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Bruce Sugden Honored with the 2016 Harry O’Hare Award

February 13, 2017 – Billerica, MA – JOH is honored to present the prestigious Harry O’Hare Award to Bruce Sugden, Vice President of JOH’s Mid-Atlantic division, for 2016.

The award is presented to the person who most personifies the qualities and values that match those of the life and career of Harry O’Hare. Mr. O’Hare’s personal and professional legacies are filled with hard work, integrity, passion, a positive attitude and team spirit.

“Bruce always acts with the utmost integrity,” said Matt O’Hare, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Anything with his stamp on it demonstrates a strong commitment to our clients and customers to get results the right way. He is a true professional and we are fortunate to have him as a leader in our organization. My grandfather would be proud.”

“Bruce truly embodies all that Harry O’Hare stood for and is the ultimate JOH’er,” said John Saidnawey, JOH President and COO. “He is always willing to do what is needed to make JOH stronger and continuously produces results for our clients.”

“Thank you Bruce for all that you do for JOH and congratulations on being the 2016 Harry O’Hare Award recipient. You truly deserve it! I am honored to have you as part of our Mid-Atlantic Team as we continue to grow,” said Pete Legambi, Executive Vice President of JOH’s Mid Atlantic team.

Past HOH Award recipients include Melissa Passalaqua, Jerry Larsson, Dan Matrazzo, Mike Clark, Dan Fazio, Gary Rosenthal, Carl Annese, Kathy Ascolillo, Ken Black, Debbie Bionelli and Bob Trumbour.

About JOH

JOH was founded in 1956 by Harry O’Hare, Sr. and is now one of the strongest regional food brokers with 16 offices and strategic partnerships across the United States. JOH currently has over 500 employees and represents more than 400 clients. For more information, please visit

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