Michigan City, IN—Tom Grillea is joining Palko Services as the distributor’s new CEO, according to a press release from the company. He will begin on November 2.
Grillea brings over 25 years of experience from other distributors, as well as retail experience from his time at Vitamin Shoppe.
Grillea said in the press release: “For years, I’ve been an admirer of the Palko family business, and I’m beyond excited to finally join this wonderful organization. They have built a tremendous industry reputation that has always displayed strong relationships with vendors and customers that is based on integrity. Together, we will increase our portfolio of brands bringing in new and exciting business to grow brick & mortar retail, natural product chain stores and ethical e-commerce. My objective is to create growth for our brands, our customers, and for the Palko organization as a whole. I’m eager to show the industry what Palko can do and take us to new heights.”
Steve Palko, President, added: “We are excited to bring in Tom Grillea to contribute to the success of our family business. We pride ourselves on who we are and believe Tom fits in perfectly with our core values. Our quest is to become the best independent distributor through excellent service and strong personal relationships with our stores and our brands. We are certain Tom can help us achieve this goal and look forward to the many positive changes he will accomplish as our new CEO.”