Death of John Gordon, actor and builder of the Gordon Empire

The Gordon Food Service officials announced Tuesday the death of John Gordon and praised "the life and heritage of (...) this honest and caring leader of the family business, passionately committed to the needs of its customers and of its employees ".

In 1953, John imitated his brother, Paul, to join the company founded in 1897 by his grandfather Isaac Van Westenbrugge and then led by his father Ben and his uncle Frank. For more than 65 years, he will participate in the evolution of the brand and the business model, moving this family business from a small local supplier to a multi-billion dollar multinational, today remind the leaders on the website of the company. "It was not uncommon to see John in the office all day long, so passion for family affairs was central to his life. "

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