Gordon Food Service Announces New EVP of North America Specialty Companies and Strategic Ventures

Dean Noble will retire as Executive Vice President and President of North America Specialty Companies and Strategic Ventures; to be succeeded by Jason Nichol

Wyoming, MI, July 8, 2024 – Gordon Food Service, a privately held and family-managed foodservice distributor with operations in the U.S. and Canada, today announced the retirement of its Executive Vice President and President of North America Specialty Companies and Strategic Ventures, Dean Noble, and the appointment of his successor, Jason Nichol.

Dean joined Gordon Food Service in 1999 and has more than 30 years of experience in the foodservice industry. He has held key positions at Gordon Food Service, including President, British Columbia Division; Executive Vice President of Canada distribution; President, Gordon Food Service Canada; and Chief Operating Officer. 

“We are so grateful to Dean for his many years of leadership to the industry and to the company, which has enabled us to grow to become the largest foodservice distributor in Canada”, said Rich Wolowski, President and CEO of Gordon Food Service.

Jason is joining Gordon Food Service with over 30 years of experience with Tyson, Nabisco, Cott Beverages, and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He has held key positions, most recently, at Tyson Foods, including Senior Vice President overseeing strategic initiatives and Chief Customer Officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. 

“Jason brings a wealth of experience and strategic leadership to Gordon Food Service, and his entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with a commitment to strong values and culture, makes him the ideal candidate for this position”, said Wolowski.

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 125 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 175 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. To learn more about Gordon Food Service, visit gfs.ca.

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