ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Six figures from Maryland’s food industry were honored Thursday with induction into the Maryland Food Industry Hall of Fame here.
The 2010 inductees, honored at a breakfast event, were Don Bennett (Richfood), Anthony D’Anna (Mars Super Markets), Paul Diamond (Food-A-Rama), Robert Lawless (McCormick & Co.), Tom Saquella (Maryland Retailers Association) and Roddy Smith (Schmidt Baking Co.). The Hall of Fame membership now includes 71 members with the induction of the 2010 class.
The Maryland Food Dealers Council of the Maryland Retailers Association started the hall of fame in 2003. Rob Santoni Jr., council chairman, said the 2010 class underscores the purpose of the hall of fame to honor those "who made a significant contribution to the food industry in Maryland."