Gordons Cited for Business Achievements

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - John Gordon, vice chairman and Paul Gordon, chairman, Gordon Food Service here, one of the top foodservice distributorships in the country, were among nine business professionals who were named the West Michigan area winners of the Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

The Gordons won in the Lifetime Achievement category.

From modest beginnings as teenagers sent to Traverse City, MI, to sell "off the truck," they served in a variety of roles before Paul became president in 1965 and John, secretary/treasurer. Under John and Paul's guidance, Gordon Food Service transitioned from a retail distributor to providing foodservice to restaurants, schools and other institutions.

Gordon Food Service was the ID Great Distributor Organization in 1974 and 1988 and ID Innovator of the Year in 1979. John Gordon was inducted into the ID Distribution Hall of Fame in 1995.


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