Candy: Mounds of Joy

Few businessmen switch jobs as drastically as Austin R. Zender, 63, who describes himself as "a metal man by profession and a candy man by design." Ending a long and successful career as president of Bridgeport Brass Co. and later as head of National Distillers & Chemical Corp. when the two merged, Zender postponed retirement to become head of a confectionary company on whose board he had sat since 1954. Under his aggressive leadership, Peter Paul Inc. has taken over a position among the leaders of the nation's $1.4 billion candy business....

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