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S. Abraham & Sons Announces Retirements

2 regional vice presidents wrap up decades of c-store industry service
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Photograph courtesy of S. Abrahma & Sons

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —S. Abraham & Sons Inc. (SAS), a subsidiary of Imperial Trading Co., has announced the retirement of two regional vice presidents. George Predick, regional vice president for Wisconsin and Illinois, retired at the end of May. Tom Rogers, regional vice president for Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, retired in June.

Predick (pictured, left) began his career with SAS in 1989 as new business development manager for Wisconsin and Illinois. The company promoted him to vice president of sales, and in 2002, it promoted him to vice president of sales for Illinois and Wisconsin.

He was a member of Kiwanis Club, graduated from Hershey’s Steps Program, was an active member of the Wisconsin Association of Distributors, and served as board member and past president of Illinois Association of Wholesale Distributors.

Predick has worked in the industry since 1974, starting at Bambas Tobacco Co., which later was purchased by Core-Mark International, where he became a district manager.

“Congratulations to George as we wish him good health and happy retirement years,” the company said. “Thank you for your many contributions to SAS.”

Rogers (pictured, right) began his career with SAS in 1998.

He was an active member in the Ohio Petroleum Marketers Association, Ohio Wholesale Association, Ohio association of Convenience Stores and Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association.

He has been employed in the industry since 1975, working for convenience-store chain Stop-n-Go, as well as Robbins Wine & Beer Distributor and LLJiroch/JF Walker Distributor.

“Congratulations to Tom as we wish him good health and happy retirement years. Thank you for your many contributions to SAS,” said the company.

Imperial Trading, Elmwood, La., and SAS, Grand Rapids, Mich., provide marketing, distribution and technology solutions to convenience retailers. Their service area extends from the United States and Canada border to the Gulf of Mexico where they service more than 5,000 retail locations. The companies have six distribution centers serving 20 states.

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