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candy manufacturing company executive

Leonard Wurzel, American candy manufacturing company executive. Decorated Bronze Star. Captain Adjunct General's Department, Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Member Association Manufacturers Confectionery and Chocolate (board directors, past president, chairman), Candy Chocolate and Confectionery Institute (board directors, treasurer), Retail Confectioners International (board directors, past president).

Background

Wurzel, Leonard was born on February 4, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Maurice L. and Dora (Goldberg) Wurzel.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Washington and Jefferson College, 1939. Master of Business Administration, Harvard, 1941.

Career

With Loft Candy Corporation, Long Island City, New York, 1946-1964, vice president, 1949-1956, executive vice president, 1956-1957, president, 1957-1964, director, 1949-1964. Chairman, director Calico Cottage Candies, Inc., 1964-1994. Retired, 1994; mayor Village of Sands Point, New York, since 1989.

Elected mayor, 2009; With Adjunct General Department European Head Qtrs., England France & Germany, Captain United States Army, 1941-1946.

Membership

Captain Adjunct General's Department, Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Member Association Manufacturers Confectionery and Chocolate (board directors, past president, chairman), Candy Chocolate and Confectionery Institute (board directors, treasurer), Retail Confectioners International (board directors, past president).

Connections

Married Elaine Cohen, August 18, 1949. Children– Mark L., Lawrence J.

father:
Maurice L. Wurzel

mother:
Dora (Goldberg) Wurzel

spouse:
Elaine Cohen

child:
Mark L. Wurzel

child:
Lawrence J. Wurzel