John B. McGlasson

Vice President

Value Delivered

As one of the food process and distribution industry’s leading automation and supply chain planning experts, John brings a great deal of experience to his role as vice president. He’s designed a number of conventional, mechanized, and automated material handling systems, and has experience working from Food Tech’s customers’ perspective.


With over twenty five years of food process and distribution operations experience that includes both retail and wholesale, John has had the opportunity to work with brands such as: Walmart, Kroger, Performance Food Group, Colavita USA, Tony’s Fine Foods, Wegmans Markets, Harris Teeter, Associated Food Stores, Kohl Wholesale, Kroger, Tyson Foods, ConAgra Foods, Dairyland, McCain Foods, and Comercial Mexicana.

Prior to joining Food Tech, John worked as a consultant on both domestic and international brands and completed special projects for Ralphs Grocery Company, a leading west coast grocery chain. Having been in Food Tech’s customers’ position at numerous times during his career, John has the ability to relate to his customers’ needs in a unique way. He has worked with a variety of solution providers on projects such as: 100% automated lights out selection systems, AS/RS, shuttle moles, mini-loads, and hybrid-automated solutions.   

John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Long Beach and is a member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Major Projects:

  • Walmart, Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Freshly, Baltimore MD
  • Fresh Direct, New York, NY.
  • HFM Foodservice, Maui, Hawaii
  • Performance Food Service, Southhaven, MS.
  • Tapia Brothers Food Service, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Batory Foods, Chicago, IL.
  • Associated Foods, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Wegmand Food Stores, Rochester, NY
  • Kings Hawaiian; Atlanta, GA & Los Angeles, CA
  • Colavita USA: Edison, NJ
  • UniPro: Atlanta, GA (over 25 studies across the US)
  • Institution Food House: Florence, SC
  • Hawkeye Food Service: IL, IA & MN
  • Tony’s Fine Foods: Sacramento, CA
  • Southwest Traders: Stockton & Temecula, CA
  • Kuna Foodservice: St. Louis, MO
  • DiCarlo Distributors: Holtsville, NY
  • Florida Food Service: Gainesville, FL
  • Kohl Wholesale: Quincy, IL
  • Comercial Mexicana: Mexico City, MX
  • Ahold International: Mauldin, SC
  • Save Mart Supermarkets: Modesto, CA
  • Associated Food Stores: Ogden, UT
  • Ralphs: Los Angeles, CA