Gilmore joins Four Seasons
"With over 30 years of very successful leadership, management and produce procurement experience in both wholesale and retail sectors, John is very well suited to lead our team of purchasing professionals," Ron Carkoski, president and chief executive officer of Four Seasons Produce Inc., said in a press release. "His broad experience coupled with what we determine to be a very good cultural fit in our organization make him exactly what we need to further develop our team and the quality programs we offer to our customers and suppliers."
Mr. Gilmore began his career in purchasing at General Produce Co. in Sacramento, CA, in 1977. After 13 years of service at General, he joined Albertson's Inc. in 1990 as a produce buyer in its Sacramento office. At Albertson's, he was promoted to senior produce buyer and served in that capacity at both the Denver and Brea, CA, distribution centers. In 1995, Mr. Gilmore accepted the position of produce procurement manager at Albertson's Tolleson, AZ, location and subsequently accepted similar positions at the firm's Lancaster, PA, and (most recently) Fort Worth, TX, facilities.
After an extensive three-week orientation program, Mr. Gilmore will assume his duties at Four Seasons, where he can be reached at [email protected] or 717/721-2713.