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Bill Kelley, vice chairman of Jelly Belly Candy Co., and former Mars Inc. research director Reg Ohlson were honored by their peers at the State of the Industry conference. Both men were tapped to receive a Distinguished Service Award, recognition that goes to individuals who have worked tirelessly throughout their careers to benefit the candy industry.
Kelley was presented with the award by Herm Rowland Sr., Jelly Belly chairman. Making the presentation, Rowland cited Kelley's contributions to the candy industry over the course of his 40 years in the candy business, noting, in particular, his active role in the leadership of NCA.
"One way or another, he's …