• 2020Eric SchmoyerBarry Callebaut
  • 2019Rose PottsBlommer Chocolate Co.
  • 2018Gwen EvenstadSweet Candy Co.
  • 2017Pam GesfordThe Hershey Company
  • 2016Randy HofbergerR&D Candy Consultants LLC
  • 2015Marlene StuafferBlommer Chocolate
  • 2014Michael AlluredMC Publishing Company
  • 2013Bob HuzinecThe Hershey Company
  • 2012Richard Hartel, PhDUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2011Terry RichardsonRichardson Researches
  • 2010Robert BoutinKnechtel Laboratories
  • 2009Judy CooleyThe Hershey Company
  • 2008John UrbanskiCargill Cocoa & Chocolate
  • 2007Ed WilsonAarhusKarlshamn
  • 2006Paul RichardsKnechtel Laboratories
  • 2005Edward MinsonSPI Polyols
  • 2004Tim MurphyFerrara Pan
  • 2003Ron BixlerM&M Mars
  • 2002Reg OhlsonMars Inc.
  • 2001Mel WarneckeWarnecke Technical
  • 2000Edward SeguineGuittard Chocolate Company
  • 1999Jack CollinsCollins Technical Ltd
  • 1998James McGovernPeerless Confection Company
  • 1997Richard E. SchierSchier Specialty Sales
  • 1996Reg GrovesGroves & Company
  • 1995Joachim H. von ElbeUniversity of Wisconsin
  • 1994Carl O. MooreA. E. Staley Manufacturing
  • 1993Allen R. AlluredMC Publishing Company
  • 1992Patrick J. HuffmanGrace Cocoa
  • 1991Walter VinkPlanters LifeSavers
  • 1990Patrick HurleySpangler Candy Company
  • 1989Maurice JefferyHershey Chocolate
  • 1988John KittPlanters LifeSavers
  • 1987Odvar SolstadStephen F. Whitman Company
  • 1986William N. DuckHelme Tobacco Company
  • 1985No Recipient
  • 1984George JenkinsTom’s Foods
  • 1983George RichardsonWarner Lambert
  • 1982Silvio CrespoWilbur Chocolate
  • 1981Bernard MinifieKnechtel Labs
  • 1980Donald MitchellBakers Chocolate
  • 1979John A. KooremanPenick and Ford
  • 1978Robert P. AllenE. J. Brach & Sons
  • 1977Bart SiebersThe Nestle Company
  • 1976Lloyd LattenConsultant
  • 1975Gerald DoolineNCA
  • 1974Horton CorwinBrock Candy Company
  • 1973Simon O. SchnitzerLeaf Confections
  • 1972Fred JanssenSucrest Sugar Company
  • 1971Elwood W. MeyersHershey Chocolate
  • 1970Gordon R. MaybeeCadbury Chocolate Ltd.
  • 1969L. Russell CookAmbrosia Chocolate Company
  • 1968Herbert KnechtelKnechtel Labs
  • 1967Jay C. MusserKlein Chocolate Company
  • 1966Rodney WelchWilbur Chocolate Company
  • 1965John W. VassosStephen F. Whitman Company
  • 1964Prudence W. AlluredThe Manufacturing Confectioner
  • 1963Archie B. CramerF&F Labs
  • 1962W. Tresper ClarkeWm. Neilson Company
  • 1961Samuel F. HinkleHershey Chocolate Company
  • 1960Katherine E. LangwillRefined Syrups and Sugars
  • 1959Otto H. WindtE. J. Brach & Sons
  • 1958Horace B. CoslerQuartermaster Dept. U.S. Army
  • 1957Norman KempfWalter Baker Chocolate
  • 1956John M. KrnoCorn Products Company
  • 1955C. Rudolph KroeckelKroeckel Ottinger Company
  • 1954Justin J. AlikonisPaul F. Beich Company
  • 1953Hans F. DreselFelton Chemical
  • 1952James P. BookerNulomoline Company
  • 1951James A. KingNulomoline Company