Army, Navy Veteran Fernando Gonzalez Jr. Helps JTM Food Group Expand Military Sales Division

An expert in food service and the military joins the company with 18 years experience in the U.S. Army and Navy and more than 10 years in a variety of food service segments.

Harrison, OH, September 24, 2011 --( JTM Food Group, a Harrison, Ohio-based company specializing in menu solutions for the food service industry, has added Fernando Gonzalez Jr. to its growing Military Sales Division. With over 14 years experience in the U.S. Army 13F (Fire Support Specialist) and 4 years in the U.S. Navy as an Operations Specialist, Gonzalez will specialize in Garrison Feeding and assist with strategic planning and implementation of all aspects of JTM’s Military Sales division.

About JTM Food Group

JTM is family owned and operated since 1980; JTM Food Group specializes in menu solutions that deliver superior results to the food service industry. Focused on customer service, quality and innovation, J.T.M. serves thousands of schools, restaurants, military and government organizations, and food distributors and retailers throughout North America. In 2011, JTM was named one of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Fast 55, an award that recognizes the fastest-growing private firms in greater Cincinnati. For information, visit

Mr. Gonzalez was raised in the food service business, learning the ropes watching his mother work with various food manufacturers around the country. He worked for his family’s food brokerage company for more than 10 years, gaining experience in all food service segments, from Business and Industry (B&I) and chain restaurants to healthcare and schools.

"Fernando brings JTM a terrific blend of food service experience and a distinguished career in the military," said Diana Dupont, Director of Government and Military Sales, JTM Food Group. "He understands the military processes and systems we need to navigate and can create ideal food service solutions to meet their needs. There is tremendous opportunity in our Military Sales division and Fernando has the perfect skill set to help us maximize those opportunities."

JTM’s Military division started in 1992 after the first Gulf War, with a focus on selling retail products to military base commissaries around the world. JTM continues to partner with DeCA (Defense Commissary Agency), a U.S. Department of Defense agency that operates more than 250 commissaries worldwide. In 2005, the company began selling products designed for troop feeding, including MRE’s (Meals, Ready to Eat) and UGR-A (Unitized Group Rations).

Mr. Gonzalez resides in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife, Gabrielle, and their six children: Giovanni, Jenovia, Jeremiah, Kielee, Zachary and Evan.

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