara Candy Co., was bestowed the National Confectionery Sales Association Distinguished Service Medal during the Candy Hall of Fame induction and banquet.
The medal is awarded to NCSA members who have committed years of service, dedication and hard work on behalf of the association.
A 2001 Candy Hall of Fame inductee, Gilmore has worked in the industry for more than 40 years, holding positions including management and executive positions for Standard Brands, Inc. as well as CEO for Rowntree, Ltd., USA in the 1980s. He has also held the positions of COO and director for Ferrero USA, Inc. from 1988 through his retirement in 2007. Gilmore served as the president of the association from 2007 to 2009 and was chairman from 2009 to 2011.
Mark Antonucci, NCSA chairman, said in a prepared statement, “This award recognized Michael’s outstanding service to the NCSA. As president and chairman, he led from the front, helping the Association transition through a challenging period. He was instrumental in advocating long-term plans and adherence to the principles of the Candy Hall of Fame.”