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Gerry Castignetti Named NorthEast Wholesale Food Distributors Association Person of the Year

November 22, 2016 – Billerica, MA – The NorthEast Wholesale Food Distributors Association (NEWFDA) named Gerry Castignetti, JOH EVP, Sales Manager Grocery, Frozen & Dairy, as their 2016 Person of the Year.
NEWFDA is the nation’s oldest food association and is dedicated to serving the needs of the NorthEast Food Distribution community by helping distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers and brokers network with top executives in the industry.

Gerry was presented the award at the NEWFDA Annual Convention held October 6th-9th in Marco Island, Florida. Since 1998, he has been the Director of NEWFDA.

“Over the years, Gerry has shown an unwavering commitment to NEWFDA and I can think of no person more deserving of this award than him,” said John Saidnawey, President and COO at JOH. “He is an integral part of NEWFDA and truly embodies everything that JOH stands for: ethics, integrity and passion. We are fortunate to have Gerry as a valued member of our leadership team.”

Photo (left to right)
Sondi Castignetti, Shayla Gerrior, Ava Gerrior, Nico Castignetti and Gerry Castignetti

About JOH

JOH was founded in 1956 by Harry O’Hare, Sr. and is now one of the strongest regional food brokers with 15 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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