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Management Team

  • John Nilsson

    President
    • 1978 - Plumrose, Divisional Sales Manager
    • 1979 - DAK, National Sales Manager
    • 1986 - VP of Sales, Plumrose acquired DAK combined sales of $265 million
    • 1989 - Founded Action Food Sales, Inc.
  • John Nilsson, Jr.

    Vice President
    • 2007 - Graduated from UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
    • 2007 - Action Food Sales, Retail Representative
    • 2008 - In House Category Analyst, Food Lion
    • 2009 - Action Food Sales, Account Executive
    • 2018 - Action Food Sales, Vice President
  • Mike Hughes

    Deli Director   
    • 1986 - Brookwood Farms, Retail Sales Manager
    • 1991 - Sara Lee – Hygrade, Regional Sales Manager
    • 1994 - TAV/IBP/Tyson, Regional Sales Manager
    • 2001 - Action Food Sales, Account Executive
  • Mike Mickie

    Business Development Manager
    • 1983 - Winn-Dixie, Market Manager
    • 1992 - Winn-Dixie, Meat Supervisor
    • 1994 - Winn-Dixie, Corporate Meat Buyer
    • 2000 - Winn-Dixie, Category Manager: Beef/Pork $1.2 Billion Sales
    • 2003 - Winn Dixie, Senior Corporate Category Manager: Beef, Pork, Lunchmeat & Seafood
    • 2013 - Joined Action Food Sales
  • Preston Harrell

    Business Development Manager   
    • 2005 - CCAF, United States Air Force, Joint Inspector and Logistics coordinator
    • 2011 - US Foods, Receiving and Inventory Control
    • 2012 - US Foods, Fresh & Frozen Meat, Dry Goods, and Produce Buyer
    • 2014 - Action Food Sales, Account Executive
  • Robb Lang

    Business Development Manager   
    • 2001 - Account Coordinator – Acosta Sales, Inc
    • 2002 - Category Analyst – Acosta Sales, Inc
    • 2004 - Space Technologist – Acosta Sales, Inc
    • 2005 - Sales Representative – ConAgra Foods (Frozen Goods For MDI)
    • 2007 - Lead Space Planner, Replenishment Analyst – Baker & Taylor, Inc.
    • 2017 - Business Manager – Action Food Sales
  • Joe Dragoni

    Business Development Manager   
    • 1979 - Deli Manager, Acme Markets
    • 1985 - Seafood Manager
    • 1990 - Meat Manager, Acme Markets
    • 1995 - Meat, Deli & Seafood Specialist, Acme Markets
    • 1999 - Store Director, Acme Markets
    • 2002 - Store Director, Albertson’s Denver Division
    • 2005 - Meat Supervisor, Shop Rite
    • 2009 - Project Manager, Winn Dixie (SEG)
    • 2013 - Client Business Manager, Acosta Sales & Marketing
    • 2021 - Business Development Manager, Action Food Sales
  • Carroll Coleman

    Sales Supoprt & Lead Merchandiser - Ingles  
    • 1977 - Meat Cutter, Ingles
    • 1977 - Market Manager, Ingles
    • 1985 - Meat & Seafood Trainer, Ingles
    • 1986 - Meat & Seafood Supervisor, Ingles
    • 2000 - Meat & Seafood Lead Meat Set Coordinator, Ingles
    • 2021 - Lead Merchandiser, Action Food Sales
  • Peter Glint

    Business Development Manager   
    • 1970 - Regional Manager, Plumrose
    • 1976 - Nation Sales Manager, Longacre Poultry
    • 1977 - Nation Sales Manager, Shenandoa Poultry
    • 1978 - Owner, Retail Marketing & Sales (Brokerage Firm)
    • 2002 - Acquisitions, Acosta Sales & Marketings
    • 2011 - Retail Merchandiser, Action Food Sales
    • 2014 - Business Manager, Action Food Sales
  • Mike Moore

    Business Development Manager
    • 1974 - Llyod & Sheffer Brokerage, Tri-Cities Market Manager
    • 1988 - Founded M&M Marketing, servicing East TN & VA. Contributed to growth of Jack Smith's 3 Piggly Wiggly stores which developed into what is now K-VA-T Food Stores with 135 stores.
    • 2016 - Joined Action Food Sales with 42 years of Meat experience