Gordon Food Service Announces Executive Leadership Appointments


Gordon Food Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Noble as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Steve Kampstra as President, Gordon Food Service Canada. They will step into their new roles in November 2018.

The new role of COO was established in response to the continuing growth and evolution of the company. The role of President, Gordon Food Service Canada will be transitioned from Dean Noble to Steve Kampstra when Dean assumes his new role as COO.

Dean Noble has been with Gordon Food Service since 1999. He has held key leadership positions at Gordon Food Service including President, British Columbia Division; Executive Vice President of Canada Distribution; and President, Gordon Food Service Canada.

Rich Wolowski, North American President and CEO of Gordon Food Service said: “Throughout his career, Dean has built strong relationships based on integrity, trust and mutual respect. He has deep industry knowledge and a proven track record of leading teams to deliver strong results year after year. I look forward to working with Dean as we continue to grow our business.”

Steve Kampstra joined Gordon Food Service in 1988. During his career with the company, he has served in a variety of leadership positions including Vice President of Sales; Vice President of Marketing and Procurement; President, Ontario Division; and Vice President, Canada Distribution.

“We are confident that Steve will continue to drive the business forward as we continue to expand our distribution network throughout Canada,” said Wolowski.

Gordon Food Service Board Vice Chairman Jim Gordon added, “We have great confidence in the leadership team Rich has assembled and the aggressive plans and strategies they have brought forward to the Board of Directors. Our goal is to strengthen the resources committed to operational excellence, innovation and executing our long-range strategic plan. These changes will establish a leadership structure that is built for the future and the continued growth of our business.”

About Gordon Food Service

Since 1897, we have delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for our customers. We began as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, and have grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach for 120 years—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. We also operate more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store locations in the U.S. By partnering with organizations from across industries—healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners—we help our customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember.

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