John Gates brings years of management and production experience to the role of VP Operations at LifeLine Foods, Inc., St. Joseph, MO. Gates has worked in production plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Utah and Colorado. Most recently Gates spent 17 years at Kroger in Denver, CO. “John is putting his years of experience to work at LifeLine helping us by creating a process of continuous improvement, says Kevin Kelly, President and CEO., he is also urging us to take ownership of our processes and work, and by developing leaders throughout the organization.”


John and his wife, Susan, a physical therapist will be relocating to the area. LifeLine Foods, LLC., is a corn processing plant owned by more than 600 farm-families. It is in south St. Joseph and employs 125 people.