At 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.
He is the author of the Levels of Power novels featuring United States Senator Randy Fisher. 2013 saw the release of The Senator and The Legislator. His followers will see three Level of Power sequels released in 2014. That same year he released a little gem called The Toilet Salesman…the oh so Necessary Guy. The book covers incidents from 25 years of selling plumbing and electrical products. In 2015, he plans to release the next edition in the Levels of Power Series: The Vice President.
He lives in South Carolina with his wife and two cats.