Lipari Foods Names John Pawlowski President and Chief Operating Officer
WARREN, MICH. – Lipari Foods announced today that John Pawlowski has been named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. As President and COO, Pawlowski will focus on advancing overall sales growth and profitability and will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Thom Lipari.
John is a great addition to our Executive Team. He will play an important part in helping to guide Lipari Foods over the next several years as we continue on our path of improving our service, growing our product categories and expanding our geographic footprint.
—Thom Lipari, CEO of Lipari Foods
Pawlowski comes to Lipari Foods with a wealth of experience from his previous employer, TriMark SS Kemp based in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to SS Kemp, John spent over 17 years with The JM Smucker Co., serving in various vice president roles within the organization.
I am excited to join Lipari Foods at an exceptional time in the company’s growth. I have a lot to learn about the people and teams but I am already incredibly impressed with the tradition of excellence, family, and customer focus. I look forward to digging into the business and providing support through my past experiences as we all build towards the future together.
–John Pawlowski, President/COO of Lipari Foods
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, John holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University and an MBA from Kent State University. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and three children, golfing and traveling.