The Author: Mike Gilmore

mikeAt 15 years of age, Mike Gilmore started working for his uncle’s wholesale firm selling candy and tobacco products to small family owned grocery stores, gas stations, and restaurants becoming the general manager by the time he was 23. It was a male dominated business at the time and he worked with men who had lived through The Great Depression and World War II.

In 1986, he shifted to the wholesale electrical and plumbing distribution business where he started to learn his current trade. He filled positions as operation manager, branch manager, and regional branch manager in Ohio, Florida, and finally the coastal area of South Carolina.

In 2003, he took a position with one of the world’s largest and most respected manufacture of plumbing fixtures for both residential and commercial products. He has worked as an account manager, market development specialist, and now as a national account manager servicing only one trade distributor that covers the United States, Mexico, and Canada with a sales force of over 1100 associates.


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