One of the oldest privately held, family managed food distribution companies in the United States is Gordon Food Service. To trace back the roots of Gordon Food Service, you’ll have to go back all the way to 1897.
On top of that, GFS is the largest food distribution company in North America with over 16,914 employees. In 2016, GFS brought in $12.6 billion in revenue. In 2018, estimate revenue is around $14.1 billion.
The CEO of Gordon Food Service is Rich Wolowski and has been since 2016. Rich was President and Chief Operating Officer before he succeeded Jim Gordon as Chief Executive Officer for GFS.
Wolowski has been with Gordon Food Service since 2004 and has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2013. Prior to serving in his present role, he held several key positions in the company, including Director of Program Sales, General Manager of the Central States Division, and Senior Manager of U.S. National Accounts and North American eBusiness. He also serves on the boards of International Foodservice Distributors Association, Markon, and Parental Care Ministries.
Gordon Food Service has foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. They also operate more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store® locations in the United States, which are open to the public and provide restaurant-quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without any membership fees.
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